The district

The New Haven, CT school district

NHPS is an urban school district with about 20,000 students

  • NHPS has conducted centralized school choice since the 1990s
    1. Students who participate submit ranked lists of schools to the district
    2. NHPS takes the rankings and assigns students to schools using a centralized school choice mechanism
    3. The mechanism NHPS uses rewards informed strategic play
    4. In other words: when you are submitting your application, it helps to know how the mechanism works and what other people are writing down.
  • The district conducts extensive outreach to familiarize students with the choice process.
    1. Choice fairs
    2. Open houses  and visit days
    3. Multilingual application materials
    4. … more