Selection Criteria for  Park East High School

School code: M17J
Screened, as per Department of Education match process for screened schools. 
Please note that there is no written assessment, interview, or audition given for admissions.

For Fall 2024 admissions, screened programs admit the top-performing applicants from across each middle school and citywide. Students will be admitted to screened programs in group order, starting with students in group one.
Students fall into a screened admissions groups based on the average of their final seventh-grade core course grades (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies). This average must fall into the top percentage of students citywide or at a student’s school in order to fall within a certain admissions group.
To learn what average grades are needed to fall into a group at your child’s NYC public school, please contact your current school . These are the average grades needed to fall into the different groups citywide for the Fall 2024 admission process:

To fall into the top % of applicants citywide… An applicant needs average core course grades of at least:

Top 15% (Group 1)


Top 30% (Group 2)


Top 50% (Group 3)


Top 70% (Group 4)


Students with an average lower than a 90 will not fall into Group 1, even if they are in the top 15% of their DOE public school. This will be the case for students with an average lower than an 80 for group 2, lower than a 75 for group 3, and lower than 65 for group 4.
Applicants from charter schools are eligible for an admissions group based on the city-wide averages and their school averages if their school provides the DOE with grades for all students at that charter school. Applicants from non-DOE or other charter schools are eligible for an admissions group only by meeting the citywide average.
If there are more applicants in group one than available seats, students from group one will be randomly selected for seats using the random number linked to each applicant’s application. If all students in group one can be accommodated at a school, students in group two will be considered next; if there are more applicants in group two than remaining available seats, then students in group two will be randomly selected for available seats. This will continue with subsequent groups until all seats are filled.
When the HS application opens, students will be able to see which screened admissions group they are in on their MySchools profile. On the dashboard, click on “Edit profile” just above your child’s name. Scroll down to see the screened admissions group.