prek

Pre-Kindergarten

  • LISD serves eligible four-year-old students in full-day, state-funded, prekindergarten classes. Students must be 4 years old on/before September 1 of the school year for PreK enrollment. Four-year-old students who qualify are guaranteed a spot in a full-day PreK class, however PreK class locations are subject to availability and vary by schools that house PreK classes.

    Students must qualify for free state-funded prekindergarten by one of the following criteria:

    • Learning English as a second language
    • Income
    • Homeless
    • Currently or have ever been in state foster care
    • Dependent of a member of the military on active duty, injured or killed while on active duty
    • Dependent of an individual who received the Star of Texas Award

    How do I know what campus my PreK child would attend?

    • Find the 2023-24 campus with prekindergarten that you are zoned for HERE.
    • Find the 2024-25 campus with prekindergarten that you are zoned for HERE.

    How do I enroll my child in PreK?

    If your child is eligible for state-funded PreK, you can complete the NEW LISD STUDENT ENROLLMENT forms in Skyward starting Jan. 25, 2025 for 2024-25 enrollment. PreK qualification begins April 2024. Once all Skyward online enrollment forms are submitted and you upload the required enrollment documents, you can contact the campus Attendance Clerk about next steps. Providing the required documentation for prekindergarten eligibility is essential to finalize enrollment in PreK. The campus Attendance Clerk can also assist with any enrollment questions or concerns. Find the registrar for your child's campus HERE

    Watch the video below for more information on how to enroll your PreK child.


    PreK Transfer Request Information

    • If you need to request a PreK transfer, please contact the Attendance Clerk at your child's zoned school with PreK to communicate your request.
      • If a PreK Transfer Request is necessary, the clerk will assist you by providing the request form.
    • LISD enrolls PreK eligible 4-year-old students.
      • LISD does not enroll PreK eligible 3-year-olds.
    • Transfer approval or denial will be based on space availability.
      • Click Transfer Guidelines for more information.
      • PreK transfer requests are approved for limited reasons. 
    • Most transfer requests will not be processed until August/ September.
    • A PreK Transfer is only in effect for prekindergarten. Parents wishing to have their child attend kindergarten at a location other than their home campus must submit a transfer request during the open transfer window. An approval of a prekindergarten transfer does not guarantee nor imply the approval of a future kindergarten transfer.
    • The school principal may revoke a transfer and return the student to the home school if there are excessive absences, tardies, or excessive late pick-ups, if the student violates the LISD Code of Conduct, or if there is a lack of parental cooperation. Revocations of a transfer may not be appealed beyond the building principal.  
    • Find the 2023-24 campus with prekindergarten that you are zoned for HERE.

    LISD offers a tuition-based, full-day PreK program through Discovery Academy at four elementary campuses. Learn more at LISD.net/Discovery.
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FAQ's

  • My child has never been enrolled in LISD:

  • What if I am interested in a transfer to a different Pre-K campus?

  • What documentation is required for enrollment in prekindergarten?