Parental interest in dual language immersion programs is strong in Eugene School District 4J. The lottery for available slots for the school year 2014-15 was recently held with the following results:
Note the following:
(1) Applications include first, second and third choices to the extent parents made them.
(2) All the immersion schools are K-5s.
(3) The numbers accepted at each school reflects all grades kindergarten through fifth in one lottery draw. In the Eugene School District lottery system, school principal set the total number of opening at the school. There are not separate allocations or lotteries for each grade.
(4) The Eugene School District gives sibling preferences. They are included in the posted data.
(5) The Eugene School District 4J participates in the Oregon HB 3681 open enrollment transfer process, so: (a) 10% of those accepted at Buena Vista Immersion School were out-of district students, and (b) 50% of those accepted at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion School were out-of district students. Those accepted to the Charlemagne French Immersion were all in-district.
(6) The River Road / El Camino del Rio Spanish Immersion School is also a neighborhood school that admits neighborhood students to its Spanish immersion program. Neighborhood students are not included in these numbers. The school also accepted both in and out-of-district students.
The Eugene School District 4J could probably double its immersion programs, including adding a Mandarin immersion program, and still have excess applications. In the school year 2013-14, 19.9% of the district's kindergarteners were in immersion programs (here). There is probably sufficient parent interest for that figure to reach 40% in the near future.