The waitlist numbers for SPS schools is out and it makes for a lot of head-scratching and wonderment about what will happen. (They charmingly call it the 'Waiting list.')
Sadly, it's alphabetical so you can't quickly compare high schools, middle schools, K-8s and elementaries. (Also sadly, I can't figure out how to attached the PDF yet but as soon as I figure it out, I'll put it up.)
Elementaries (these are incoming K numbers only)
The largest waitlist appears to be at Kimball at 31. There are lots in the '20s - West Woodland, Loyal Heights, Laurelhurst, Lafayette, Gatewood, Dunlap, Muir, and Maple.
Elementaries with a focus
Beacon Hill has 58 on its list with JSIS at 46. Graham Hill's pre-school Montessori has 35 while Bagley has 19 for its Montessori. Thornton Creek is at 33.
Middle Schools (these are incoming 6th graders only for General Ed)
Mercer is the highest with 65. Washington follows closely behind with 62. Hamilton is at 26 and Eckstein at 23.
Well, people are voting with their feet and the alternative K-8s are far more popular than the regular ones. South Shore has a preschool number of 49, kindergarten at 56 and 6th grade at 47. TOPS' kindergarten waitlist is at 41. Pathfinder's kindergarten list is at 48 (with no 6th grade waitlist available).
Garfield is at a whopping 93 for 9th grade General Ed and over 20 students for 10th grade. Sealth is right behind at 83, Roosevelt at 74, Ballard at 64, then it drops to Franklin at 37, Cleveland at 9 and West Seattle and Ingraham at 1 each. No waitlist is reported at Rainier Beach or Hale.