Families work with the High School Placement Director to finalize their list of best-fit high schools to which they will apply. Below is a list of Public High School options curated by the High School Placement Director. This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it intended to be exclusive of any public high schools. We  encourage families to consider the public schools on this list based on the following criteria:

Public School Criteria

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Four Year Graduation Rate

    We recommend considering schools with four-year graduation rates of 80 percent or above, as this metric is a good indicator of stronger college preparatory academic curricula.
  • College Enrollment Rate

    We recommend considering schools with college enrollment rates of 75 percent or above, as this metric is a good indicator of stronger college preparatory academic curricula and college guidance program. Nevertheless, there are many high schools with slightly lower college enrollment rates that should be considered
  • Academic and Safety Statistics

    InsideSchools is a wonderful and free resource available to families that provides assessments of individual public schools in New York City.
  • Diverse Extracurricular Programs and Activities

    MySchools, school websites, and InsideSchools are free resources available to families that shed light on the extracurricular athletic, academic, and arts opportunities available at each NYC Public High School that can help a family determine a best-fit high school environment for their rising 9th grader.
  • Distance from Students Home

    For admissions to ninth grade for the Fall of 2022, the NYC Department of Education has discontinued geographical priority groups. For the Fall of 2022 admissions cycle, any family in any borough may apply to any schools outside of their geographical priority groups. Please consider schools in other boroughs that are within about an hour of travel time by mass transportation.
  • Academic Culture, College Readiness, and Career Exploration

    MySchools, school websites, and InsideSchools are free resources available to families that provide assessments that can help a family determine a best-fit high school environment for their rising 9th grader.

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