To address growing student enrolment and a shortage of school space, Edmonton Public Schools has implemented a lottery process for seven schools in the Division:
The lottery process will only impact new resident students from the attendance area at these schools.
Students who are currently enrolled in one of these schools can still attend. Each grade will be limited to a certain number of spaces in planned classes. This will ensure enrolment does not exceed the available space at these schools.
Lottery schools will not accept new registrations if the student is not a resident student from the school’s designated attendance area. In most cases, a resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.
New non-resident students who live in the school’s attendance area are able to attend another Edmonton Public School with space in planned classes or can attend a school in their current school division.
Resident students who live in the designated attendance area for a school with a lottery process have two options:
If both siblings will be attending the same lottery school for 2024–25, and both have registered or pre-enrolled by 4 p.m. on March 22, the following applies for siblings who are new to the school:
Each lottery school has an overflow designated school. Resident students who do not get into their designated school through the lottery are guaranteed to attend their overflow designated school, or they can choose to enrol at another Division school with space or remain at their current school, if applicable.
Siblings may also enrol at the overflow designated school.
|LOTTERY SCHOOL||OVERFLOW DESIGNATED SCHOOL|
|David Thomas King School||Youngstown School (K-6)
Michael Phair School (7-9)
|Dr. Lila Fahlman School||Garth Worthington School (K-9)|
|Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School||McKee School (K-6)
Vernon Barford School (7-9)
|Jan Reimer School||Satoo School (K-6)
kisêwâtisiwin School (7-9)
|Lillian Osborne School||Strathcona School (10-12)|
|Shauna May Seneca School||Grace Martin School (K-6)
Edith Rogers School (7-9)
|Svend Hansen School||Weinlos School (K-6)
Kate Chegwin School (7-9)
Resident students who register or pre-enrol in an alternative program or other Division school, but who are not accepted, are usually able to attend their designated school. However, this may not be true if the designated school has gone to a lottery.
If the designated school is full in your child’s grade following a lottery process, your child is able to attend their overflow designated school or another school with space in planned classes.
For full details about the lottery process, view the HC.AR Student Admission and Enrolment Regulation.
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for junior high and high school students; however, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their overflow designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service. Bus fees will apply.
Families who choose to attend a school of choice rather than an overflow designated school will need to make their own transportation arrangements to get their child to and from school.