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Thousands of sixth graders take Hunter College High School entrance exam

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 09:06:49-05

NEW YORK — More than 2,200 sixth-grade students and their families from across New York City lined up Friday morning to take the Hunter College High School entrance exam competing for a limited amount of spots into the prestigious school.

About 10% of the students taking the exam will be accepted into the Class of 2026.

Students and their parents speak with PIX11 ahead of taking the exam for this once-a-year opportunity.

Hunter College High School is considered one of the country's oldest and best known schools for gifted students, and consistently ranks as one of the top public high schools in the nation.

The exam is open only to students who are New York City residents who pre-qualified to take the entrance exam by ranking at the top end on fifth grade state-wide tests.