Can average kids get into CPS? (59% of the class 2016 are national merit recognized!!)
We are starting to look at the SF/East Bay private high schools for our middle school son. Anyway, we came across College Prep's website and noticed the incredibly high number of students who are national merit recognized. Is it even possible to have this many (53 out of 90!!) in ONE class?! Wow! Now, this must mean that in the application process, CPS probably put a significant emphasis on the applicants' ISEE/SSAT scores, in order to get this kind of result. I read somewhere on this forum that CPS is looking for applicants with scores that are north of 85% tile. Is this still true? Sounds like the scores need to be at least 95% to get this kind result.
Finally, are there any average kids at CPS? Or, is it possible to get an average kid into CPS?