The School Choice Process

  • The School Choice Process
    Online Application Submission Period Has Concluded For September 2019

    • Online applications must be completed from February 2 through February 16, 2019. A receipt will be emailed to the email address provided on the online application. A receipt may also be printed upon completion of application.
    • All on-time applicants will be placed through the School Choice Process.
    • Only one (1) School Choice Application may be submitted for a student.
    • No changes will be made to a School Choice Application after it is submitted.
    • Although we cannot guarantee that your child will be placed in a specific school or program, every effort will be made to assign students to one of their choices.
    • Placements are based strictly on seat availability. Given this fact, please note that there exists the possibility of not receiving any of the school choices requested. Where this is the case, an alternative placement will be provided.
    • Students entering the school district after February 17, 2019 will be placed in schools based on seat availability.
    • School placements are conditional upon students’ successful completion of the current school year. If students are retained, they will be required to remain at their current school.
    • If a family has more than one child applying for school placement, an application must be submitted for each child.
    • Some specialized services for students with disabilities or students who require bilingual education are not available in all schools.
    • Prekindergarten placement may require a lottery for some schools; these schools may change annually based on the number of students applying to a school. The lottery is only available for online applications submitted during the School Choice Process (February 2-16, 2019) for the school selected as the first (1st) choice. Siblings whose online applications are received during the School Choice Process and selected the school as the first (1st) choice will receive priority placement. All other prekindergarten students who selected a lottery school as their first (1st) choice are placed in the school based on the lottery results and seat availability. Prekindergarten students not selected during the lottery will be placed in an alternate placement where there is an available seat, and will remain on the lottery waitlist for the remainder of the school year. Students will be placed from the lottery waitlist should seats become available and the child is attending a Yonkers Public School.
    • The Yonkers Public Schools relies on information provided by parents/guardians for placement. If this information is found to be incorrect, the student’s school placement may be changed. Prekindergarten placement may require a lottery for some schools; these schools may change annually based on the number of students applying to a school. The lottery is only available for online applications submitted during the School Choice Process (February 2-16, 2019) for the school selected as the first (1st) choice. Siblings whose online applications are received during the School Choice Process and selected the school as the first (1st) choice will receive priority placement. All other prekindergarten students who selected a lottery school as their first (1st) choice are placed in the school based on the lottery results and seat availability. Prekindergarten students not selected during the lottery will be placed in an alternate placement where there is an available seat, and will remain on the lottery waitlist for the remainder of the school year. Students will be placed from the lottery waitlist should seats become available and the child is attending a Yonkers Public School.
    • The Yonkers Public Schools relies on information provided by parents/guardians for placement. If this information is found to be incorrect, the student’s school placement may be changed.