Zone Exemption Request

  • Conditions of Transfer Request

    A. Students requesting a transfer from one attendance zone to another within the Richmond County school district my apply for the transfer through the Superintendent's office. Applications may be completed at The response will be to the e-mail provided on the application within 3-5 business days of receipt of the application. 


    B. Any school that is above 90% of their enrollment capacity is not eligible for consideration for students who are out of zone. In addition, any newly opened school is not eligible for school choice for a period of four years. 


    C. Acceptable behavior, arriving and being picked up in accordance with the school's time schedule, and attendance are required in order for exceptions to remain valid. 


    D. Transfers may be approved for extreme hardships ((Medical, Financial, and Bullying (with Bullying Packet) - (please attach documentation with completed application)) pending space availability. If space becomes an issue, students with zone exceptions must return to their zoned school. 


    E. Transfers are not considered for the following: 

    • Grievances arising from parent-school conflicts
    • Peer group associations
    • Discipline and/or attendance problems
    • General dissatisfaction with a particular school


    F. ALL Attendance Zones for students attending the public schools of Richmond County will be enforced in accordance with federal desegration requirements (Policy JBCC).


    G. Bus transportation is not furnished to transfer students. 


    H. The principal has the discretion to withdraw any student not meeting the above conditions. 


    I. School choice without hardships is available each year through House Bill 251. The application period for House Bill 251 is open annually from November 1 through May 1. 

  • Schools with Capacity


    Elementary Schools

    • A. Brian Merry
    • Barton Chapel

    • Bayvale
    • Blythe

    • Deer Chase 
    • Diamond Lakes
    • Garrett
    • Glenn Hills Elementary
    • Goshen Elementary
    • Hephzibah Elementary

    • Jamestown Elementary
    • Jenkins-White

    • Lamar Milledge
    • McBean

    • Meadowbrook

    • Sue Reynolds
    • Tobacco Road 
    • Wilkinson Gardens

    Middle Schools

    • Tutt Middle School
    • Pine Hill Middle School
    • W.S. Hornsby Middle School
    • Spirit Creek Middle School 

    • Hephzibah Middle School

    High Schools

    • Academy of Richmond County

    • Butler High
    • Cross Creek High

    • Glenn Hills High

    • Hephzibah High 
    • T.W. Josey

    • Lucy C. Laney

    • Westside