What is "the Lottery?"

  • When a Magnet or Vanguard Magnet school in HISD receives more qualified applications than the program has spaces available, a lottery is conducted for those spaces.
    For the purposes of this page, the links to the left answer Vanguard Magnet lottery questions.  If you have questions regarding Magnet lottery information, please directly contact the Magnet school in which you are interested.  The following topics will be addressed:
    How does "the Lottery" work?
    What is "Sibling Preference?"
    Who are siblings?
    How many sibling spaces are there?
    How does the "Sibling Lottery" work? 
    Important Waitlist Information