Changes to high school boundaries were approved by the School Board on Jan. 31, 2018, and begin in the 2019-20 school year. There are no changes to high school boundaries for the 2018-19 school year.
Lincoln High School will open in fall 2019 to provide more high school capacity in the north end of the city and relieve crowding at Ballard High School and Roosevelt High School. As there is not currently an attendance area for Lincoln, one was established by reassigning areas from other high schools.
Lincoln High School will open in 2019 with 9th and 10th grades.
- If you have a student who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in 2019 (class of 2020 or 2021), s/he will be grandfathered at their current high school. This means they will not change schools in 2019.
- If you have a student who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in 2019, s/he will be assigned to Lincoln High School.
- If you have a student receiving highly capable (HC) services who will be entering 10th grade in 2019-20, s/he will continue to be assigned to Ingraham or Garfield. S/he also may opt to attend Lincoln, where a new HC pathway has been established.
- If you have a student at an option high school, service school or in a choice seat at another attendance area school, your student will not be impacted by this change.
Any student may apply to another high school through school choice. Seats are based on available space.
You can see the new high school boundary maps and read more about the changes on the high school boundary page of our website.http://www.seattleschools.org/
We know change can create discomfort. District staff is developing a plan to make the transition go as smoothly as possible for those students who are changing schools.
Thank you to the many families who have participated in the process of developing these new boundaries. We are excited for the opening of Lincoln High School.
Ashley Davies, Director, Enrollment Planning
Flip Herndon, Associate Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning