2023-24 Kindergarten Lottery

  • If a school's kindergarten enrollment is at capacity for the coming school year, LOSD conducts a lottery with all registered kindergarteners.  The following is information on that process if a kindergarten lottery is necessary.

    • On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, any school that has more age-eligible registered kindergarten students than capacity will conduct a lottery.
    • Lottery Deadline: Registrations submitted by Friday, April 28, 2023.
      • Lottery Tier 1: Applicants with age-eligible siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the April 28 deadline.
      • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by April 28, 2023.
      • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including siblings) received after April 28, 2023, are subject to availability.
    • Lottery Date: May 3, 2023.
    • Lottery Notification Date: May 5, 2023.

    The following is information about if your student is not in the lottery.

    • All enrollments not selected in the lottery or received after the April 28 cut-off, whose school is at capacity, would then be automatically overflowed to other schools in the district.
    • Overflow schools are finalized during summer. Students are notified as soon as school assignments are determined.
    • Most students attend their resident schools.
    • Bus transportation is provided for overflow students.
    • Early admission candidates must be assessed and pass the approval process. Approved early admission students will be placed at the end of the applicant list for placement in their resident school.
    • Any students who are overflowed for kindergarten may return to their home school for first grade.