Only 7 Black Students Got Into Stuyvesant High This Year

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Admission to the city's most exclusive specialized high schools skews white (26 percent) and Asian (53 percent), as usual, while black and Latino students, who make up 70 percent of NYC public schools, were offered just 12 percent of the freshman spots based on single test. At Stuy, offers to black teenagers dropped two, from 9 to 7, with Latinos down to 21 from 24. "These schools are the jewels in the crown for our public school system," said Mayor de Blasio. "This is a city blessed with such diversity. Our schools, especially our particularly exceptional schools, need to reflect that diversity."