Getting into Chabot in the 1st Grade
We live in Oakland and are zoned for Chabot elementary. Our son will be starting kindergarten next year and we had planned / hoped to send him to Chabot, but something has come up and we may be spending his kindergarten year elsewhere and then returning to Oakland when he starts 1st grade. I'm wondering if anybody can share their experiences getting into your school of choice after kindergarten (in particular, 1st grade at Chabot, when it's your neighborhood school) with the current lottery system. I talked with someone at the district and she said it is harder to get your school of choice after kindergarten, but not impossible. Would love a bit more information as we make the decision about where to spend the next year. Thank you!