New York City offers more middle school options than any other school district in the country. As students prepare to graduate from elementary school, it will be important to research these different options.
Some students can enroll in zoned middle schools. The zoned school is determined by your home address. To find out if there is a zoned school in your neighborhood, use our new School Search tool .
Middle School Choice
Many school districts participate in middle school choice. Students must submit an application to schools that participate in middle school choice. To view details about district middle school choice programs, visit our
page. Specialized High Schools Institute The Specialized High Schools Institute (SHSI) is an extracurricular program that prepares middle school students for the academic challenges of high school and to compete more effectively when taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). To view more information, please visit the SHSI page. Special Education Services A key goal of the New York City Department of Education is the achievement of high levels of performance for all students, including those with disabilities. Middle schools offer an array of special education services to support students which are detailed in the district directories.