Meriden Public Schools

Middle School Lottery/Placement

School Assignment for Middle Schools (Policy 5040)

Middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a lottery for school assignment each year.  Students who do not participate in the lottery are assigned to the school of the designated school attendance area where their parent/guardian resides. Once admitted to a school through the lottery, students shall continue in attendance in that school through the middle school grades, subject to their right to participate in the lottery for school assignment for the coming year.  Students seeking to enroll in middle school after school is out for the summer will be assigned for the coming year to the middle school that best serves the district’s interests (e.g., space available, resources) as determined by the Superintendent. Once assigned, such students shall continue in attendance in that school through the middle school grades, subject to their right to participate in the lottery for school assignment for the coming year.

Current 2021-2022 availability can be found here.

2022-2023 Middle School Lottery

Edison, Lincoln, and Washington Middle School lottery applications for the 2022-2023 school year are available January 14, 2022-February 4, 2022.  

 Once a family accepts placement at a middle school, reversal of the placement decision will be reviewed based on available seats at one of our middle schools. 

Middle School Open House

Fifth-grade students and their families are invited to the Open House in January.  Come and meet the school teams and learn about their programs.  School tours will be provided, and staff will be available to answer questions.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Washington Middle School

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Edison Middle School

Thursday, January 13, 2022, Lincoln Middle School

Presentation 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Tours from 6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.