What and where:
Eugene School District 4J is a K–12 public school district in and around Eugene, Oregon.
The district spans 155 square miles in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley. Most of the city of Eugene (about 85 percent) lies inside 4J’s boundaries, as do the town of Coburg and a small part of Linn County to the north.
4J’s administration building, the Education Center, is located at 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene, OR 97402. Several central departments are located there.
Students and schools:
More than 16,000 K–12 students attend 4J schools: 18 elementary school programs, two K–8 schools, seven traditional middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school focused on early college and career options, an international high school program on multiple campuses, and a life skills program. Among these programs are three K–12 language immersion programs in Spanish, French and Japanese, and a Spanish/English dual-immersion program at a neighborhood school. There also are four public charter schools located in the district.
School Information: All 4J Schools
Enrollment Report (10/1/11): All Schools
Why do people say "4J?"
Many people say "Eugene School District," or "Eugene School District 4J," but "4J" is easy to both say and write. Also, it helps to differentiate from the Bethel School District, which is also located in Eugene.
Where did the name come from? The Eugene School District originated in 1854, five years before Oregon attained statehood. One of many changes over the years, in 1964 the district absorbed Coburg School, whose attendance boundary goes nearly to Harrisburg, and became a "joint" school district: Thus, "4J." The “4” means that 4J was the fourth school district incorporated in the Lane County. The “J” means that it is a joint district, because it also covers a small part of Linn County to the north.
More about 4J:
- About 4J
- School Board
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