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District 3 Meet the Middle Schools Night

January 13th, 2021

Below you will find links to all of our middle schools' websites and known open house dates. If there is no open house date listed please visit the school's webpage for information. At the bottom of the page are FAQs about our admission process for the 2021-2022 school year. 

MS 54

Open House: Thurs, 1/28/21 @ 6:30

PS 76

Open House: Check Website 

PS 180

Open House: Coming in January 19th at 12PM, January 21st at 9:30AM, and January 26th at 5PM.

PS 149  

Open House : Check Website 

PS 191 

Open House: Check Website 

The Computer School - 245

Open House: Check Website 

Mott Hall 2 - 862

Open House: Check Website 

The Center School - 243

Open House: Check Website

West Prep - 421

Open House: Check Website 

Dual Language School - 247

Open Houses: 1/6/21@5:00, 1/13/21@10:00am, 1/20/21@5:00,1/21/21@10:00 Pre-recorded presentation.

The Lafayette Academy - 256

Open House: Check Website 

West Side Collaborative - 250

Open Houses: Wed, 1/6/21@9:00, Wed 1/13/21@9:00, 1/28/21@6:00

Community Action - 258

Open Houses: Friday January 22nd at 10 am, Tuesday January 26th at 4pm, Miercoles, 27 de Enero a 4pm en Espanol

West End Secondary - 291

Open Houses: Check Website 

Manhattan School for Children - 333

Open Houses: Thurs 1/7/21@9:00, Thurs 1/14/21@9:00

The Anderson School - 334

Open House: Check Website 

Frederick Douglass Academy II  - 860

Open Houses: Thurs, 1/14/21@6:00-6:45, Thurs 1/21/21@6:00-6:45

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts - 415

Open House: Check Website 

Special Music School 859

Open House: Check Website 


Below are the primary questions we have received so far.


  1. How does the lottery work?                                                                                            District 3 families will have the same school choices as in past years, and families will continue to rank up to 12 programs in their true order of preference. In the matching process, the schools each family has listed and the order in which they are listed will continue to drive admissions outcomes. In this admissions cycle, screened schools will transition to an open admissions method. This means that if there are more students than available seats, applicants will be randomly selected for seats.

  2. How do the D3 diversity priorities impact this admission cycle without available academic data does the 10 & 15% priority group for FRL apply?                        This year, the D3 diversity priority will operate as a priority for 25% of seats for students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (FRL). All families – FRL and non-FRL – should fill out their applications in their true order of preference.

  3. How do priority groups for Students with Disabilities apply?                                                There is no change to how seats for students for disabilities are being done. Seats will be set aside at the district percentage for students who are eligible.

  4. Will there be a sibling policy?                                                                                                There has not been a sibling priority in place at the middle school level, and there will not be a sibling priority in place this admissions cycle.

  5. Appeal process: what will that look like?                                                                                Like last year, there will be a waitlist process and no appeals round. The waitlist process will operate the same way it did last year, and more information will be available at that time.   

  6. Will the DOE be prioritizing placing students in the middle school closest to their home address? Will geographic proximity apply to students who end up with a "Forced match"?                                                                                                                                  There are no zoned middle schools in District 3, so students do not have a priority to middle schools based on their home address.  

  7. Are there any internal assessments applied?                                                                        There are no internal assessments this year.

  8. Can you confirm the application due date?                                                                           The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 23rd.

  9. Does the lottery apply to Center School?                                                                            Yes, the Center School will transition to an open admissions method.  

  10. Will Center School consider letting kids in for 6th grade?                                                The Center School will continue to only admit students into grade 5 during the admission process.