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Metropolitan High School (The)

Public | 9-12 | 324 students

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Posted June 27, 2011

I go to Metropolitan High School. I'm a freshman and I think the school its great because u learn a lot and the teachers help you a lot and really cared about you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2010

My son transfered to The Metropolitan after getting involved with the wrong crowd at another school. The school worked with me to get him back on track and help him recover from his experiance. He is now an A student and talks all the time about how glad he is that he got a second chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

Ithink metropolitan is a good school the attitudes that the staff have need 2 improve but overral they are very good and have great deal of learning and the teachers really care 4 dthe students and there education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

I go to metropolitan highschool and its a very good school. Parents shouldnt feel that there child is in trouble in that school. Because its a very responsible and good school. I love it.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

its a terrible school! such a waste of tax dollars. give money to upstate school!


Posted May 16, 2008

I think that this is a very good school. It has a really good education and the teachers work hard on preparing you to graduate and go to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

This school works very hard at teaching kids to behave civilized to one another and their elders. They focus on teaching the kids self respect by having the students take pride in their uniforms. By focusing on little things like being tucked in and prepared for class, the students never have a chance to rebel in more serious ways. My son has learned to be more respectful to me since joining this school, and he now wants to go to college. He was never interested before, and now he is. He is actually excited to take the college prep class. These teachers work very hard and call me when ever there is a problem. I wish I could transfer my daughter to this school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Metropolitan High School is average. I wish there were more specialized programs for the students. In my opinion, the staff places too much emphasis on school uniform shoes. Offering college prep courses would be a tremendous plus as well as give the students incentive to want to do well and reach goals. Overall the school could make some improvements in some areas.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
10%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
67%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students30%
Female9%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant30%

Chemistry

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Female24%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population37%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%

English

All Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
General population70%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Geometry

All Students31%
Female25%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%

Global History and Geography

All Students35%
Female34%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities24%
General population39%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%

Integrated Algebra

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities32%
General population67%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Living Environment

All Students47%
Female33%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students59%
Female63%
Male57%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities18%
General population67%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 73% 23%
Black 1 24% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 294%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation CUNY 2 or 4 year Colleges
SUNY 2 or 4 year Colleges
Private Colleges in Tri State
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 13%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 4%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Grade A on Progress report (2011)
  • Grade A on Progress report (2010)
  • Grade A on Progress report (2009)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • New York Cares (2011)
  • City Harvest (2011)
  • NYC Service (2011)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 322 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8027%
Students21871%
Teachers2489%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. CARLA THEODOROU
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • ariley2@schools.nyc.gov
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Humanities
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX11, BX17, BX19, BX21, BX27, BX35, BX4, BX5, BX6. Subways - 2, 5 to Simpson St
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • School Leadership team
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CUNY 2 or 4 year Colleges
SUNY 2 or 4 year Colleges
Private Colleges in Tri State
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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1180 Rev J A Polite Ave
Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: (718) 991-4634

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