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What Role do Middle Schools Play in Deciding Who Gets Into NYC’s Elite High Schools?

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This article was reposted from City Limits, an independent online news source.

Adi Talwar

The Christa McAuliffe School in Brooklyn, where more than 80 percent of SHSAT takers received admissions offers this year.

By at least one measure, IS 187 (The Christa McAuliffe School) in Brooklyn holds the honor of being the best middle school in New York City. In 2017, 82 percent of its students who took the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) got a coveted slot in one of the eight academically demanding schools that

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