Several campuses throughout Cy-Fair ISD—including 8 high schools, 5 middle schools and 25 elementary schools—will be open for student transfers in the 2019-20 school year. The board of trustees voted to approve the planning services department’s recommendation at the March 7 regular meeting.
“To determine whether a school will be open, we look at the capacity of the school and the projected student enrollment for the upcoming year,” Director of General Administration Kristi Giron said at the March 4 work session.
She said campuses are designated as open for transfers if enrollment is less than 95 percent of the building capacity, not including portable buildings.
Because campuses have a limited number of openings depending on current and projected student enrollment numbers, transfers are granted on a first come, first served basis, according to officials.
“That’s one of the things that we like to make sure that the public knows [is]that we do have school choice here in Cy-Fair ISD,” Superintendent Mark Henry said at the March 7 work session. “Obviously not all campuses are open, but we do, as you can see, have a sizable number of campuses … in all geographic portions of the district that are available for transfer.”
Transfer applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available starting Monday, April 1 and close Friday, June 3. Applications will be available in the registrar’s office on all campuses and on www.cfisd.net.