Handful of NYC middle schools to base admissions on course grades from 4th grade

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Friday, October 28, 2022
59 NYC middle schools to bring back the selective screening process
Of all the middle schools in NYC, 59 will implement a selective screening process for next year's 6th graders.

In just a few months, NYC families with fifth graders will have to decide where their students will begin middle school.

Only 59 schools are choosing to bring back some sort of selective screening for next year's sixth graders.

Admissions will be based on course grades in 4th grade, not test scores.

196 schools used screening for the 2020-2021 school year, but selective admissions were put on pause for two years because of the pandemic.

Schools Chancellor David Banks left the decision of whether to reinstate the screening process up to each district's superintendent.

Visit the NYC Department of Education's website to learn more about middle school enrollment and applications.

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