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High School for Arts and Business

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Posted October 23, 2013

I am happy to see a principal so dedicated to helping students be the best they can be. The staff are very warm and passionate about their work and that's what makes a great environment for learning. However, the students have to do their part by wanting to succeed because the teachers can do but so much. One change that I would like to see is more dedication to reading as this is where students also gain knowledge to other pertinent information not taught during class. I often ask my child to read but if the school instill this criteria it will force students to as well. Overall great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2012

I graduated from Arts and Business in 2009 and I am currently attending Hunter College. During high school I took many advanced placement courses which are highly offered to the students and was also accepted to a prestigious academic program called "Minds Matter." My high school experience was not a bad one, but I definitely felt cheated from a better education, and it's not the teachers faults or the schools fault entirely. Mostly it's the educational system's fault. When I got into college and was really exposed to more things, and noticed that so many of my peers knew about so many things that I wasn't taught simply because my high school was poor in comparison to theirs, I felt cheated. If I had a child I would not send them to this school simply because I would want the very best for them, and this school unfortunately is not funded enough to provide the best quality education for their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2012

We are extremely satisfied and happy to find such a welcoming and caring environment in a NYC school. From the teachers to the principal they are all involved in your education and implement strategies for you to excel and succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

This school opened up a lot of opportunities while I was studying at HSAB. Internships, Community Service, Advanced Placed courses and many more. Also I met a lot of great people in this school both students and faculty members. The teachers are wonderful, they really push students to do well in classes and to reach above and beyond what they are capable of. The faculty really cares about the students are always looking out for them. The resources in this school is also amazing. We had Smart Boards which made learning easier and enjoyable for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2011

The school is so small that it was easier for me to get opportunities that are greatly benifittng me now! Advanced Placement courses, College Courses, Internship opportunities etc. I like the fact that we are all like a big family. Everyone in the building knows each other very well, and I feel that it makes the school more welcoming and the teachers can focus on the students more this way!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

ello im a student in h.s.a.b i love this high school becouse the ppl in this school are graet they r really nice!!!if yuh ppl want to have the coolest gym teacher she is miss diangio!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

I graduated from this high school in the spring 2007. I highly recommend any student graduating from Jr High to go here. Professors/Faculty are great and really passionate about teaching. They say if you love the job you have you'll never have to work a day in your life, and these teachers definately signify that quote. It might be a small school but it gives you the opportunity for much greater learning experience and also because its a small school you are more likely to build wonderful relaltionships with all the faculty. I started off as a mediocre student in this school than thanks to the help of certaing teachers i turned out to be an honors student and i now attend a state university. Real Great learning experience
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I like this school is very fun there are nice kids in this school nice programs for kids to join in and learn


Posted May 29, 2008

Considering the enviornment, this school is outstanding. Asst. Principal is a great guy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

im a current student at arts and business & i have to say its great im at my sophomore year & i couldnt be more satified. Great learning enviornment and collgde bound programs extra help tutoring just very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I went to this school and graduated in 2003. the school is a great school, great atmosphere and a great teaching enviroment. Since it was a small school, its easier for the teachers to sit down with the students one on one for a better learning experience.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%
Earth Science

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%
Global History and Geography

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
74%
Integrated Algebra

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

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
50%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

109 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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male20%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant19%

Chemistry

All Students23%
Female18%
Male31%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population26%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant23%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Female26%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities14%
General population30%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

English

All Students62%
Female70%
Male52%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities35%
General population67%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Geometry

All Students24%
Female24%
Male25%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population26%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Global History and Geography

All Students95%
Female95%
Male97%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities96%
General population95%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
General population66%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities35%
General population63%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Physics

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learners95%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 1 79% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 9% 9%
Black 2 9% 19%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 213%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 188%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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 933 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

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

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents23629%
Students65278%
Teachers45100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. ANA R. ZAMBRANO-BURAKOV

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Business
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q23, Q38, Q58, Q88. Subways - 7 to 103rd St ; M, R to 63rd Drive
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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