Choice Lottery

The SBISD School Choice lottery is processed through an automated lottery system which maintains the integrity of our processes while providing transparency for our community. The lottery process is certified through our district’s public accountant who is present during the lottery.

There are two definitions in the process:

  • Seated List The lottery ran and the student received a spot (or a "seat”) at a school.
  • Waitlist The lottery ran and a student did not receive a seat” and is therefore on a numbered Waitlist. You will be able to see your Waitlist number.

On the lottery day, the system processes all applications equally. This lottery process processes until all "seats" are filled. The system then creates a numbered Waitlist for students whom did not receive a seat” at a school.