Pre-K Lottery

All online applications submitted for each Pre-K class will be assigned a lottery number based on the elementary school attendance zone. Families with more than one child eligible for Pre-K will be assigned one number and the siblings will be drawn together.

The lottery consisted of random drawings from all applicants within each elementary school attendance zone. Ten separate lottery drawings determined the class lists and waiting lists for each elementary school. Each drawing was pre-recorded.

Links to view the Pre-K Lottery drawings for the 2023-24 school year were posted from April 14-April 28.

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. For safety reasons, the Pre-K Lottery will not be open to the public, class lists will not be posted online, and no information will be given over the phone. If you do not receive a letter by April 19, 2023, you may contact Margrette Bailey at

Waiting List details

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.

Barrow County School System Pre-K

More information about the pre-k lottery

The BCSS Pre-K Program accepted online applications for the 2023-2024 Pre-K Lottery from March 1 until March 31. For more details about that process, read our detailed Pre-K Enrollment Guidelines (Spanish).

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