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2,500 New York City Sixth Graders To Take Highly Competitive Hunter College High School Entrance Exam



A recent Worth magazine survey listed Hunter College High School as the No. 1 public high school in the nation feeding students to Ivy League schools.
In addition, 57 of its 180 graduates from the class of 2002 are now at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Brown and Dartmouth; three students are at Stanford University and four at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The class of 2002 featured 56 National Merit Finalists with 26 receiving National Merit Scholarships. Hunter College High School is a combination of junior and senior high school with an enrollment of about 1,200 students.
The Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS) also includes an elementary school (nursery through grade 6), with an enrollment of about 360 students. The Campus Schools serve as coeducational laboratory schools, organized as research and demonstration centers for students who exhibit superior cognitive ability.

On Friday morning, January 10, about 2,500 students will take the Hunter College High School entrance exam for the opportunity to get the best public high school education in New York City. The students come from the five boroughs to take this very competitive test for 250 openings in September. Hunter High School is the No. 1 public school feeder in the nation to Ivy League colleges. The school is administered by Hunter College and chartered by the board of trustees of the City University of New York.


1,100 students from Queens will take the exam at Hunter College West Building, southwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Ave.
550 students from Brooklyn will take the exam at Hunter College North Building, 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
875 students from Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island will take the exam at Hunter College High School, 71 East 94th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues.
Students are required to be at their locations by 8:30 a.m. The three-hour test is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The best time for media to come will be 7:30 a.m. to Hunter College. The students begin lining up outside starting at 7:30 a.m. and will be allowed into the buildings by 8 a.m.

Students take the entrance examination in the sixth grade. To be eligible for the exam, students must be New York City residents. Public school students must have 2002 fifth grade scale scores in Total Reading at or above 700 and in Total Mathematics at or above 690. Students from private and parochial schools must have 2002 fifth grade scores at or above the 89th percentile in Total Reading and at or above the 86th percentile in Total Math (national rankings).

-HC- press release

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