Bronx eighth-graders learn what high school they'll be attending in the fall

Eighth-graders in the Bronx and citywide learned what high school they will be attending come the fall after the Department of Education released the information Wednesday night.

For the first time, public school students had to apply for the high school of their choice. They had to list 12 schools they would like to attend in order of importance. About one-third of the students received their top choice, while about 80 percent got one of the schools on their list. However, some 14,000 students did not receive a school at all and will probably not find out where they will go until sometime over the summer.

Some parents and students were upset about not getting their top choice, but overall Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says the system was a success.

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