NYC Middle School and High School Admissions Surveys

Students have been refusing the tests in New York City, in growing numbers, for upwards of 7 years now. Contrary to common wisdom, they have received offers to a variety of the city’s middle and high schools, including its most sought after. (This is true even for students who refused the tests in 4th or 7th grade.)

In recent years, parent volunteers have surveyed a sampling of city middle and high schools to find out how those schools address applicants who lack state test scores (for any reason). Use the buttons below to see the results of the 2019 surveys.

There are a lot of middle and high schools in NYC! These surveys are far from complete. If you would like to add more information about schools in your district, we welcome your help. Contact us to share your findings.

For more about how to opt out and admissions, see our FAQ.