Middle schools come in all shapes and sizes: some are small in size with fewer than 400 students; others are larger with as many as 1,200 students. Some schools are housed in larger school buildings and are one of several programs which can include elementary schools, other middle schools, and high schools.
Middle schools typically house and enroll students in 6-8th grade only. A handful of schools enroll students in 6-12th grade, and one school on the Upper West Side offers a successful program educating students in 5th to 8th grade.
Middle School applicants may be eligible to apply to a wider range of middle school options both within their district and outside of their district.
NYC bus and metro cards may be available for students as they travel to and from school. Availability is dependent upon the distance between their home and school. For more information, see the Department of Education website.