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Enrollment vs. Application

Enrollment is for students who currently live in our attendance zone. They may enroll at any time.

Application is for all students (Pre-K – 8th grade) living outside the attendance zone.

Check out this helpful tool for families to locate and verify neighborhood school zones.

The enrollment priority tier levels are as follows:

  1. Any child residing within the John Rex attendance boundaries. Residency verification is required.
  2. A child who resides outside the John Rex attendance boundaries but within the district boundaries of OKCPS. Residency verification is required.

After Tier 1, priority will be given to current student’s siblings entering at pre-k, and children of faculty.

As of January, 21, 2020, current students in good standing, regardless of admission date, grade, tier, or moving, will be grandfathered in.

If, at any time, the number of eligible students applying for admission exceeds the capacity of the school/grade level, the Head of School will conduct a lottery, which shall be held within the priority level and/or grade level that is oversubscribed, to select the student(s) that may be admitted to John Rex. Enrollment and admission decisions will be based on school capacity limitations, class/grade capacity limitations, program availability, and/or educational needs of the student. Click here to view the John Rex non-discrimination policy.


Pre-Enrollment for All New Attendance Zone Residents
Pre-K through 8th Grade (including Pre-K Tier 1 Siblings)
January 11-29, 2021 

Residents in our Tier 1 Attendance Zone who currently do not attend John Rex (including Pre-K* siblings in Tier 1) may enroll students between 9am-3pm on January 11-29 and are not subject to the lottery. Once we reach capacity we will not offer any additional seats. Download and fill out Enrollment Form on this page.

Open House

Parents and families – in lieu of an open house for health & safety reasons, please enjoy a tour of our school through photos. Click here to see a view of classrooms, specials rooms and common spaces.


Only tier 1 students are eligible to enroll.
Residents of the tier one attendance zone may enroll at any time and are not subject to the lottery.

Currently Enrolled Returning Students
Intent to Re-Enroll & Residency Reverification
January 14-29, 2021 

Currently enrolled students will receive a letter and intent to re-enroll form from the office on January 14, 2021. The completed form plus a proof of residency (e.g. current utility bill) must be returned to the office on or before January 29 or the seat will be forfeited. Residency verification will be done again in the summer before school starts.

Tier 2 Siblings of Currently Enrolled Students 
February 1-24, 2021

Current students with legal siblings living in Tier 2, Pre-K through 8th grade wishing to enroll are required to complete an application online at beginning February 1 at 9:00AM. Parents need to select “yes” next to “does the applicant have a brother/sister currently attending this school” when applying. The application window closes at 5:00PM on February 24. Tier 2 siblings will have priority status over new Tier 2 applicants through the lottery.

Tier 1 Pre-K siblings need to enroll between January 11-29 (see above).

*Pre-K is not a mandated grade level to offer in public schools. The number of students in Pre-K is capped by state law; therefore, once each class is at capacity, we cannot offer additional seats. Tier 1 residents may not be offered a seat once we reach maximum capacity.


John Rex School’s application window will open February 1, 2021.

Open Application & Lottery for all other New Applicants
February 1-24, 2021

The online application period opens for any new student in any grade on February 1 at 9:00AM. Applications must be made online at The application window closes at 5:00PM on February 24. The lottery will be conducted at John Rex Elementary School on February 26 at 12:00PM and results will be communicated via email on March 1.

*Residents living outside the OKCPS district are not eligible to apply.


Registration for New Applicants Offered a Seat Through the Lottery
March 3 – March 12, 2021

Parents of new applicants that are offered a seat through the lottery will receive an email with a link to sign up for an appointment to enroll. Offered seats are forfeited if enrollment is not completed with all required documents by March 12, 2021.  Go to our website at and click on the Enrollment Form button to download the form. A checklist of required items to bring is at the top of the enrollment form.

For assistance, please email or call 405-875-0032.

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