• Transfers for the 2022-2023 school year are now closed. Please continue to monitor the website for transfer enrollment dates.

    A transfer shall not be approved that would limit the educational opportunities of resident students.  In approving transfers, the Superintendent or designee shall consider availability of space and instructional staff, necessary adjustments to existing programs, the student’s disciplinary history, and attendance records. Transfers shall be granted for one regular school year, on a tuition-free basis. A transfer student shall be notified in the written transfer agreement that he/she must follow all rules and regulations of the District.

    Transfer Types:

    Open Enrollment
    Open Enrollment (OE) allows children who do not live within Galena Park ISD’s boundaries to apply for enrollment in Galena Park schools. Galena Park ISD offers an Open Enrollment (OE) Program that allows nonresident students in grades K-12 to apply for enrollment. The Superintendent may designate an annual open enrollment period. A nonresident student wishing to transfer into the District shall submit an application.

    Special Request Transfers

    A parent/guardian of a current Galena Park ISD student may submit a Special Request Student Transfer Application for their child/children to transfer from a zoned campus to a campus of choice. Special request transfers will only be considered during a designated enrollment period. Parents/guardians must complete and sign a Student Transfer Agreement included in the application process. Applications will be considered for the following: academics, safety and special programs.

    Student Transfers for Employees – Resident and Non-Resident

    All full-time resident and nonresident Galena Park ISD employees may apply for a transfer for their child/children to a Galena Park ISD campus. One application must be submitted annually for each child. In addition, employees must sign and complete a Student Transfer Agreement included in the application process.

    Employees will only be allowed to request a transfer for their child/children during the designated enrollment period unless hired after the close of the annual enrollment period. Failure to submit a renewal for a current student transfer during the enrollment period will result in automatic revocation for the upcoming school year.

    Closed Campuses
    The district will determine what campuses will be closed for transfers due to space and staff availability.  We are NOT accepting transfers for Pyburn Elementary and North Shore Middle School.  

    Out of district transfers are NOT eligible to attend Early College High School.

    Student Transfers
    Transfer requests to schools will be considered on space and staff availability.  Space availability will be evaluated at each grade level and/or program and transfers will be approved based on this evaluation.  Parents should be aware that the transfer request will not be approved if additional staff or classrooms are needed to accommodate the transfer student.  There are NO guarantees that children who transfer will be able to continue at the requested campus in future school years.

    District Students Who Become Nonresidents
    A resident student who becomes a nonresident during the school year may be allowed to maintain enrollment in GPISD schools by submitting a Student Transfer Application.  Applications must be completed by the parent/guardian.  If approved, the student shall attend the same school in which the student was enrolled while living in the District.  For additional information or questions, contact your campus principal or the Student Admissions Department. 

Student Admissions Information

  • For more information about student transfers, contact the Student Admissions Department at www.student_admissions@galenaparkisd.com.

    Student Admissions Department
    Ruth Cruz
    Student Admissions Clerk
    832.386.1511

    Hours of Operation
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm (school year)

    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm (summer hours)