Students are admitted to Gateway Middle School through a lottery. Each year we enroll 104 new 6th graders and a handful of 7th and 8th grade transfer students. We have one large lottery in March for incoming 6th grade students. As spaces become available, we conduct a smaller lottery from our wait pool for transfer students. The students and families who choose to enroll bring diverse experiences, talents, learning styles, and perspectives. Our community and academic program thrives on this diversity as we seek to educate and challenge all our students.
Applying to Gateway Middle School
Apply for the 2019-2020 School Year
Applicants will have instant access to lottery results in March. Students who are offered admission have a few weeks to make a decision and complete their registration. Students who are not offered admission through our lottery will receive instructions on how to join the wait pool.
San Francisco residents, siblings of current Gateway students, children of staff and faculty, and families that qualify for free and reduced lunch are eligible for admission preferences.
Wait Pool Results
If you missed the 6th grade lottery application deadline or are applying for 7th, or 8th grade, you will be applying for the wait pool. If a spot becomes available, we conduct a lottery from the wait pool to fill the spot. Gateway enrollment will only contact you with an offer of enrollment.
Apply for 2018-2019 Transfer
Gateway Middle School accepts wait pool applications throughout the year. If a spot becomes available, we conduct a lottery from the wait pool to fill the spot. Gateway enrollment will only contact you with an offer of enrollment. This can happen at anytime as we only offer enrollment on a lottery basis as spots become available.
You may obtain a paper application at our main office located at 1512 Golden Gate Ave, at enrollment events, from your school counselor, or by downloading it.
- English 2019-2020 Application
- Aplicación de Inscripción de Gateway 2019-2020
- 2019-2020 Gateway 公立学校入学申请表
2018-2019 Transfer Application
Contact the Enrollment Department
If you have questions about the enrollment process at Gateway Middle School, please contact Andrea Tacdol, Enrollment Director, at (415) 749-3600 x 4457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.