Pre-K Info

1/19/2019 4:52 pm

Dates have not yet been set for this year's pre-K lottery. Last year, applications were accepted the second week of March, and the lottery was held the third week of March, so the dates will likely be similar this year. Any announcements about the dates for 2019 will be posted on the BES website, the BES PTA website, the Marquee, and the DCSD website. Below you will find the Eligibility Criteria and Documentation Needed to Apply and to Confirm Registration.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Child must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2018
  • Child must be a resident of DeKalb County*

*NOTE: A student is only eligible to participate in the lottery at the home school that serves the student's address for the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the DeKalb County School District's website at to determine your home school.


Documentation Needed to Apply

  • Official Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Passport, Hospital Record of Live Birth, Green Card, Pink Card or Federal 1-9"4 Card)
  • Parent/Guardian Identification
  • Child's Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residency* (Current Gas, Water, or Electric Bill; Signed Lease Agreement; and/ or Signed Home Mortgage Contract)


*NOTE: In the event of co-residency, an Affidavit of Residence must be completed by the parent{s)/legal guardian(s) and homeowner/lessee and submitted to the school with all required documents attached.


Additional Documentation Needed to Confirm Registration 

  • Current Immunization Certificate (FORM 3231)
  • Current Eye, Ear, Dental and Nutrition Examination Certificate (FORM 3300)
  • Copy of Social Security Card or Signed Waiver

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