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Minneapolis School Request Form for 2021-2022


For current placement during the 2020-2021 school year, please go here or call our Student Placement Services office at 612-668-1840 or email:

Thank you for choosing Minneapolis Public Schools! We are glad you are here to request a school, and we look forward to sharing your child’s educational journey.

We hope that our new School Request Website has been helpful to your family as you have learned about options and decided on the best choices for your family.

By completing the following steps, you will have the best chance of receiving one of your top choices:

  • Submit your request on or before the second lottery due date of April 12, 2021
    Requests received by the due date can be included in the 2021-2022 school request lottery and assure you a placement notification update during the first week of April, 2021.

  • Carefully complete all steps of this request form
    Please enter up to two schools, and be sure to verify all information before submitting. In some cases you may be asked for proof of address. To complete school registration in spring, please be prepared to provide the following:

    • Documentation of your child’s name and birth date

    • Your child’s immunization record

    • Your child’s Early Childhood Screening summary (for children entering MPS for the first time requesting High Five or Kindergarten)

  • List your community school as one of your two listed schools
    If you request only magnet schools, or community schools whose attendance area you don’t live in, unfortunately we won’t be able to guarantee a placement. Please also note, after February 7, while we will make every effort to honor a request for your community school, we can not guarantee placement at a specific school.

If your child is not placed at your top requested school (or if we are not able to make a placement for your child in the lottery because you did not include your community school as one of your choices), your child will remain on the waitlist for your top requested school through September 30, 2021, or until we are able to offer a spot at the requested school.

If you are requesting Early Admission for a child who will turn five between September 2 and October 31, please follow these steps:

  • Use this request form to complete a High Five (MPS preschool program) request only

  • To simultaneously request Early Admission to kindergarten, please call Early Childhood Education at 612.668.2140 to begin the process or visit their website to review Early Admission guidelines.