They don’t want no education — especially if it’s at August Martin HS in Queens.
The troubled Springfield Gardens school is the least popular in the entire city, Department of Education statistics show.
Under New York’s open-enrollment system, all middle-schoolers apply to attend the high school of their choice. For academic powerhouses like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, the number of students who want to get in far exceeds the number of seats.
But so few asked to be placed in August Martin that it still has room to accept 774 students, DOE records revealed.
That number exceeds the 445 freshman seats August Martin normally has, since the DOE expects even students who pick the school in the second round to drop out or go somewhere else.
The DOE refused to say how many students have been assigned to the school for the fall so far.
It raises the question why August Martin is still in business, considering it had a dismal 39 percent graduation rate in 2013 and got an “F” in student performance and progress.
The school also has a reputation for violence. Students committed at least 72 offenses in the 2011-2012 school year, including eight assaults, two sex offenses and 19 instances of intimidation, state records show.