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Finding Middle Schools

Middle school is set up as a system of choice. We’re expected to research options, visit schools, compare deciding factors and fill out an application form with our choices in rank order. All within a few weeks.

So why can’t school information be easier to find? For starters, I’d like a map with markers of each school that my child is eligible for. Ideally, admissions criteria would be transparent. It’d be great to know if essays or auditions or non-English language skills are expected and and what chance my child might have in getting a seat.

Here’s a list of options for 5th graders currently enrolled in District1, according to the 2019 DOE directory. Please let us know if there is additional school information you’d like to see. We are updating this map.