Requesting a Transfer to Another Neighborhood Middle School

Neighborhood Schools

Neighborhood schools have attendance areas established by the School Board. Every student is guaranteed admission to the elementary, middle, and high school serving the attendance area in which the student resides. If you need to determine your neighborhood middle school, please use the Boundary (Attendance Zone) Locator.

Neighborhood Transfers

APS assesses the ability to provide neighborhood transfers for the upcoming school year annually.  A decision regarding neighborhood transfers will be made in February 2022 after the January enrollment update to the Superintendent and the School Board.  For more information, please review the School Board Options and Transfers Policy J-5.3.31.

Families are informed at both Middle and High School Information Night that APS will only make an announcement to families if neighborhood transfers become available. While neighborhood transfers have been made available in previous years, they are not guaranteed each school year due to fluctuations in student enrollment, and could become available for the following school year.


For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.