Age Enrollment Chart-Grade Level Placement

It is recognized that students do their best work in school when they are placed in a grade with other students of the same chronological age. The following provides TUSD guidelines for placing students at the appropriate grade level. Please contact your neighborhood school if you have any questions regarding grade-level placement.

Placement Criteria Guidelines

  • Verify student birth date and age provided at the time of initial enrollment.
  • Use the grade-level placement guidelines in the table Age Enrollment Chart to identify the appropriate age-range for each grade level.
  • Specific guidelines for TK, K, and 1st:
    • Children born between September 2, and February 2 will be placed in the Transitional Kindergarten program. Parents do not have an option to petition for a Kindergarten placement.
    • Minimum age requirement for Kinder: A child shall be admitted to a Kindergarten at the beginning of a school year, or at any later time in the same year if the child will have his or her fifth (5th) birthday on or before September 1st of that school year. (EC Section 48000; Kindergarten Readiness Bill 1381)
    • A child shall be admitted to the first (1st) grade of an elementary school during the first month of a school year if the child will have his or her sixth (6th) birthday on or before September 1st of that school year. (EC Section 48010)
  • Specific guidelines for the Secondary Level:
    • Any student who has reached their 15th birthday at the time of enrollment shall be referred to the high school.
    • No student shall be permitted to begin a school year after they have reached their 19th birthday.

TUSD Age Enrollment Chart
-Grade Level Placement Criteria-

Minimum age requirement for Kindergarten: 
As a result of legislation passed in September 2010, students will be admitted into a Kindergarten program at the beginning of the 2022-23 year, or upon a move into the District, if they will have their fifth (5th) birthday on or before September 1, 2022.

Birth Date Criteria

Grade Level
Born after 2/02/2018 Eligible for preschool, Refer to Kinder Readiness
9/02/17 - 02/02/18 Transitional Kindergarten
9/02/16 - 9/01/17 Kindergarten
9/02/15 - 9/01/16 1
9/02/14 - 9/01/15 2
9/02/13 - 9/01/14 3
10/02/12- 9/01/13 4
11/02/11 - 10/01/12 5
12/03/10 - 11/01/11 6
12/03/09 - 12/02/10 7
12/03/08- 12/02/09 8
Follow age, transcript, and credits for high school grade placement.
12/03/07 - 12/02/08  9
12/03/06 - 12/02/07 10
12/03/05 - 12/02/06 11
12/03/04 - 12/02/05 12