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Out-of-District Transfers

Eugene School District 4J welcomes families who live outside of the district to request a transfer to 4J

2019-20 Out-of-district transfer requests will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Please check this page in late February 2019 for a list of  schools available to non-residents and a link to the online application.

School Preference

Non-residents applying to transfer to the district may request their preferred school or schools among those that are open to requests. For any transfer, the preferred school must have a space available to meet the student’s needs.

Some schools are not open to requests from out-of-district students, because district residents have priority for any openings and these schools will not be able to accommodate all of the 4J residents who wish to attend.

Schools that may be requested by non-residents applying for Inter-district Transfer requests for 2019-20
(transfers will be accepted only where space is available to meet the student’s needs) 

Elementary Schools


Middle Schools


High Schools



Enrollment Priorities

If there are more non-resident applicants for out-of-district transfers than the number of openings determined by the school board, students will be admitted to the district through a lottery using these priorities:

  • 1st priority will be given to nonresident students currently enrolled in a 4J school via an existing open enrollment transfer or an existing inter-district transfer for the current year
  • 2nd priority will be given to nonresident students with a sibling, living in the same household, who has the district’s permission (through open enrollment) to attend the same 4J school
  • 3rd priority will be given to all other non-resident students.

All offers to enroll are based on space availability. Please note that district residents have priority for enrollment and must be placed before seats can be offered to out-of-district applicants.

There are changes in state laws on transfers between districts beginning this year. Families still may apply to transfer from one school district to another, but the process has changed. For a few years, the Oregon Legislature created an “open enrollment” transfer option that let students transfer between districts without the consent of the student’s resident district. This provision has now sunsetted. In 4J, we are planning to continue enrolling out-of-district students under the “interdistrict transfer” process, which requires that the student’s home district consent to the transfer.


Transfers to Other Districts

4J residents who want to transfer to another school district must apply to the district they wish to transfer to.


Please contact schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu