Columbia Public Schools Lottery Application  CPS


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Applications for the CPS Elementary School 2021-2022 school year lottery will be accepted between 4/5/2021 at 12:00am and 4/23/2021 at 11:59pm.

Things you'll need before applying for the elementary lottery:


  • Be a resident of the Columbia Public Schools District for the upcoming school year.
  • Register your child at their home school.
  • Know your child's Columbia Public Schools Student ID.
  • For students not currently enrolled in Columbia Public Schools, please pre-enroll in your attendance area school to obtain a student number.
  • Have your current, valid email address on file in our student information system. Check the email address on file here.

  • I have read the rules and guidelines

Enter your CPS issued Guardian ID, password and your child's student ID below to begin the application process.





For families with multiple children registering for kindergarten (i.e. same grade twins, triplets, etc.), the family will put all of the children on one application. Should the family choose to select one school for one child and another school for the other child, the children will be treated as individuals and the entire application process will need to be completed for each individual child.

For families with multiple children in different grade levels, this entire application process will need to be completed for each individual child.

For questions regarding the lottery results, waitlists, policies and procedures, please contact your lottery application school.

CPS Contact Info