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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.

Effective as of January 21, 2020 any current student attending the school will be allowed to continue to attend the school so long as the student remains in good standing and the student will not be subject to the requirements set forth herein regarding re-application for admission regardless of any change in the student’s residence. Any and all previous policies or procedures related to grandfathering based on year or tier of admission prior to the effective date of this policy revision are no longer in effect. Any student enrolled after January 21, 2020, and each year thereafter, whose admission to the school was based on residency in the Oklahoma City Public School District (Tier 1 or Tier 2) who moves out of said OKCPS District boundaries shall no longer be eligible to attend the school nor apply for admission to the school.

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 8-26, 2024

Residents in our Tier 1 Attendance Zone who currently do not attend John Rex (including Pre-K siblings in Tier 1) may enroll students using our online enrollment portal between the dates of January 8-26, 2024 and are not subject to the lottery. Once we reach capacity, we will not offer any additional seats. Please see instructions for creating an account to enroll AT THIS LINK.

Open House

An Open House will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 2-4 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to tour the elementary and/or middle school with school leaders and teachers. This is a come and go event. If you are unable to attend this event, please enjoy photos from our Virtual Tour to help visualize your student’s future at John Rex.


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. Please see instructions for creating an account to enroll AT THIS LINK.

Currently Enrolled Returning Students
Intent to Re-Enroll & Residency Reverification
January 4-26, 2024 

Families of currently enrolled students will complete the Intent To Re-enroll Form this year through that their Wengage Parent Portal beginning January 4. The completed form PLUS an uploaded proof of residency (e.g. current utility bill ) must be completed and submitted online on or before January 26 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 
January 29 – February 9, 2024

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 January 29 at 9 AM. 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 PM on February 9. Tier 2 siblings will have priority status over new Tier 2 applicants through the lottery.

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

**Tier 1 Pre-K siblings need to enroll between January 8-26, 2024 (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 January 29, 2024.

Open Application & Lottery for all other New Applicants
January 29 – February 9, 2024

The online application period opens for any new student in any grade on January 29 at 9 AM. Applications must be made online at The application window closes at 5 PM on February 9. The online lottery will be conducted on February 21 at 3 PM and results will be communicated via email by end of day February 22.

*Residents living outside the OKCPS district may apply through the online lottery and will be placed on the open transfer list for 2024-2025.


Registration for New Applicants Offered a Seat Through the Lottery
February 26 – March 8, 2024

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 8, 2024.  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 call 405-875-0032.

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