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

  • To be included in the school choice lottery for 2017–18, submit the online school choice request form by 5 p.m. on February 28, 2017.
  • Howard school tours will take place the week of January 23 and February 20.
  • Parents now may apply online.
  • School Choice Deadline – The School choice request form is due by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2017. For out-of-district transfers are due Friday, April 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.
  • School tours Visitations will be offered during the weeks beginning January 25 and February 22. 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.


UPDATE In-District: The application period for the 2017–18 In-district lottery is closed. Post-lottery, in-district transfers will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m., on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Post-lottery, in-district transfer requests are placed first-come, first-served.

UPDATE Inter-District: The application period for 2017-18 Open Enrollment lottery is closed. 2017–18 Inter-district transfer requests will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, July 3, 2017 at