63,000 New York City families received Kindergarten placement offers on Tuesday to learn where their child will go to school next year.
About 71% landed at their top-ranked school, and 85% were admitted to one of their top three choices, according to the NYC Department of Education. Gifted and Talented program results will be released separately at a later date.
A small number of students were placed on waitlists for their zoned school. There were 205 students at 23 zoned schools who were not admitted. That represents a steady decline since 2016, when more than 1,000 children were waitlisted at over 65 schools.
Children are automatically placed on waitlists for any schools they had ranked higher on their application but did not get into. Every kindergartener is guaranteed a seat at a city school, and there is often movement on waitlists over the summer.
Getting registered usually means visiting the school and presenting documents. But with campuses closed due to the coronavirus, superintendents and schools are still working on guidance for what registration will look like. Schools will reach out directly to families with more information, spokesperson Katie O’Hanlon wrote in an emailed statement.
“We’re exploring options to give families greater flexibility and choice in registering their child,” she said.
Families can begin accepting their offers by logging into the city’s MySchools online portal or emailing ESenrollment@schools.nyc.gov.