RD Lottery Application for 2025 - 2026 will open January 2025

Lottery applications for 2024 - 2025 are now closed.

Those who have applied: you will receive notification on  your status mid-March. Please be patient, this is a process and takes some time to get everything done.

Please see our FAQ page for answers to many of your questions.

2024 - 2025 lottery waitlist status, will be HERE once established.

Russell Dougherty Elementary School is a lottery model for enrollment.  Priority placement for open spots will be given to students with siblings of currently enrolled students, and then lottery draws from our open application period. Detailed guidelines are below under Current Guidelines for  Russell Dougherty Enrollment.

We will continue to enroll students from the lottery in Russell Dougherty Elementary; you must apply each year to be entered in the lottery (randomized drawing). The lottery application window begins on  January 22, 2024, and ends on February 2, 2024, at 4 p.m.  The lottery drawing will be held in mid-February, and all applicants will be notified of their acceptance or placement on the wait list by mid-March. Applications are available to pick up  in the Russell Dougherty foyer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the open application period.  The application period to be entered into the lottery drawing for the 2024-2025 school year will close February 2, 2024, at 4 p.m.

Current Guidelines for Russell Dougherty Enrollment

  • Attendance at Russell Dougherty is a lottery model; first allowing  priority placement to siblings of currently enrolled students for open spots, next adding kindergarten,  and then filling in the remaining class numbers with students on the application wait list.

  • Requests  to attend Russell Dougherty in the school year 2024-2025, will begin January 22, 2024 and end February 2, 2024.  The forms will be available online and in the Russell Dougherty  foyer for pickup only during the window. In order to be given a placement at Clegern or Russell Dougherty, a family moving to Edmond must establish residency within 45 days of the last day of the application period or the application will not result in a placement.  If residency is not established within 45 days, the child’s name will be placed on the wait list in the appropriate grade level.  A family moving to Edmond bears the responsibility for keeping the school informed of when they have established residency for placement or while their child’s name is on a wait list.

  • All current Russell Dougherty students will be allowed to continue their attendance at Russell Dougherty.  All younger sibling tag-a-longs not yet currently in kindergarten will be allowed to be enrolled in Russell Dougherty as long as there is a sibling at the school at the time the kindergarten sibling is in attendance and spots are available.   All other siblings of students previously enrolled in Russell Dougherty have to continue to apply for attendance at Russell Dougherty annually.

  • If openings occur in grade levels, that opening will be filled by first, a sibling tag-a-long on the wait list and then a lottery student on the wait list.

  • If a lottery student requires special services that are not available at Russell Dougherty, that student may be assigned to another district school which could meet the needs of the student.  (This is current practice in all schools).