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Madison Metropolitan School District

Applying to Wright

Wright Middle School Lottery Process

Wright Admission Process: Wright is a Magnet school and offers 6th through 8th grade enrollments. The lottery process is for 6th grade only, 7th and 8th grade students can apply separately to be added to the grade-level wait list. The requirements for admission into Wright Middle school are that a student lives within the Elementary Schools feeding into West high. A lottery will be conducted if interest in attendance at the Magnet school exceeds the authorized student enrollment.

Weighing of the Lottery: The 90 students who will be admitted in 6th grade are selected from the Elementary attendance area feeding into West High. The remaining students are waitlisted in order of applying. Applicants outside of the qualifying Elementary footprint are held out of lottery and put at the bottom of the WL.

Tier 1: Applicants with a sibling attending Wright Middle School regardless of whether the sibling lives within the West Attendance area.

Tier 2: Children of a current Wright staff member regardless of whether the child of the staff member lives within the West Attendance area. (Employed during the application window and continuing to next year.)

Tier 3: Children of Wright Advisory Board Members.

Tier 4: The student resides in an Elementary footprint that feeds into West attendance area.

Wait Listed: Student resides outside of the Elementary footprint that feeds into West attendance area.

Wait Lists roll to the next school year through the end of 8th grade year

complete the lottery application

Wright Lottery Application Timeline:

  • December 1, 2023 - Lottery Opens 8:00am
  • January 11, 2024 - Wright Showcase (Open House) 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • January 26, 2024 - Lottery Closes
  • February 19, 2024 - Lottery results will be sent to families this week
  • March 1, 2024 - Accept or Decline confirmations due to school from families by 4:00pm


NOTE: If you are new to the Madison Metropolitan School District and would like to apply, please contact the Enrollment Office at (608) 663-4957 or via email:

Wait List form for current 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Contact us if you have any questions, at (608) 204-1340 or email