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Intradistrict Transfer News

2023 - 2024 School Year

Intradistrict Lottery Information: 

Thursday January 5, 2023

Grades 6-12

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Virtual (ZOOM)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

 Grades K - 5 

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location: Virtual (ZOOM)

Intradistrict Transfer Notifications

Grades 9-12

Letters mailed February 17, 2023 

Appeals due - March 10, 2023

Appeal response letter - May 5, 2023

Grades 6-8

Letters mailed - February 24, 2023 

Appeals due - March 17, 2023

Appeal Response letter - May 12, 2023


 Grades K-5

 Letters mailed - May 26, 2023

 Appeals due - June 16, 2023

 Appeal Response letter - July 23,  2023

 Grades K-5 (TWDI)

 Letters mailed - June 2, 2023 

 Appeals due - TBD

 Appeal response letter - TBD

Intradistrict Transfer Data

Data reflects on time applications only

 2022-2023 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2022-2023 Approved Transfer Data (Middle School)

2022-2023 Approve Transfer Data (High School)

Please note 2021-2022 data is atypical due to Covid-19

 2021-2022 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2021-2022 Approved Transfer  Data (Middle School)

 2021-2022 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

Intradistrict Transfers

   Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school.


Only one transfer application will be processed per student per academic year.


The 23-24 Intradistrict Transfer application for grades K-5 is now closed. 

The lottery for grades K-5 in the 2023-2024 school year took place virtually on April 26, 2023 and you can watch a recording of the lottery below. To obtain your student's lottery number and ID please email your request; including the student's name, date of birth, grade, and ID if applicable, to Due to high a number of requests, please allow for a 24-48 hour turn around on responses.

Responses will go out via postal mail, prior to May 26, 2023. The lottery is used to issue a lottery number for students, not to determine whether a transfer can be approved.

The late intradistrict transfer is now closed. Responses will be mailed out in July.

The on-time intradistrict transfer application for grades 6-12 in the 2023-2024 school year is now closed.

Elementary Grades K-5 (including Dual Immersion Program transfer requests):

February 10, 2023 - April 1, 2023 

Bay Point/Pittsburg residents that want a Dual Immersion Program please apply to Shore Acres BL 

For a complete list of Dual Immersion schools and more information on the program requirements visit our English Learners webpage.

At some schools there is not enough space available for every student who applies. In order to assign these seats fairly, applications submitted during the transfer window are given "priority", and all applications received during this time period are randomly sorted in order of "priority" placement.

The following is the order of priority for students applying for an intradistrict transfer. The priorities are ranked 1 through 7, with priority 1 receiving the highest placement on the enrollment list. 

  Enrollment Priorities Table
Priority                 Description
1 Residents
2 Siblings
3 Parent/guardian employed at the site requested

Students attending a school where attendance has been established by agreement (such as Monte Gardens Elementary and Sequoia Elementary to Sequoia Middle)

Sequoia Middle School is a District-wide school and all enrollments are base on an approved transfer.

5 Cohorts moving from one level to another (see below for the list of cohorts)
6 Academic Programs
7 Parent/guardian employed at a district site within the feeder pattern of the site requested
8 Choice


The following explanations and points are for consideration:

  • All of these are based on space availability and only resident status is guaranteed.

  • Residents: Students living within a school's attendance area.

  • Siblings: Intradistrict Transfer Requests from siblings of students currently enrolled in a school of request. Siblings must share a year at the same school.

  • Employees (3): Employees (3) are currently defined in board policy as follows: Students whose parent/guardian is a resident of the District and a district employee and works a minimum of 10 hours a week at the school of request. This applies only to regular employees. Priority criteria will only apply for the duration of the parent/guardian's employment with the district.

  • Cohort: A cohort is defined as a group of students moving from one level to another. For example, Riverview to Mt. Diablo High, Valley View to College Park, El Dorado to Concord High, and Foothill to Northgate. It also includes the various feeder patterns traveling from elementary school to middle schools.

Elementary to Middle Cohorts
Elementary Middle
Ayers Diablo View / Pine Hollow
Bancroft Foothill / Oak Grove
Bel Air Riverview
Cambridge Oak Grove
Delta View Riverview
El Monte El Dorado
Fair Oaks

Oak Grove / Pleasant Hill 

Gregory Gardens Pleasant Hill / Valley View
Hidden Valley Valley View
Highlands Pine Hollow / Foothill
Holbrook Language Academy Holbrook (Two Way Dual Immersion Program ONLY)/El Dorado / Valley View
Meadow Homes Oak Grove / Valley View
Monte Gardens

School of Residence or Sequoia Middle with an approved intradistrict transfer

(with an Attendance Agreement priority)

Mountain View El Dorado
Mt. Diablo Diablo View
Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
Rio Vista Riverview

School of Residence or Sequoia Middle with an approved intradistrict transfer

(with an Attendance Agreement priority)

Shore Acres Riverview
Silverwood Pine Hollow

Pleasant Hill

Sun Terrace El Dorado / Valley View
Valhalla Valley View
Valle Verde Foothill
Walnut Acres Foothill
Westwood El Dorado
Woodside Oak Grove
Wren Ave

El Dorado / Valley View

Ygnacio Valley

Oak Grove

Middle to High School Cohorts
Middle High
Diablo View Choice
El Dorado Concord / Mt Diablo


Holbrook Language Academy school of residence
Oak Grove Mt Diablo / Ygnacio Valley
Pine Hollow Northgate / Choice
Pleasant Hill College Park / Ygnacio Valley
Riverview Mt Diablo
Sequoia school of residence
Valley View College Park / Mt. Diablo
  • Academic Programs: Academic Program Pathways are currently in development, but include a continuation of a specialized program such as International Baccalaureate, Dual Immersion, or Bilingual.

  • Employees (7): Employees (7) are defined as a parent/guardian that resides within the district boundaries as is a district employee that works a minimum of 10 hours a week at a district site other than the requested school. This priority will apply only to schools located within the feeder pattern in which the employee's work location is situated and does not apply to Monte Gardens, Sequoia Elementary, or Sequoia Middle School. Priority criteria will only apply for the duration of the parent/guardian's employment within the district.

  • Space available will be determined by current enrollment and will be reviewed annually. A District-wide facility plan will assist in determining the capped number. The goal is to enter into a cohort (resident, cohort only, program) in Elementary school and to stay K-12. 

Procedures 2023 - 2024 School Year:

Online Application Request Period:

October 15, 2022 - November 15, 2022 (for students who are currently enrolled in Grades 5-11)

February 10, 2023 - April 1, 2023 (Incoming Kinder and currently enrolled  K-4): Any new Elementary students must be registered at the home school before submitting an application. 

Lottery: Student Services conducts a public lottery for vacant spots at all schools. All vacant spots are filled in lottery order. Only applications received by the deadline dates are entered into the lottery. 

Notification:  Parents/guardians are notified in writing of the outcome of the transfer request.

Denial of Requested Transfer Appeal Process:

If parents/guardians are denied a transfer due to space availability, they may appeal this decision by submitting a letter in writing to the Director of the appropriate grade level, by the date indicated in the denial letter. Appeals will be accepted only for students denied a transfer. Notification of the results of an appeal will be made in a timely manner. No appeals will be accepted for those students who were offered a school. The decision of the school level's Director is final and no additional appeals will be accepted. 

Enrolling in the approved school: Parents/guardians must enroll the student at the approved school within two weeks or as indicated in the notification letter. Once enrolled, the transfer is in effect through the 5th grade for elementary, 8th grade for middle school and through 12th grade for high school. Intradistrict Transfers can be revoked if the student does not maintain good attendance (tardies), behavior, and academics. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Students on Intradistrict Transfers can be displaced prior to 15th day of instruction by students who reside in the school’s attendance area. (BP & AR 5116.1)

Students in 5th grade and 8th grade who wish to apply for an Intradistrict Transfer to middle or high school other than their school of residence must apply for a new Intradistrict Transfer for the next grade level. 


Monte Gardens and Sequoia Elementary School have a separate admission process. Please contact those schools directly to be placed on a waiting list. 



1. Staff reserves the right to change or adjust the types of transfer to align to the California Department of Education (CDE) recommendations

2. The transfer may be revoked if the student fails to demonstrate good attendance, satisfactory behavior and/or satisfactory academic progress. 

3. Parents/Guardians provides transportation

Click here for California Department of Education (CDE) updates.


Enrollment Center Staff

Intradistrict Transfers

(925) 682-8000 X6250

Fax: 925-680-6731