Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed 87.8% of children have been given a place at their first choice secondary school.
The authority says the figure is likely to be higher once an appeals process has taken place.
More than 8,000 pupils will be starting at secondary school in September.
Quote Message: It is good to see so many families receiving offers at their first preference school again and this figure is likely to be even higher by September." from Patricia Bradwell Lincolnshire County Council executive member for children's services