On wait list at Chabot - zoned for Chabot
In March of this year we decided to make a move from Marin to Oakland (for a variety of reasons). We signed a lease for a house zoned for Chabot (in RockRidge) as we are actively searching to buy. We applied in the second round (first round was in Feb - at which point we had not yet made the decision) for two of our three kids to get into Chabot (our third one is middle-school). We received a response that they are both #2 on the wait list for Chabot - and #20+ for all the other choices of schools. One of the kids did not get placed anywhere, and the other got placed in our no. 6 choice - which we then declined.
If we do not get into Chabot - we will consider staying in Marin where they are both enrolled in a great public school. However, our strong preference would be to move - though moving them from an amazing school to one that is much less so (and to one where we would have to commute, and not be a part of the neighborhood) seems much less than ideal, considering our current situation. What are the chances of getting off the waitlist to get into Chabot? We need to make the call by July 1st - unfortunately - as this also impacts our oldest middle school child. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Thanks so much for your help.