SHSAT Cutoff Scores 2012 through 2023

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What are the cutoff scores for the Specialized High Schools?

Offers to the testing Specialized High Schools are made in descending order of SHSAT score, combined with each student’s preferences listed on their SHSAT registration. Here’s how that works:

The student with the highest SHSAT score receives an offer to their first choice school. The student with the next highest SHSAT score receives an offer to their first choice school. This continues student by student in downward score order until a student’s first-choice school does not have any remaining seats. That student is then considered for their second-choice school. If there are remaining seats at the second-choice school, that student receives an offer there. If the second-choice school has no remaining seats, that student is considered for their third-choice school, and so on. This continues until all seats at all Specialized High Schools have been filled.

If a student doesn’t get an offer to their first-choice school, it is because all seats at that school have been filled by students with higher SHSAT scores. Similarly, if a student gets an offer to a non-first choice school, it is because all seats at schools they listed higher have been filled by students with higher SHSAT scores (e.g., if a student gets an offer to their fourth-choice school, then seats at their first to third-choice schools are filled with higher scoring students.)

If a student doesn’t get any offer to a testing Specialized High School, it is because all seats at all the schools they listed on their SHSAT registration are filled by students with higher SHSAT scores. Students are not considered for offers to schools that are not listed on their SHSAT registration.

The SHSAT is the only criteria used to admit students to the eight testing Specialized High Schools; no other criteria are used.

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Specialized High SchoolEst. Raw ScoreCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoffCutoff
Stuyvesant High School84%563560566557559555552555559562562
High School For Mathematics, Science And Engineering At City College (HSMSE)79%532515523519516504513503512498495
Staten Island Technical High School77%527525551*527519515508508506503499
The Bronx High School of Science77%524517532525518512511510517513512
Queens High School For The Sciences At York College76%523481535514511507516505n/a500n/a
High School Of American Studies At Lehman College75%516488520524516516506503506501502
Brooklyn Technical High School72%506492507498493486482483486483482
The Brooklyn Latin School70%497481498488482479477477480471472

The table above shows the lowest qualifying score that resulted in an offer to each testing Specialized High School from 2012 to 2022. This means that any student with a SHSAT score lower than one listed on the table did not get an offer to that school. The lowest score to result in an offer changes each year based on that SHSAT scores and preferences of the pool of testers for that specific SHSAT administration.

*This outlier is the result of incomplete crowdsourced data.

Specialized High School Cutoff Scores 2012-2022

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Stuyvesant in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for Stuyvesant in 2023 will likely be between 563-569. The cutoff score for Stuyvesant in 2022 was 563. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 756 students (2.73%) were offered admission to Stuyvesant High School.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into HSMSE in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for HSMSE in 2023 will likely be between 527-536. The cutoff score for HSMSE in 2022 was 532. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 152 students (0.55%) were offered admission to HSMSE.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Staten Island Tech in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for Staten Island Tech in 2023 will likely be between 524-530. The cutoff score for Staten Island Tech in 2022 was 527. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 286 students (1.03%) were offered admission to Staten Island Tech.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Bronx Science in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for Bronx Science in 2023 will likely be between 522-532. The cutoff score for Bronx Science in 2022 was 524. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 722 students (2.61%) were offered admission to Bronx Science.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Queens High School For The Sciences At York College in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for QHSS in 2023 will likely be between 518-530. The cutoff score for QHSS in 2022 was 523. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 121 students (0.44%) were offered admission to QHSS.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into High School Of American Studies At Lehman College in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for HSAS-Lehman in 2023 will likely be between 515-525. The cutoff score for HSAS-Lehman in 2022 was 516. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 131 students (0.47%) were offered admission to HSAS-Lehman.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Brooklyn Tech in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for Brooklyn Tech in 2023 will likely be between 499-509. The cutoff score for Brooklyn Tech in 2022 was 506. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 1,498 students (5.41%) were offered admission to Brooklyn Tech.

What score do you need on the SHSAT to get into Brooklyn Latin in 2023?

Based on historical trends, the cutoff score for Brooklyn Latin in 2023 will likely be between 493-503. The cutoff score for Brooklyn Latin in 2022 was 497. Out of the 27,669 students who took the SHSAT for 2022 Admissions, 387 students (1.40%) were offered admission to Brooklyn Tech.

Is 600 a good SHSAT score?

600 is an excellent SHSAT score that would guarantee admission to any of the Specialized High Schools.

What is a perfect SHSAT score?

The maximum score on each section is usually around 350 and the maximum composite score is usually around 700; however, the actual maximum and minimum scores change from year to year.

What is the minimum score to pass the SHSAT?

There is no single passing score on the SHSAT. Read more about each high school’s cutoff score at the top of this page.