Out-of-District Transfers

  • Out-of-district transfers may be possible on a space available basis. They require the approval at the campus of the school principal and the final approval of the HISD Office of School Choice. Out-of-District transfers to school-wide or school-within-a-school campuses may only be considered after all qualified HISD residents have been accepted. No Out-of-District transfers will be accepted into secondary Separate and Unique school Magnet programs, early college high schools, or other schools on campuses that do not have an attendance zone. In extenuating circumstances, the Superintendent may approve Out-of-District transfers with tuition being required.

    Number of Schools Eligible for Programs

    Public schools of Texas

    Grade Levels Served

    Kindergarten through grade 12

    Selection Process

    1. Transfer application submitted to the Student Transfer Department (receiving principal’s signature required)
    2. Forms approved by the Texas Education Agency filed with receiving district
    3. Parent notified by mail

    Acceptance Timeline

    First Week of February–Ongoing Transfers for the following school year may be approved beginning the first Monday in June, provided no qualified HISD resident was denied admission for the current year.


    HISD does not provide transportation. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the school of choice.


    HISD Transfer Dept.: 713-556-6734