Lottery Schools

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    The application for Benton STEM, Locust Expressive Arts, & Ridgeway Elementary lottery for the 2024-2025 school year will open on March 7, 2024 at 9:00 am and close on April 11, 2024 at 11:59 pm. 

    The application for the Jefferson STEAM Middle School lottery for the 2024-25 school year was October 13 - November 17, 2023.

    Changes Regarding Jefferson Middle Lottery Beginning in the 2024-2025 School Year:
    Jefferson Middle School's lottery process is changing beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.  Starting with incoming kindergarten classes in 2024-2025 and beyond, students who go to Kindergarten THROUGH THE LOTTERY SYSTEM (Ridgeway, Benton and Locust) will not have a spot at Jefferson Middle School.  All CPS 5th graders have the opportunity to enter the Jefferson Middle School Lottery. This does not affect current 1st – 5th graders at Ridgeway, Benton and Locust.

    After the lottery application window, please contact the school you wish to apply for to be added to the waitlist.


    Application for Benton, Ridgeway and Locust