Requesting a Transfer to Another Neighborhood Middle School

**Update Feb. 16, 2021: APS is not able to offer middle school neighborhood transfers for the 2021-22 school year.**

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

For the upcoming 2021-22 school year, APS is unable to offer middle and high school neighborhood transfers due to financial constraints and capacity limits in accordance with the School Board Options and Transfers Policy J-5.3.31. APS assesses the ability to provide neighborhood transfers for the upcoming school year annually, and following this year’s assessment, neighborhood transfers are unable to be offered for secondary neighborhood schools because all schools have reached their student capacity limits.

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.