In-District Transfers - OPEN March 1-31, 2023

  • The Gresham-Barlow School District is accepting in-district transfer requests for the 2023-2024 school year during the month of March. This type of transfer is for families who already live within the Gresham-Barlow district and want their student to attend another Gresham-Barlow school outside of their attendance area. If your student currently has an in-district transfer and will be moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request during this time period as well.

    The transfer request form is available below. Please complete and submit in order for your request to be considered.

    English In-District Transfer Form

    Spanish In-District Transfer Form

    You will be notified by email after requests have been reviewed. Elementary and middle grade request decisions will not be made before May 1st. Please note: Kindergarten and 1st grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after more elementary registrations are received.

    For any questions or further information, contact Jade Joseph by calling 503-261-4575 or emailing

District-to-District Transfers - CLOSED

  • Closed for the 2022-23 School Year

    Transfer Out of Gresham-Barlow Schools:
    Parents or guardians requesting an inter-district transfer to a neighboring school district may apply online May 1-31, 2023. Applications will be considered in the order received, and we will notify parents via email once a decision has been made. If approved, we will also inform the requested school district in writing, and they will contact you with the next steps.

    Transfer Into Gresham-Barlow Schools:
    Parents or guardians seeking a transfer into the Gresham-Barlow School District must obtain an inter-district transfer release from your neighborhood school district. Check their website to learn about their application process. If approved, we will contact you in writing with the next steps.

    • Due to large class sizes, Gresham-Barlow is not accepting applications into our middle schools for the 2022-23 school year.
    • Requests to enroll in a Gresham-Barlow elementary school are reviewed in August before the new school year.
    • Seniors who have moved from our attendance area and wish to graduate from their Gresham-Barlow high school must have an inter-district transfer release from the neighborhood school district no later than August 15th.

    For more information, please contact

Open Enrollment Transfers - CLOSED

  • In the past, Open Enrollment was an additional enrollment option for students hoping to transfer between districts. However, 2018-19 was the last school year for students to transfer through open enrollment. Districts cannot enroll students through open enrollment for future school years.

    Any student who has transferred through open enrollment before this change remains a resident of the new district. ORS 339.133 contains language stating that this change does not affect the status of a person who transferred through open enrollment prior to the 2019-20 school year.