School Choice


In-district school choice applications: Families may now apply online for
in-district school choice. The online request form can be accessed at

Out-of-district transfer applications: The application form to attend Howard for families who live outside of 4J can be found at

Howard Elementary is a technology immersion school, featuring a strong academic program delivered by caring and dedicated staff. Our unique, technology-rich instruction model even earned Howard the special honor of being named an Apple Distinguished School.

Howard is a place where families and community members gather to support, celebrate, and honor the diverse achievements of all our children.

The entire Howard staff strives to make each school year one of the most productive and enjoyable years your child will experience. With the caring guidance of talented staff, our students make academic gains while developing persistence and personal responsibility, qualities that form the cornerstone of life-long learning. Our staff and students are a family, bound together through affection and shared goals, and there is a place for everyone at our school.

Important Information

  • Application Period Opens – Parents may apply online starting January 1, 2019.
  • Deadline to be Included in Lottery – Thursday, January 31, 2019, at midnight
  • School Tours Visitations will be offered during the weeks beginning January 14 and  January 28. Call 541-790-4900 to arrange a tour.
  • Still have questions? – Contact the school office at 541-790-4900 or the Education Center at 541-790-7553.