Intra-district (transfers between district schools) and inter-district (transfers of out-of-district students into GISD) transfers are governed by board policy FDB (LEGAL), FDB (LOCAL), and FDA (LOCAL) and FDA (LEGAL).  


    Except as outlined below, Georgetown ISD schools are closed to out-of-district transfer requests, and students living in GISD are required to attend the school zoned for their residence address. 


    In order to ensure adequate planning and resources for next school year, the 2023-2024 intra-district transfer window opens on April 1, 2023, and closes on May 1, 2023. All applications should be submitted during this period. Transfer application decisions will be communicated to families by mid to late May. After that time, students who have not received an approved 2023-2024 transfer application will be returned back to their zoned campus for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a unique situation that requires consideration for a transfer request outside of the transfer window, please contact Susan Ripps at


    ALL GISD campuses are closed to Intra-District transfer requests with the following exceptions: 

    • Children of district employees. The child must attend the campus where the parent is employed or the elementary, middle, or high school closest to/zoned for the campus where the parent is employed. 

    • Students who are presently in or eligible for a unique instructional program or setting that is not offered at their home attendance-zoned campus. (i.e. dual language program, etc.)


    • Students applying for a sibling transfer if a sibling meets the special exceptions listed above.  

    • Students choosing to remain at their current campus if they have three consecutive years of enrollment at that campus and their zoned campus is in the same feeder pattern;  

    • Students choosing to remain at the current campus if they are a returning 5th grader, 8th grader,

    • Students choosing to remain at their current campus if they are 10th, 11th, or 12th graders (see the Stay Put transfer requirements for more information).

    • Students who move to a different GISD attendance zone during the school year and wish to complete the school year at their current school.


    A special consideration transfer request can be denied for any of the following reasons:

    • The reason for the request is due to the district’s rezoning of the student’s current residence to a different school.

    • This application or any of the requested materials are incomplete or missing.

    • The reason for the transfer does not meet one of the preceding special considerations:

      • Lack of available space and/or staffing at the school to which the student requests a transfer;

      • The sending or receiving principal or the Director of Operations disagrees with the transfer;

      • The parent/guardian cannot furnish transportation;

      • The transfer is to avoid a discipline situation, academic difficulty, or attendance concern;

      • False information is provided on the transfer request.


    Parents may appeal the decision to deny a transfer through the GISD grievance process, FNG (LOCAL).

    For further information, please contact the district at 512-943-5000, ext. 6096.

Student Transfer Information