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Gramercy Arts High School

Public | 9-12 | 494 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 3, 2013

Cons: Schools with other schools in one building Metal Detector Pros: Can make friends easily within a week or two. Classes are easy and simple to follow Teachers are helpful like tutors
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2013

This is a horrible school i swear it has been a horrible experience i am a freshman music major at this school and this school has very rude teachers, an annoying dean, and boring and uneducational classes. not to mention that it is very dirty and almost every part of it smells like sewage. i would advise you not to go to this school. i cannot stress that enough
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2012

although this high school is not very well known my daughter and i love the school very much!!! my daughter sometimes complains to me how there are not lot of boys and how they need to repaint the bathroom but thats it!!! no other complaints whatsoever. ive seen the shows at gahs and although its not as spectaular with all the glitz and glam the students are quite talented. i will say though that some students should stick to their major
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2011

this school is absolutley incredible!!! i am a freshman drama major and i love it!!! its just like any other preforming arts school and it is honestly one of a kind...the begining of the year was tough for me and i wanted to change school but around november i really started to warm up to this school when i had my first preformence in frot of the 10th grade drama class and they absolutley loved me...i would deffinetly reccomend this school if you like a quaint small enviornment. Teacher wise... everybody is amazing... although i am currently having an issue in math i am resolving it with tutoring that happens every wends and thursday every week. The teachers grade very fairly and it is easy to pass. All you have to do is pay attention, do your work and participate. Bottom line this school is awesome :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2011

My daugther love this school. She is happy and wants to go to school. When a kid wants to go to school the school must been doing something right. Her grades are above average she is only a freshman and has made honors and is on the avid program. Keep up the good work Gramercy Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

this is a great school with a friendly environment for the arts.it is in a good location by union square close to subway.the school has cameras and security.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
11%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
29%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%
Global History and Geography

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%
Integrated Algebra

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male27%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female88%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Earth Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities30%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

English

All Students75%
Female77%
Male65%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities27%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Geometry

All Students57%
Female55%
Male61%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Global History and Geography

All Students76%
Female78%
Male69%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities52%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students68%
Female71%
Male60%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Living Environment

All Students64%
Female61%
Male74%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities42%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students71%
Female72%
Male68%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 "B" 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
Black 2 45% 19%
Hispanic 2 45% 23%
White 2 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
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 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

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 23%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)
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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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 857 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents35170%
Students47895%
Teachers2882%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. DENISE DICARLO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Humanities
  • Performing arts
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M1, M101, M103, M14AD, M15, M2, M23, M3, M34A-SBS, M5, M8, M9. Subways - 1, 2, 3, F, M to 14th St; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square; L to 3rd Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Phone: (212) 253-7076

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