Some of New York's public middle schools are stellar, but few children of color are able to take advantage of those educational opportunities. For example, according to the Daily News, only 17 percent of the 569 students at Manhattan's Anderson School for gifted children are of color. 

The revelation comes on the heels of an NAACP complaint filed last month over racial disparities at elite city high schools, such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. They have just a tiny percentage of black and Latino students …

Across the city, the vast majority of middle school students — just over 70% — are black or Latino.

But when The News looked at high-performing nonzoned middle schools, meaning magnet programs that draw kids from throughout the city, a borough or a school district, black and Latino kids were in the minority.

At the 10 nonzoned schools whose kids produced the city's highest scores, just one in four students are black or Latino, according to city data.


Read more at the Daily News.


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