Columbia Public Schools Lottery Application  CPS



Welcome to the Columbia Public Schools Lottery Application website


The 2019-20 school year lottery waitlists are available at lottery waitlists.

Why should you consider a lottery school for your student?

Benton STEM Elementary School
At Benton we focus on "Learning through Discovery and Leading with Character".

Our STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program is designed around... Benton approaches teaching and learning with the belief that deep understanding is developed through hands-on learning experiences and integration of subject areas. Classroom instruction is guided by the belief that purposeful integration of content areas helps students see how their learning is connected on a daily basis.

Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School *
The vision of Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School is: "We believe that learning through the arts best prepares children for life."

The belief statements that the Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School staff have developed are:
Ridgeway Elementary School
The mission of Ridgeway's Individually Guided Education program is to help each student become a self-directed, self-motivated, lifelong learner, capable of meeting the challenges faced during a lifetime.

Ridgeway's Belief Statements are based on the philosophy that 'success teaches success' and that students are unique individuals.
We believe:


Jefferson Middle School: A STEAM Academy
The vision of Jefferson Middle School: A STEAM Academy is: "Jefferson Middle School will provide a challenging, caring, and stimulating environment where children will achieve their fullest potential."

* For the 2020-2021 school year, Jefferson Middle School: A STEAM Academy will begin accepting lottery students at the 6th grade level. Students accepted to Benton Elementary, Locust Street Elementary, and Ridgeway Elementary through the lottery are automatically accepted as 6th graders during the 2020-2021 school year at Jefferson Middle School: A STEAM Academy.

* Details regarding additional lottery information for students not in the above listed elementary attendance areas will be available in the fall.

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