To enroll in Clegern Elementary, you must apply to be entered in the lottery (randomized drawing). The lottery application window begins on  January 23, 2017, and ends on Friday, February 3, 2017.  The lottery drawing will be held on February 9 and all applicants will be notified of their acceptance or placement on the wait list by Friday, March 3, 2017. Parents should come to the school to fill out a lottery application during the above mentioned dates during the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For any other specific questions, you can email Paula Umbro or call (405) 340-2955.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “Parent Choice School”?

This means that there aren’t any residential boundaries assigned to our school.  Any family living in the Edmond Public School District may submit an application for their children to attend Clegern Elementary.  We have a lottery every February for open positions and maintain a wait list throughout the year.

I live in the Clegern neighborhood.  Do I still have to go through the lottery?

Yes.

I live outside of the Edmond School district.  Can my children attend Clegern Elementary?

No.  You must live within the Edmond Public School district.

What makes Clegern different from other schools?

At Clegern, we provide a rich and comprehensive educational program that is complimented by our Core Knowledge curriculum as the common instructional sequence.  A variety of teaching approaches and methods allow us to serve the different learning styles of students.  Students at Clegern learn in an environment that fosters cooperation, mutual respect and individual responsibility.

Parents support our school through volunteer hours and an active PTA.  High expectations for students have helped us earn an “A+” on our School Report Card from the Oklahoma Department of Education.

What is Core Knowledge?

The Core Knowledge sequence is a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in science, math, history, geography, language arts and fine arts.  Visit the Core Knowledge website for more detailed information.

How does the lottery system work?

The lottery is a random drawing of applications.  It takes place at the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center under the supervision of the Director of Elementary Education.  It is recorded for any future reference needs.  Each application is assigned a number as it is drawn.  The lowest numbers are assigned the available spaces at Clegern.  Remaining applications are placed on a waiting list according to their assigned numbers, lowest numbers first.
Do children of Edmond Public Schools employees get preference?

The Edmond school district decided from the 2003-2004 school year forward that the only children of Edmond Public Schools employees that get preference are those of Clegern teachers.

Can I increase my chances if I get my application in early?

No.  No preference is given to the order applications are received.

When can I fill out an application for the lottery?

Applications are usually taken the last week of January and the first week of February.  Call in early January or check this website to be sure.

I missed the lottery.  Can I still get on the waiting list?

Yes.  Just come to the office and fill out the application.

What do I bring with me when I fill out a lottery application?

Nothing, you’ll just fill out a short application.

What happens if my child doesn’t get placed?

Your child will be placed on our waiting list.  You will be notified if a placement becomes available for your child.

How long does my application stay on the wait list?

Applications stay on the waiting list until the next year’s lottery.

Does the waiting list carry over to the next school year?

No.  Serious consideration was given to that at one time.  However, it was determined to be a logistical impossibility and would penalize families who are new to Edmond.

Once my child is in Clegern, do I have to reapply every year?

No.  They automatically have placement through 5th grade.

What if only one of my children gets in?

Siblings of children placed and enrolled at Clegern are given priority status for their respective grade.

Does Clegern have bus service?

No.

My older child is already attending Clegern.  When his younger sibling starts kindergarten, will he/she have to go through the lottery?

If you currently have a child in kindergarten-4th grade, then your child coming into kindergarten is given priority status and you do not have to be a part of the lottery.

My older children attended Clegern and their younger sibling is ready to start kindergarten.  Will he/she still have preference even though his/her siblings are no longer at Clegern?

No.

I attended Clegern.  Will my child have to go through the lottery?

Yes.

Does Clegern have before and after school care?

Yes.

Does Clegern have an Enrichment program?

Yes.

Does Clegern have a Learning Disabilities Lab?

Yes.

Does Clegern have a Pre-K program? 

No.   However, Clegern’s Principal is also the Principal at Clyde Howell Early Childhood Center where many of our students have attended Pre-K.

My child goes to Clyde Howell Pre-K.  Does that mean he/she is automatically accepted at Clegern?

No.