Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Have there been any changes to the transfer process from last year?
      Yes. Over the past few years, we have worked to streamline our transfer process because of our continued enrollment growth, staffing limitations and financial restrictions imposed upon us by the legislature. This year, we have continued in that effort by no longer approving applications for campuses that are at 98% of projected enrollment or are at building capacity.

    2. How do I initiate a transfer request for my child?
      Transfers are initiated by completing the online application found on the Humble ISD Student Transfers web page at www.humbleisd.net/studenttransfers. If a parent does not have access to the internet, forms are available from any campus or from the receptionist at the Administration Building. Once the application is completed, it will be considered for approval or denial by the Assistant Superintendent of School’s Office.

    3. When can I apply for a transfer?
      Please see the student transfers overview page for current filing periods.
      NOTE: Applications should not be submitted before the above-mentioned dates. Applications that are incomplete or illegible will not be processed and the requestor will be notified by email.

    4. Can I apply for a transfer anytime during the year?
      Generally, no. After the filing deadline, transfer applications will only be accepted for extenuating circumstances which may require medical or legal documentation.

    5. What is the process the District uses to determine whether or not my request for a transfer is approved?
      Approval is determined based on three factors: Available space – once a campus is at 98% of projected enrollment, transfers to that particular campus will not be considered for a general transfer. Also, at elementary schools, the cap will be a determining factor when a campus is at 98% or 22:1 guideline in a particular grade – a general transfer to that campus will not be considered. Qualifying criteria and extenuating circumstances are also used to approve or deny transfers. Final approval is determined by the Assistant Superintendents of Schools Office.

    6. How will I know if my transfer has been granted?
      The parent/guardian will receive by email an approval or denial letter. (Due to the volume of transfer requests and limited resources in the Transfer Office, we are no longer able to send emails regarding details of denials).

    7. Is bus transportation provided?
      No. The District does not provide transportation for a student attending a school outside his or her attendance zone except for Kingwood Park High School and Quest Early College High School. Transportation to KPHS and QECHS is based on designated elementary campus pick-up sites.

    8. Do Students have to apply for a transfer every year?
      Transfer students may remain at the campus until they reach the highest grade level for that campus unless stipulations were designated at time of approval. Please note: The middle school you attend is based on your address – not which elementary you attend. Likewise, the high school you will attend is not based on which middle school you attend but on your address. To attend any school other than your attendance zoned school, a transfer application must be submitted for approval. An approved transfer into a campus does not guarantee continuation throughout that campus’ feeder pattern.

      All Out-of-District Employees must complete a transfer application every year.

    9. May I return to my home campus if I change my mind in regards to my transfer request?
      Students who receive a transfer are expected to remain in the transfer school until the end of that school year at a minimum even though the transfer is in effect until the highest grade level of that school is achieved. If you need to rescind a transfer, you must complete a transfer application with your reason for the rescission. Such a request to return to the home campus may disqualify a student from future consideration for a transfer.

    10. My babysitter lives in the District but outside of my attendance zone. May my child transfer to my babysitter’s campus?
      No. Child care issues are not extenuating circumstances for general transfers and will not be considered.

    11. My child’s daycare does not drop off at my zoned campus. May I transfer my child to a campus that the day care services?
      No. Child care issues are not extenuating circumstances for general transfers and will not be considered.

    12. If a student requests a transfer to attend a high school outside of his/her high school attendance zone is he/she eligible to participate in UIL sports?
      Unless the transfer is granted based on Public Education Grant (PEG) notification, transfer students are not eligible for varsity participation for a full calendar year. There are no eligibility restrictions for sub-varsity.

    13. May a student transfer be revoked for non-attendance, poor grades, behavior problems, etc.?
      Yes. Student transfers may be revoked it the student does not:
      * Obey all school rules and regulations as listed in the Humble ISD Student Code of Conduct.
      * Attend school regularly. Students must arrive on time and be picked up on time every day.
      * Maintain acceptable academic performance with a grade of 70 or better.

    14. Would I follow the same general transfer guidelines if I am a District employee?
      Yes. Employee transfer requests will be accepted during the designated employee transfer filing period except for new employees who may apply when hired. Students are expected to remain on their new campus until the highest grade level of that campus. Any transfer request that is received during the school year will be approved on a case by case basis.

Out of District Transfers

  • Transfers From Outside the District for Nonresident Students

    1. Under what circumstances may a non-resident student receive a transfer?
      Children of full-time employees are eligible for an out-of-district-transfer. If a student earns senior status and becomes a non-resident of the district, the senior student can be considered for an out-of-district transfer if the student was continuously enrolled in the district for the previous school year.

    2. How do I initiate an out-of-district transfer for my child who has senior status?
      Out-of-district transfers are initiated by completing the three-page online transfer application which can be found on the Humble ISD Student Transfer web page at www.humbleisd.net/studenttransfers. The application will not be processed if page 3 is not complete.

    3. I am a Humble ISD employee residing outside of the District boundaries. Do I have to apply for a transfer every year for my child?
      Yes. Parents of students residing outside of Humble ISD must submit the General Transfer form each year. All three pages of the application must be completed and emailed to the Transfer Office.

      NOTE: Only complete and legible applications will be processed.

    4. Can an out-of-district student transfer be revoked for non-attendance, poor grades, behavior problems, etc.?
      Yes. Student transfers may be revoked it the student does not:
      * Obey all school rules and regulations as listed in the Humble ISD Student Code of Conduct.
      * Attend school regularly. Students must arrive on time and be picked up on time every day.
      * Maintain acceptable academic performance with a grade of 70 or better.

    5. Is bus transportation provided?
      No. All non-resident students who are allowed to enroll or who remain enrolled in the District are responsible for their own transportation to and from school.
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