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Targeted Transfers: When available, targeted transfers are open to students residing in specific attendance zones or planning units*.  Schools must also share boundaries. Families interested/eligible submit an online application during a specific time period.

Neighborhood Transfers: When available, neighborhood transfers are open to all APS students. Families interested/eligible submit an online application during a specific time period.

Option Schools & Programs: APS offers specialized instruction as an alternative to the designated neighborhood school. Interested students must complete an online application during a specific time period.

Here, you’ll find information on option schools & school transfer lotteries. We update the data after each lottery and again after school year registration closes. Please note: some figures are subject to change.

Lotteries: APS conducts a random, double-blind lottery through SchoolMint, a 3rd party vendor, to determine admission for option schools and transfers when more applications are received than there are seats available.

Application data: Application data is published after lotteries have been administered. Please note the publication date for each option school/program or school transfer.

Waitlist: Students who applied, but were not selected through the lottery process, are placed in numerical order on a waitlist. Waitlists continually change as seats become available.  Families who have applied to an option school or for a school transfer can view up-to-date waitlist information by logging into the online application portal.

Seats Available: The number of seats available at each school and/or program is based on the Superintendent’s Annual Update to the School Board on enrollment and projections.

Number of Applicants: The number of students who applied to an option school/program or for a school transfer during the application window.

Admission for the 2024-25 School Year

Data will be posted as it becomes available.

H-B Woodlawn Grades 6 Available Seats

Seat allotments are determined by the number of 5th graders at each school, as a percent of total 5th graders district-wide.

Numbers are based on enrollment data as of Sep. 30, 2023.

School 5th Grade Students % of total Seats
Abingdon Elementary School 108 5.10% 4
Alice West Fleet Elementary School 80 3.80% 3
Arlington Science Focus Elementary 83 3.90% 3
Arlington Traditional Elementary 114 5.40% 4
Ashlawn Elementary School 89 4.20% 3
Barcroft Elementary School 75 3.60% 3
Barrett Elementary School 88 4.20% 3
Campbell Elementary School 61 2.90% 2
Cardinal Elementary School 131 6.20% 5
Carlin Springs Elementary School 82 3.90% 3
Claremont Elementary School 98 4.60% 4
Discovery Elementary School 92 4.40% 3
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School 68 3.20% 2
Escuela Key Elementary School 89 4.20% 3
Glebe Elementary School 85 4.00% 3
Hoffman-Boston Elementary School 100 4.70% 4
Innovation Elementary School 70 3.30% 3
Jamestown Elementary School 81 3.80% 3
Long Branch Elementary School 65 3.10% 2
Montessori Public School of Arlington 58 2.80% 2
Nottingham Elementary School 49 2.30% 2
Oakridge Elementary School 91 4.30% 3
Randolph Elementary School 59 2.80% 2
Taylor Elementary School 96 4.60% 3
Tuckahoe Elementary School 67 3.20% 2
TOTAL APS 2079 98.60% 74
Students Not Currently Enrolled in APS 4 29 1.40% 1
TOTAL 2108 100.00% 75

Notes:

  1. Enrollment Data Source: September 30, 2023 Membership Summary as of 11:45 p.m. on October 4, 2023.
  2. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
  3. 75 seats have been allocated for H-B Woodlawn grade 6 in school year 2024-25. The number of lottery seats allocated to each school is based on the percentage of Total Grade 5 students.
  4. Estimate for Students Not Currently Enrolled in APS is based on the number of lottery applicants for 2023-24 who did not attend an APS school at grade 5.

H-B Woodlawn Grade 9 Available Seats

Seat allotments are determined by the number of 8th graders at each school, as a percent of total 8th graders district-wide.

Numbers are based on enrollment data as of Sep. 30, 2023.

School 8th Grade Students % of Total Seats
Dorothy Hamm Middle School 311 16.40% 4
Gunston Middle School 324 17.10% 4
Jefferson Middle School 337 17.80% 5
Kenmore Middle School 311 16.40% 4
Swanson Middle School 296 15.60% 4
Williamsburg Middle School 281 14.80% 4
TOTAL APS Grade 8 1860 98.20% 25
Students Not Currently Enrolled in APS 4 35 1.80% 1
TOTAL GRADE 8 1895 100.00% 26

Notes:

  1. Enrollment Data Source: September 30, 2023 Membership Summary as of 11:45 p.m. on October 4, 2023.
  2. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
  3. 26 seats have been allocated for H-B Woodlawn grade 9 in school year 2024-25. The number of lottery seats allocated to each school is based on the percentage of Total Grade 8 students.
  4. Estimate for Students Not Currently Enrolled in APS is based on the number of lottery applicants for 2023-24 who did not attend an APS school at grade 8.

More data for the 2024-25 school year application process will be posted as it becomes available.

School Year 2023-24 (last year's lottery/transfers)

Data is from June 1, 2023 or earlier

Secondary Option Schools/Programs

H-B Woodlawn Grades 6-8

Check Back in November for the allocations for the 2024-25 school year

75 available seats for school year 2023-24.

All seats accepted.

Grade 6

School

Seats Offered

Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Abingdon 4 39 24
Alice West Fleet 3 15 12
Arlington Science Focus 3 22 16
ATS 3 72 62
Ashlawn 3 35 29
Barcroft 2 17 15
Barrett 3 8 5
Campbell 2 26 21
Cardinal 4 50 43
Carlin Springs 3 11 8
Claremont 3 30 24
Discovery 4 18 12
Dr. Charles R. Drew 2 8 4
Glebe 3 35 32
Hoffman-Boston 2 15 9
Innovation 3 34 19
Jamestown 3 14 11
Escuela Key 4 42 38
Long Branch 2 20 17
MPSA 2 23 20
Nottingham 3 31 28
Oakridge 4 19 13
Randolph 2 8 5
Taylor 3 19 13
Tuckahoe 3 24 20
Resident students not enrolled in APS 1 36 29

Grade 7 and 8

School Allocation Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 7 0 135 129
Grade 8 0 117 116

 

H-B Woodlawn Grades 9-12

26 seats available for school year 2023-24.

All seats accepted.

Grade 9

School Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Dorothy Hamm 4 62 40
Gunston 5 44 23
Jefferson 4 46 28
Kenmore 5 37 20
Swanson 4 45 27
Williamsburg 3 43 28
Resident students not enrolled in APS 1 35 26

Grades 10-12

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 10 0 45 40
Grade 11 0 20 18
Grade 12 0 5 4

High School Option Schools/Programs

School Seats Offered / Accepted Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Arlington Tech
Grade 9 130 / 130 352 117
Grade 10 20 / 8 18 0
Grade 11 0 0 0
Washington-Liberty IB Program
Grade 9 80 209 55
Grade 10 5 9 0
Grade 11 10 4 1
AP Network at Wakefield
Grade 9 15 / 11 56 1
Grade 10 2 / 2 3 1
Grade 11 0 1 1
Grade 12 0 1 1
Dual Language (English and Spanish) Immersion Program at Wakefield
Grade 9* 0 9 6
Grade 10* 1/1 2 1
Grade 11* 0 0 0
Grade 12* 0 1 1

(*) Waiting for the intent-to-return forms from students currently attending Immersion in APS. These students have guaranteed admission into the program’s next level.

Once families commit and/or decline attendance, if seats become available, students waitlisted will start to receive offers.

Dual Language Spanish Immersion at Gunston Middle School

School Seats Offered / Seats Accepted Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 6 * 3 / 3 14 11
Grade 7 * 2 / 2 4 2
Grade 8 * 1 / 1 1 0

(*) Waiting for the intent-to-return forms from students currently attending Immersion in APS. These students have guaranteed admission into the program’s next level.

Once families commit and/or decline attendance, if seats become available, students waitlisted will start to receive offers.

Montessori at Gunston Middle School

School Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 6* 0 26 22
Grade 7* 3 / 3 14 12
Grade 8* 4 / 4 4 0

(*) Waiting for the intent-to-return forms from students currently attending Immersion in APS.

These students have guaranteed admission into the program’s next level.Once families commit and/or decline attendance, if seats become available, students waitlisted will start to receive offers.

Elementary Option Schools/Programs

Arlington Traditional School

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants VPI Students Admitted  Siblings  Waitlisted Students
K 91 320 45 39 170
1 0 119 1 109
2 0 119 3 105
3 0 77 0 68
4 0 71 0 67
5 0 43 2 38

Campbell Elementary School

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants VPI Students Admitted  Siblings  Waitlisted Students
K 63 154 23 27 49
1 2 43 1 32
2 6 31 2 16
3 3 25 0 18
4 4 15 0 4
5 0 16 0 14

Montessori Public School of Arlington

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings  Waitlisted Students
1 13 67 7 49
2 6 45 1 32
3 5 22 1 14
4 0 17 0 14
5 0 19 0 15

Claremont Dual Language Immersion

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants VPI Students Admitted  Siblings  Waitlisted Students
K Spanish 48 75 46 13 17
K (Non-Spanish) 48 86 11 26 26
1 (Spanish) 2 3 0 1
1 (Non-Spanish) 1 28 1 1
2 15 22 1 1
3 0 14 0 11
4 5 9 1 2
5 5 11 0 2

Escuela Key Dual Language Immersion

Grade  Seats Offered Number of Applicants VPI Students Admitted  Siblings  Waitlisted Students
K Spanish 48 67 20 21 12
K (Non-Spanish) 48 83 1 10 11
1 (Spanish) 1 10 0 13
1 (Non-Spanish) 0 16 1 6
2 0 15 0 10
3 3 7 0 0
4 0 8 0 0
5 0 8 0 0

School Neighborhood Transfers

Washington-Liberty High School - Neighborhood Transfers

Grade Seats Offered / Seats Accepted Number of Applicants Waitlisted Students
Grade 9 20 / 19 143 98
Grade 10 0 38 38
Grade 11 15 / 11 24 0
Grade 12 15 / 5 8 0
 
Total 50 / 35 213 136

Yorktown High School - Neighborhood Transfers

Grade Seats Offered / Seats Accepted Number of Applicants Waitlisted Students
Grade 9 15 / 13 24 0
Grade 10 5 / 1 7 0
Grade 11 5 / 3 9 0
Grade 12 5 / 2 3 0
 
Total 30 / 19 43 0

Dorothy Hamm Middle School - Neighborhood Transfers

Grade Seats Offered / Seats Accepted Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 6 20 / 18 71 38
Grade 7 10 / 1 7 0
Grade 8 5 / 5 10 2

Kenmore Middle School - Neighborhood Transfers

Grade Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 6 20 / 20 37 13
Grade 7 10 / 1 4 0
Grade 8 5 / 3 8 1

Thomas Jefferson Middle School - Neighborhood Transfers

No transfer spaces for school year 2023-24

Williamsburg Middle School - Neighborhood Transfers

Grade Seats Offered / Seats Accepted Number of Applicants Students on Waitlist
Grade 6 10 / 10 49 33
Grade 7 5 / 5 16 8
Grade 8 5 / 3 5 0

Elementary School Neighborhood Transfers 2024-2025

Neighborhood School  Seats Available/Accepted  *Number of Applicants  *Students Waitlisted 
Alice West Fleet 20/0 0
Cardinal 35/7 22
Drew 30/1 9
Innovation 30/2 30

 

Early Childhood Programs

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

Elementary School Seats Offered Number of Applicants Students on Waitlists
Abingdon 16 36 3
ATS 48 157 12
Ashlawn 16 9 0
Barcroft 32 34 0
Barrett 28 34 0
Campbell 48 99 5
Carlin Springs 48 34 0
Claremont 64 75 1
Dr. Charles R. Drew 28 22 0
Fleet 32 23 0
Hoffman-Boston 28 55 9
Innovation 42 52 0
Escuela Key 32 84 3
Long Branch 16 21 0
Oakridge 16 21 0
Randolph 28 31 0

PreK Montessori

Carling Springs Elementary School

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 5 25 1 12
4-year-olds 4 18 0 5
5-year-olds 0 20 0 8

Discovery Elementary School

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 15 42 0 18
4-year-olds 11 28 0 6
5-year-olds 0 16 0 9

Fleet Elementary School

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 12 92 3 59
4-year-olds 0 61 2 46
5-year-olds 0 37 0 17

Jamestown Elementary School

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 12 44 1 19
4-year-olds 11 45 0 24
5-year-olds 0 15 0 11

Oakridge Elementary School

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 6 46 0 29
4-year-olds 2 36 0 23
5-year-olds 0 24 0 14

Montessori Public School of Arlington

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Siblings Waitlist
3-year-olds 47 226 16 132
4-year-olds 8 164 7 93
5-year-olds 7 116 6 71

Community Peer PreK (CPP)

Coming in mid-june

Alice West Fleet

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 3 20 1
4-year-olds 0 8 2

Barcroft

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 4 13 0
4-year-olds 1 9 0

Carlin Springs

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
2-year-olds 3 28 2
3-year-olds 5 11 0
4-year-olds 4 12 0

Dr. Charles R. Drew

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 7 10 0
4-year-olds 2 2 0

Glebe

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 0 7 3
4-year-olds 5 22 9

Hoffman-Boston

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 3 12 2
4-year-olds 3 15 3

Innovation

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 4 17 1
4-year-olds 5 20 0

Jamestown

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
2-year-olds 3 17 1

Nottingham

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 3 1 0
4-year-olds 6 6 0

Taylor

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 3 3 0
4-year-olds 3 5 0

Tuckahoe

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
3-year-olds 5 6 0
4-year-olds 6 13 3

Non-neighborhood applicants

Age Seats Offered Number of Applicants Waitlist
2-year-olds 0 30 28
3-year-olds 0 26 18
4-year-olds 0 26 13