Changes Coming to San Francisco Students' School Choice
Previously, the enrollment process of the San Francisco Unified School District required students and parents to enter a lottery system for middle school - just as they had done years earlier for elementary schools.
Approved by the Board of Education in March, there is a new enrollment process underway that more heavily accounts for where a student lives during the elementary school selection. Also, it mandates that all students in such primary schools have a guaranteed spot at the corresponding middle school; a more consistent alternative compared to the shuffle of schools and students that occurred under the previous guidelines.
Still, there are many families aiming to revamp the assignment process in its entirety in order to encourage the district to solely assign children to neighborhood schools.