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Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school" - the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence. 

If you wish to attend your home school, then simply enroll at that school with all the necessary paperwork. Your new school will arrange for an exchange of records from the previous school.

Not sure which school is your "home school"?

Click here to find out which school is your "home school." Please use "Busroute" as both the login and the password

New to the district or to your neighborhood school?

You may register your child at your home school at any time by going to the school office. Check your school website for office hours.


Inter-District TransfersThe Window for the 2021-2022 School Year was May 1, 2021 - June 15, 2021 and is now closed. Families who applied within the transfer window will be notified by mail no later than June 25, 2021.

Applications outside the standard transfer window will be considered for emergencies and hardships only, subject to available space and evaluation and the letter of explanation.

House Bill 2747 establishes the rules and procedures for implementing transfers between school districts. Students wishing to transfer into or out of the Forest Grove School District must complete transfer requests at BOTH the resident and non-resident school district offices.  The Forest Grove School Board approved the following openings for the 2021-2022 School Year.

SCHOOL GRADE No. of Open Slots   SCHOOL GRADE No. of Open Slots
Cornelius Elem. K 3   Joseph Gale Elementary K 4
Dilley Elementary 2 4     1 4
  3 4     2 4
  4 4     3 4
Fern Hill Elementary K 6   Tom McCall Upper Elem. 5 14
  1 6     6 12
  2 6   Neil Armstrong Middle School 7 3
  3 2     8 3
        Forest Grove High School 9 50
          10 10


The number of slots approved for release district-wide K-12 is 20.

Applications will be collected during the transfer window and processed following the close of that window.  If more applications are received than there are available slots, an equitable lottery process will be conducted to fill the allocated slots.  Families will be notified by mail by June 25, 2021.

Application - English        Application - Spanish 

Student-Athletes:  OSAA eligibility rules apply for high school transfers. Please read the full text of the OSAA Position Statement or contact OSAA at 503-682-6722 for more information.                                                                     

In-District Transfers - Window April 16 - May 21, 2021 

The in-district transfer process applies to Forest Grove School District residents only who wish to apply to schools within the Forest Grove School District.  All resident students need to be enrolled in the Forest Grove School District before submitting a transfer request. Please make sure your student is enrolled in their home school before the request is submitted to the school you wish your student to attend.

In-district transfer form - English | Spanish

Any requests submitted for incoming kindergarteners may be held for consideration until school starts.


Charter Schools

Forest Grove Community School is a charter school in the Forest Grove School District. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funds under a written agreement, or charter, that outlines student performance goals and educational services that the charter school will provide. Charter schools are independent legal entities governed by their own board of directors, and they have their own admission procedures.
Forest Grove Community School Website

Who to Contact for transfer information

Kathy Bahnsen


To enroll your student please contact the school they should attend.

FGHS Registration information