2023-2024 Lottery

Lottery Registration (PreK-4) closes May 31, 2023.

Online Registration begins on June 19, 2023 at 8 AM.

For students to attend class on the first day of school (July 27, 2023), students must have completed registration by July 20, 2023.  

*NOTE: Students that wait to register online between July 24-28, will be able to attend school starting July 31st


If you are new to the district and registering for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5,

  • Create a PowerSchool Enrollment Account.
  • Complete the Elementary School Choice form.
  • Rank the 5 elementary magnet schools in order of preference.
    • To view information regarding our elementary schools please visit the Magnet School Choice page.
  • Receive placement notification through your email account.
  • Receive Snap Code and link to CMSD Student Registration form via your email account to complete the registration process.
    • The Snap Code is a unique code that provides an extra level of security to guarantee only you have the ability to register the student.


If you are new to the district and registering for grades 6 through 12,


If you are registering a student that attended the Columbus Municipal School District in the 2022-2023 School Year,

  • Login to PowerSchool SIS Parent Portal
    • If you do not have an account, you must create a Parent Portal account
    • To create the account, you will need an Access ID and Access Password. Contact your school to receive this information.
      •  The Access ID and Access Password are unique codes that provide an extra layer of security to make sure only the listed student contacts have access to student records.
  • Click the "CMSD Student Registration 2023-2024" button on the bottom left of the screen.
  • Complete all required forms.

If the student has attended CMSD before but did not finish school with us in the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the new student registration forms.

General Registration Information

  • Two Proofs of Residency
    • All registrants are required to provide 2 proofs of residency.
    • See bottom of this page for acceptable documents.
  • Required forms for new students
    • Birth Certificate
    • Shot Record
    • Withdrawal form from previous school (if applicable)
    • Last Report Card (if applicable)
  • Issues with PowerSchool Enrollment - 866-434-6276
    • Press 1, press 1, say "Enrollment" or press 5, press 1
  • After completing your registration forms, you may be contacted to verify information.
  • If you are unable to complete the online registration forms, we will provide in-person registration July 17-July 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM
  • For questions about the school district, call 662-241-7400


One current utility bill (must be within the past 30 days)

  • Cable
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Landline phone


One of the following:

  • Homestead Exemption
  • Mortgage or Lease Agreement
  • Current Driver's License or State ID or Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration

Still have Questions?

Still have questions?


*If you’re experiencing issues, check the scenarios below and click the links for additional instructions or videos.
  • If you currently have a student enrolled in the district, to complete your online 
    registration form for a NEW STUDENT, you may log into your current 
    PowerSchool Parent Portal at and add a 
    new student to your student registration account. For additional instructions on 
    how to add a new student (that is not currently enrolled) to your current 
    PowerSchool Parent Portal account, click HERE


  • If you have a student who is currently enrolled but would like to register a NEW 
    STUDENT and have forgotten your password and cannot access your current 
    Parent Portal account, select “Forgot Username or Password?”, and follow the 
    prompts. If you are still unable to access your account, please contact your 
    child's school to assist you. See contact list below for each school. 


  • If you do not have an account or any students currently enrolled, you will need 
    to create a PowerSchool Enrollment Registration account to complete registration 
    requirements. *This is a PowerSchool Registration account, NOT a 
    PowerSchool Parent Portal account (*
    which is often used to check student grades, attendance and registration for returning students). Click HERE to create an account. Please 
    view our step-by-step guide for creating your PowerSchool Enrollment registration account at New 
    Student Registration for Parents


  • Students who are currently enrolled in Pre-K at Cook, Fairview, Franklin, Sale 
    and Stokes Elementary Schools will register as returning students for 
    kindergarten once the Returning Student registration period has opened.


Need Wi-Fi?

Drive up to any school campus and access our free Wi-Fi service using your personal device.

Can I use my phone to complete registration?

Yes, you can use your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to complete your child's online registration form.

Need help?

Our student information specialists are here to help during normal school hours Monday - Friday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Visit your child's school office or contact the appropriate person from the list below at your child's school.

Cook Elementary School

Carrie Stephenson @ [email protected] or 662.241.7180

Fairview Elementary School

Kayla Suggs @ [email protected] or 662.241.7140

Franklin Elementary School

Tanya Kyles @ [email protected] or 662.241.7150

Sale Elementary School

Sherry Lash @ [email protected] or 662.241.7260

Stokes Beard Elementary School

Kristie Selvie @ [email protected] or 662.241.7270

Columbus Middle School

Zenobia Allen @ [email protected] or 662.241.7300

Yulinda Beckum @ [email protected]

Krystal Morris @ [email protected] 

Columbus High School

Louise Scott-Jones @ [email protected] or 662.241.7200

Lauren Hardy @ [email protected]

Latoria Johnson @ [email protected]

Jazmine Smith @ [email protected]

Central Office

Tantia Burks @ [email protected]

Michelle Carter @ [email protected]


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