Inter-district transfer questions

We are Berkeley residents and our kids attend Berkeley public schools. We are considering moving out of Berkeley, but would like our kids to be able to finish out the school they've been attending (i.e. 3rd grader continue thru 5th grade, 6th grader continue thru 8th grade).  We plan to submit inter-district transfer requests, but are wondering about how reliable a plan this is.  

Is there typically enough room in the Berkeley schools to grant most inter-district transfer requests? If not, roughly what portion of requests are denied based on lack of space?  Are Middle or High School transfers easier to obtain than Elementary School transfers? Do returning students receive any priority for transfers? Does the sibling of a returning student receive any priority for a transfer?  

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience berkeley-parent-hive-mind!

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