Middle School Admissions and Information

The middle school admissions process aims to provide students with the opportunity to choose a middle school that suits their interests and needs. All students are encouraged to submit an application indicating their middle school preferences. Students are eligible to apply to middle school in the district where they are zoned for middle school, and, when different, the district where they attend elementary school. There are also borough-wide and citywide options. Please consult the middle school directories (links below) for district-specific information and to find out more about your options. The middle school admissions timeline is the same regardless of your district.

Middle School Admissions Update
The 2013-2014 middle school process calendar is available here. Check this website for updates.
Middle School Directories

The 2012-2013 Middle School Directories (for students entering middle school in September 2014) and translations are available here.

The Directories provide detailed information about the middle school admissions process, program options, admissions priorities, and selection criteria.

About Middle School Admissions

  • Download the middle school admissions overview to learn more about middle school admissions. Translations are available here.
  • Visit the glossary to learn more about middle school admissions.
  • Check out the Calendar and Events page to plan ahead for the upcoming enrollment period.
  • Stay informed! Subscribe to the middle school mailing list to receive updates about upcoming deadlines and events.

Students with Disabilities
For more information about special education services, visit the Special Education page

Middle School Choice Calendar 2013-2014

Dates Activity
October 2013* Directories Distributed to Families
October 2013* Request for Testing (RFT) Forms for District 24 OLSAT Testing and District 21 & Mark Twain Talent Test Programs Distributed to Families by Elementary Schools
October – December 2013 Open House Events at Middle Schools
October 8-17, 2013 District Middle School Fairs
October 16, 2013* Deadline for Families to Return Request for Testing for:

November 2013 Middle School Applications Distributed to Families
December 7 – 15, 2013* District 24 Middle School OLSAT Testing (December 7,8,14 & 15)
December 2013 Deadline for Families to Return Middle School Applications in All Districts
December 2013 – February, 2014 Student Interviews and Testing at Selected Middle Schools
January 11, 2014 – February 9, 2014 District 21/Mark Twain Middle School Talent Testing (January 11, 12, 25, 26, and February 1, 2, 8 & 9)
February 2014 New Middle Schools Packets Distributed to Families
March 2014 New Middle Schools Application Deadline
May 2014 Decision Letter Distributed to Families
June 2014* Appeal Decision Letters Distributed to Families

*Dates are subject to change. Please continue to check this website for updates.