NYC High School Admissions Letters Go Out to Students

Friday, March 2, 2012

Statistics on the city’s high school admissions process were released on Wednesday, but Thursday is the day many eighth graders will learn — from letters home, from guidance counselors, from calls from their parents — which school, if any, opened its doors to them.

Fernanda Santos reports in The Times that the number of black and Latino students admitted to Stuyvesant High School and other elite New York City high schools rose to 730 this year, a 14 percent increase over last year.

Admittance is based on a single test, which students take as eighth graders, but many being preparing for years in advance.

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