Insideschools. org, Insideschools.org is and Independent Guide to NYC's Public Schools available on desktop and mobile.
The information provided above is right on point. It doesn't hurt to apply, but be sure to broaden your options since the amount of seats are limited. The new search engine on www.Insideschools.org allows you to search by 7th grade gpa. There is also InsideStats data that help figure what's a good fit for your child based on your priorities.