In most areas around the United States, you simply attend the public high school which is closest to where you live. In a densely packed New York City however, this type of system would lead to a lack of diversity as the schools would be attended by only the hyper-local neighborhood's constituents. In this video from the New York City Department of Education, learn how crazy our process is of determining which middle and high school our kids will attend within the five boroughs.
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