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Manhattan Village Academy

Public | 9-12 | 429 students

 

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Posted September 30, 2013

We just started and feel good about our choice for high school. My son went to another "good" school (hard to get into and was just at the cut off of the gpa required) and because they were focused on the top of the class he floundered and was stressed and ended up with not so good gpa for college and received little support. It seems that MVA actually "teaches" imagine that? My daughter comes home with a writing project and they go through draft after draft refining and improving it over and over. It seems very diligent yet supportive. We are very impressed so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

IT LOOKS LIKE A REALLY GOOD SCHOOL , I HAVE A SON IN 7TH GRADE, WE ARE APPLYING FOR THIS ON FOR SURE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

My daughter has been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to complete her 9th grade frm an outstanding school MVA! As she moves to grade 10 in MVA ,I would like to compliment Mr Heager and his entire team for their commitment and dedication towards providing quality education. May MVA always excel and reach greater heights. Best wishes Dipika
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

the teachers are great and its a great learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

Great school!! Just take a look at the students' performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

It is a great school. The kids are pleasent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

I knew from the start that this was the right school for my daughter! The principal and teachers go above and beyond to ensure each student lives up to their potential. The principal personally greets students as they enter the building each day, and knows every student by name which is a nice personal and professional touch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

This is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

The quality of academic programs offered at MVA are diverse and challenging. The school offers extra tutoring for students that need the help(it's a requrement!) They keep the parents well informed of their child's progress and needs. There are not many sport activities available, and the gym situation is tough. All in all it is a wonderful place. The teachers are first rate and the principal is a no nonsense yet kind and caring individual. This school has it all!!!
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female85%
Male64%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male88%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities63%
General population89%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

English

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students97%
Female97%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities83%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Female93%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Physics

All Students82%
Female73%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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 72% 23%
Black 1 17% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
White 2 5% 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 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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
  • 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 640 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
4.7
 

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
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.6
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents21053%
Students40999%
Teachers2178%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. HECTOR GEAGER

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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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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, M14AD, M2, M20, M23, M4, M5, M7. Subways - 2, 3, L to 14th St; A to 14th St-8th Av; 4, 5, Q to 14th St-Union Square; 1, 6, C, E, F, M, N, R to 23rd St; B, D to 34th St-Herald Square
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Photography
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43 W 22nd St
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