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School Choice


elementary open enrollment begins january 21, 2020

The Office of School Choice will process General Student Transfer requests for the 2019-2020 school year for current ECSD students until January 17, 2020. Students new to the area will continue to have their applications processed as needed.

Approval of transfer requests hinges upon multiple factors, including school capacities, academic, attendance, and behavior records of the applicant, and, in some cases, deadlines.

For more information regarding the student transfer process, please peruse the School Choice website, or give our office a call at 469-5580.

Entering our schools for the first time?

If your student is entering our schools for the first time, please take a moment to pre-register your child in our student information system. This will make the formal registration process (and School Choice process, where applicable) much faster for your family.

If your child is enrolling in our school district for the first time, click here to pre-register. (Focus Enrollment).

School Capacities Published

The relationship between a school's enrollment numbers and its student workstations determines its capacity. A school's capacity designation is key to the School Choice process, as it informs decision-making in regards to requests to place out-of-zone students at any given school. If a school's enrollment exceeds its established utilization rate, the school is deemed "over-capacity". 


The following schools are currently designated as "over-capacity". 

Over-Capacity Schools*
Beulah Elementary Blue Angels Elementary
Cordova Park Elementary Kingsfield Elementary
Montclair Elementary Lincoln Park Elementary
N.B. Cook Elementary Scenic Heights Elementary
Semmes Elementary Suter Elementary
Bailey Middle School Beulah Middle School
Brown Barge Middle School Ferry Pass Middle School
Tate High School West Florida High School
(*): Based upon actual enrollment numbers sourced on July 1, 2019. Next anticipated revision: TBA.


The Escambia County School District revises and publishes its school capacities biannually, at a minimum. Click here to view the complete listing of capacities for our district's traditional elementary, middle, and high schools.

Meet the High School Online Course Requirement

Florida Statutes now stipulate that at least one high school course credit must be completed through online learning. Escambia County offers three ways to meet the online high school course requirement. Click the icon below for a list of courses offered in each platform. Talk to your high school counselor for more information.


Office Hours

*New Hours*

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone (850) 469-5580

30 East Texar

Pensacola, FL 32503

Our Purpose

The purpose of Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, and Choice Programs is to prepare students for a diverse society and offer unique educational opportunities. 

our staff


Chris McFarland


 (850) 469-5448



Melissa Kruger


(850) 469-5332


Shenita McCastler

McKay Specialist

(850) 430-7534


Jacob Fink

Admin. Secretary III

(850) 439-2673


Miranda Brown-Bethune

Data Specialist II

(850) 469-5365


Tamara Stuart

Admin. Clerk

(850) 469-5331


Home school testing requests survey

Please complete this survey if you wish to take an EOC or FSA test. 

Survey Deadline - March 1, 2020

private school testing requests survey

Please complete this survey if you wish to take an EOC test. 

Survey Deadline - March 1, 2020

Standard Operating Procedure


Have a question?  Check the School Choice Standard Operating Procedures by clicking the icon above.

Controlled Open Enrollment Plan

The Escambia County School District's Controlled Open Enrollment Plan is now accessible online.