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DOE Releases High School Admission Stats

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A much anticipated letter is on its way to some 78,000 kids who are entering high school in the fall.

The Department of Education released statistics Thursday on the number of 8th graders who applied for entrance to city public high schools.

Overall, 78,747 students participated in this year’s process and 83 percent were admitted to one of their top five choices.

Seventy-three percent of applicants received one of their top three choices and nearly half received their first choice.

In all, 90 percent of applicants were matched with one of their choices.

"What's wonderful is that parents have options and choices. We admit that it's complicated, but we will get through the process and every child will find a school, and they'll be happy in that school," said Schools Chancellor Cathie Black.

Baruch College Campus High School had the most applicants, closely followed by Eleanor Roosevelt High.

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