The lottery number is a 32-digit code that tells you where your child fits in the admissions process. In response to demands for greater transparency and parental requests, the Department of Education released this number prior to the list being submitted. It is important to note that the lottery number does not represent a lucky number.
The lottery number is generated by a computer. It is generated using information from a Registrar’s Office database based on class level. Lottery numbers are distributed to all students in early March. The lottery number will help determine which students are selected first. If you receive an earlier lottery number, you will be selected earlier than if you receive a higher lottery number.
Some people choose a lucky lottery number based on the number of their birthday or a significant event in their life. They might also choose a number based on the age of a loved one or their childhood home. They can also select their favorite number sequence. One of the most common lottery picks is a combination of two lucky numbers.
Parents say lottery numbers do not accurately reflect their chances of getting into their top choice schools. However, this is not the case, as a student with a good lottery number is more likely to be assigned to their top school than a student with a poor lottery number. However, this is not a guarantee, as it depends on the choices of other students. A parent group has launched a campaign to get lottery numbers under the Freedom of Information Law, which allows people to look at information that is used to determine admission to public schools.