Student Transfers for the 2017-18 School Year

Note: Over the summer of 2015, the LISD Board of Trustees approved Scenario R for 2016-17 High School Attendance Zones. For more information, please consult the attendance zone website and this High School Transfer FAQ.



Beginning Sept. 1, 2011, STUDENT TRANSFER applicants will be assessed a $30.00 processing fee (with the exception of students transferring into the International Baccalaureate program), which must be paid prior to review of the transfer application. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval to attend the requested campus. The processing fee of $30.00 does not apply when the child’s mandatory program does not operate on the child’s home campus, and will be noted as a “program” transfer. Any transfer application noted as a “program” transfer must be approved by the appropriate department.

All approved high school transfers remain in effect for the duration of a student’s high school career, unless the transfer is revoked for failure to remain in good standing, or because the student is no longer participating in an eligible “program” transfer. Students, who have, in a previous year, been approved to attend a high school campus other than, the one for which they are zoned, and whose transfer has NOT been revoked, do NOT need to apply for a transfer to continue attending that campus.

The following transfer applications need to be submitted manually:

  • PSLP, English Language Learners, ESLE, LEIP
  • Students moving into the district within 60 days (move-in date and proof of residency must be provided)
  • LISD employee children that live outside the district and that are new to the district (campus assignment will depend on space and staffing availability)

All other student transfer applications must be submitted on-line, along with payment via credit card. Individuals who wish to pay cash, need to bring exact change, a certified or cashier’s check, or money order, to the campus being requested, and the on-line form will need to be completed at that time.

Students must be enrolled in Leander ISD prior to the submission of a transfer request. The student must enroll at the campus he/she is zoned to attend.

Updated: April 11, 2017
Schools accepting transfer requests for the 2017-18 school year
NOTE: This information is subject to frequent changes. To obtain the latest information, please call the individual school.
Elementary Schools
  • Akin (Elementary 26)
  • Block House Creek
    — Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
  • Cox
    — Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
  • Cypress — 1st
  • Deer Creek
  • Faubion
  • Giddens
  • Grandview Hills
  • Naumann
  • Plain — Kindergarten, 2nd
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reagan
    — Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th
  • River Place (Watch List)
  • River Ridge
    — Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Steiner
  • Westside
  • Winkley — Kindergarten, 4th, 5th
Middle Schools
  • Four Points
  • Stiles
  • Wiley
High Schools
  • Cedar Park (Watch List)
  • Glenn
  • Leander
  • Rouse
Campuses NOT accepting new student transfer requests for the 2017-18 school year
Elementary Schools
  • Bagdad
  • Block House Creek — 4th grade
  • Camacho
  • Cox — 4th grade
  • Knowles
  • Laura Welch Bush
  • Mason (except for PYP transfers)
  • Parkside
  • Plain — 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
  • Reagan — 3rd grade
  • Reed
  • River Ridge — 5th grade
  • Rutledge
  • Whitestone
  • Winkley — 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade
Middle Schools
  • Canyon Ridge
  • Cedar Park
  • Henry
  • Leander
  • Running Brushy
High Schools
  • Vandegrift
  • Vista Ridge
***Reverse Moratorium***
There will be NO transfers out of Akin Elementary School (Elementary 26) for the 2017-18 school year, with the exception of fifth-graders who attended the campus in the prior year.

Schools will be open to accept student transfers on a SPACE- AND STAFFING-AVAILABLE basis. Space availability will be evaluated in each grade level/program and transfers approved based on this evaluation. Parents should be aware that the transfer request will not be approved if additional staff or classrooms are needed to accommodate the transfer student. There are NO guarantees that children who transfer in will be able to continue at the requested campus in future school years.

Please note: Campuses on a moratorium (closed campuses) are NOT open to additional transfers. If you move forward with applying for consideration, the processing fee is NOT refundable.

Students must remain in good standing in attendance, behavior, grade and tardies or the transfer may be revoked.

All other transfer requests are approved on an annual basis and will be subject to space and staffing availability. Please take this into consideration when applying for a transfer. It is important to consider that your child may not be able to continue in the feeder pattern of a school he/she transfers into, since every school and grade level is evaluated every year.

Example: If you have two or more children, one may be accepted as a transfer student into an open school for this year because space is available in his/her grade level. However, a sibling’s transfer may be denied because space is not available in his/her grade level.