We just read an update from Joyce Szuflita’ website, http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/blog/.
She broke down the recent scores of students that applied for admissions to NYC Public school’s Gifted and Talented program:
Applying for K in 2012:
Total students tested: 14,249
District eligible (scored at 90-96) 2,256
Citywide eligible (scored 97 or above) 2,656
Applying for First Grade in 2012:
Total students tested: 10,803
Distict eligible (scored at 90-96) 1,486
Citywide eligible (scored 97 or above) 875
Last year Gotham Schools reported these numbers:
Applying for K:
Total students tested: 14,040
Eligible (scored at 90 or above) 4,000
Citywide eligible (scored 97 and above) 1,803
Applying for First Grade:
Total students tested: 10,552
Eligible (scored at 90 or above) 1,877
Citywide eligible (scored 97 or above) 504
What does that mean for Citywide applications?
18 percent of Kindergarten students that tested qualified for a Citywide program.
There are 381 Kindergarten Citywide seats that the 2656 qualifying Citywide students will be vying for. With these numbers, it is likely that only those students with scores of 99 will be accepted at Citywide schools this year. More so, a 99 will not guarantee a spot. Students scoring 99 that have ranked a Citywide school on their placement list will have around a 25-30 percent chance of being placed within one of these coveted seats.
Learn more about the placement process at one our free upcoming conference calls.