Student Placement

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Use the School Site Locator map by entering an address in the search area to determine the neighborhood school for your residence or for any other CVESD address.

Are you new to the area but already know the school zone in which you would like to reside? The School Site Locator color-coded map offers prospective residents the opportunity to search for a school boundary area. Just click on the school zone of your choice and zoom in for area street names.

Priority Criteria for Student Placement

Students who live in a neighborhood school's attendance area receive priority of placement at their neighborhood school.

After children within each school’s attendance area have been accommodated, transfer requests will be honored according to the following criteria when classroom space is determined to be available:

1. Attendance area students.

2. Renewal intradistrict/zone transfer students.*

3. New intradistrict/zone transfer students who have attended the last two consecutive school years at the requested school.

4. New intradistrict/zone transfer requests from staff.

5. Renewal of interdistrict transfer requests from staff.*

6. New intradistrict/zone transfer requests of siblings of current students.

7. New intradistrict/zone transfers.

8. Renewal of interdistrict transfer requests.*

9. New interdistrict transfer requests from staff.

10. New interdistrict transfer requests of siblings of current students.

11. New interdistrict transfer requests.

*When completed within the parameters set on the registration timeline.

Due to continued growth in Chula Vista, NO new transfers will be approved for impacted eastern schools effective immediately.

Zone Transfers (Intradistrict)

Once students have completed the enrollment process at their neighborhood school, parents/guardians may complete a District Zone Transfer form to apply to a different school within CVESD.

The neighborhood school will forward the Zone Transfer to the Student Placement Office for processing. Zone Transfer applications are processed based on the date of application. Families will be notified by mail regarding the outcome of the transfer. If the application is denied, the student will be placed on a waitlist. 

Renewal Zone Transfers will be provided by the transfer school of attendance. Parents will receive notification of their renewal transfer decision via USPS.

Zone Transfers are reviewed annually based on space availability and whether or not there are attendance and/or behavior issues per Administrative Regulation 5117.

There is no transportation provided for Zone Transfer students.

Interdistrict Transfers

Families living in other school district boundary areas may apply for their students to attend CVESD with a San Diego County Office of Education Interdistrict Transfer form. This is a district-to-district application and students may be placed at school locations other than preferences listed. 

Interdistrict Transfer applications are initiated at the school district of residence and require their authorized signature. The complete application and any required documentation must be submitted to the Student Placement Office for processing.

Incoming interdistrict transfer applications for the upcoming school year are accepted on or after April 5, 2021, as long as the Interdistrict Agreement with the district of residence is in place.

  • New/Renewal interdistrict transfer applications received on or after April 5, 2021, will be notified up to two weeks after the start of the new school year.
  • Parents/guardians need to enroll their children in the neighborhood school while the interdistrict transfer application is being processed.

Parents/guardians are notified by mail regarding the outcome of the transfer request.

No waitlist is maintained for interdistrict transfer applications.

Interdistrict Transfers are reviewed annually based on space availability and whether or not there are attendance and/or behavior issues per Administrative Regulation 5117.

There is no transportation provided for Interdistrict Transfer students.


Occasionally there are no classroom spaces available in the neighborhood school. When this occurs, the District may assign students to another school for the remainder of the year, or until space becomes available at the neighborhood school. During distance learning, and the temporary childcare programs there is no transportation provided. 

Verification of Enrollment Letter

Official verification of a current or former student's attendance in the Chula Vista Elementary School District may be obtained from the Student Placement Office.

Parents/legal guardians or former students 18 years or older are welcome to request verification of enrollment letters for any of the following reasons: 

  • tax purposes
  • legal purposes
  • passport application process
  • immigration purposes
  • social security card applications
  • personal reasons

Due to the high number of CoVID cases in San Diego County, requests for Verification of Enrollment are currently being processed electronically.  Please submit your request to either: (English only) or (English/Spanish).

Please include in your email the following documentation:

  1. Completed Request for Verification of Enrollment Form (1 per child).  
  2. Child(ren’s) Birth Certificate
  3. Parent’s or former students 18 years of age or older photo identification

Once the request is received, we will send your verification letter via email as soon as possible.  If documentation is complete and received early in the business day, it may be likely you will receive your letter the same day.

Thank you for your patience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CVESD Student Placement Office at (619)425-9600, ext. 1570.

Requests will be processed within 5-10 business days. For more information, please call the Student Placement office at (619) 425-9600, ext. 1570.

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