A zoned school lottery is a system used by some school districts to determine which students are eligible to attend a particular school based on their residence. In this system, a geographic area or “zone” is designated for a particular school or group of schools, and students who live within that zone are given priority for enrollment.
However, if there are more students than available spots in the school, School Management System, a lottery is used to determine which students will be admitted. The lottery typically works by randomly selecting students from within the zone until all available spots are filled.
The purpose of a zoned school lottery is to ensure that students have access to quality schools within their neighborhood and to promote diversity within schools by drawing from a larger pool of applicants. It can also help to alleviate overcrowding in popular schools and distribute resources more equitably across a district.