NYC parents fuming over HS placements under revamped admission system that deemphasizes grades

Getting into high school felt a lot like losing the lottery this year.

Many high-performing New York City students and their parents were devastated and outraged after receiving high school admission letters Wednesday night — blasting the revamped system that no longer puts a premium on good grades.

“I feel like the [Department of Education] betrayed my daughter and every kid that’s in this position,” said Greg Melli-Jones, who lives in Battery Park.

Melli-Jones’ daughter Mia was placed at Richard R. Green High School for Teaching — a school they’d never heard of before — after failing to get into any of her 12 choices.

Now, the

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