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What is the SHSAT?

The SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test) is a test used to determine admission into the Specialized High Schools in New York City.

Who takes the SHSAT?

The test is taken by 8th grade students who plan on applying to one of the Specialized High Schools in New York City. 9th grade students who would like to transfer to one of the Specialized High School tests are also required to take the SHSAT.

Which high schools require the SHSAT?

All of the Specialized High Schools in New York City, except for Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, require the SHSAT for admission.

When is the SHSAT given?

The SHSAT is generally given in late October or early November.

What is on the SHSAT?

The majority of the SHSAT is math and reading comprehension. Math accounts for 50% of the test. Reading comprehension accounts for 30% of the test. Logical reasoning and scrambled paragraphs together account for the remaining 20% of the test. For a more in-depth look at the topics covered on the SHSAT click here.

Where is the SHSAT given?

The test location the student reports to is determined by the location of their current school, as shown in the table below.

Current School Location Testing Site Address
Manhattan Stuyvesant High School 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282-1099
Bronx Bronx High School of Science 75 West 205th Street, Bronx, NY 10468
Brooklyn Districts
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 32
Brooklyn Technical High School 29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Queens Districts
24, 25, 26, 28, 30
Long Island City High School 14-30 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106-3402
Queens Districts 27, 29
Brooklyn District 19
John Adams High School 101-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY 11417
Staten Island Staten Island Technical High School 485 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY 10306