CPS Lottery

  • CPS Magnet, High School and Out-of-Neighborhood Lottery

    CPS has simplified our lottery process. Magnet, high school and out-of-neighborhood lotteries will now have only one extended application period. Previously, each lottery had multiple rounds throughout the year.

    You may designate up to three school preferences. Applications are processed in random order by computers at CPS' central office to ensure each student has an equal chance of being assigned to first-choice schools. Approximately six weeks after the lotteries close, we will notify you of your child's placement and provide registration instructions.

    If you have questions, please contact our Customer Care Center at 513-363-0123. You also may participate in the high school lottery and select a non-Montessori high school.