Pre-K Lottery

The BCSS Pre-K Program accepted online applications for the 2022-2023 Pre-K Lottery from March 1 until March 31. Drawings were held and families were notified by mail and email if their lottery number was drawn.

Our Pre-K Enrollment Guidelines (Spanish) offer more details about the lottery application process.

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  • To complete the lottery application, you will need to provide proof of residency and your child's birth certificate. You will need to upload a photo or scanned copy of each document. Visit our FAQ Page for details on required documentation.
  • All online lottery applications must be completed by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022. (This includes the successful upload of your documentation.) No Pre-K Lottery applications will be accepted after 5 p.m.

Pre-K Lottery Drawing

All applications submitted for each Pre-K class will be assigned a lottery number. After you submit your online application, it may take up to two business days to receive your lottery number. Our staff must verify the information provided and then email you with your child's lottery number.

Families with more than one child eligible for Pre-K will be assigned one number and the siblings will be drawn together. The lottery consists of random drawings from all applicants within that elementary school attendance zone.


Nine separate lottery drawings were held to determine the class lists and waiting lists for each school. Each drawing was pre-recorded in both English and Spanish. The videos were posted below from April 15-April 25, 2022.

  • Auburn Elementary [Español]
  • Bethlehem Elementary [Español]
  • Bramlett Elementary [Español]
  • County Line Elementary [Español]
  • Holsenbeck Elementary [Español]
  • Kennedy Elementary [Español]
  • Statham Elementary [Español]
  • Yargo Elementary [Español]
  • Winder Elementary [Español]

All families submitting Pre-K Lottery applications will be notified by mail whether their child is on a Pre-K class list or on a waiting list.

Waiting List Information

Any openings that become available in the Pre-K classes will be filled using the waiting list from that school attendance zone. The Pre-K Director will keep documentation on file of the progression of the waiting lists. If your child was not in the BCSS Pre-K Lottery in April, please email Margrette Bailey or call 770-867-4527 Ext. 100133 to provide the information needed to complete a BCSS Pre-K waiting list form. Once that information is provided, Margrette will place your child on the Pre-K waiting list for your child’s elementary school attendance zone.

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