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Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Public | 9-12 | 506 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 30, 2014

I graduated from this school and it was an amazing experience. Perfect amount of work to get me prepared for College. I attended the University of Michigan and thought that Elro did an excellent job preparing me. Keep it up. DGarson


Posted August 17, 2014

Love the school - homework is INSANE - many opportunities - kids are really nice group - not cool to be a slacker here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Regarding the homework, it is excessive. I love the school, but let's be honest. My kids are up to at least midnight very night doing homework. There is no time for creativity as even those projects are crammed between reading logs, science summaries, pages of math problems, and history questions. The kids are also expected to do lots of homework over the weekend. Some teachers stay late and offer extra help and are amazing but often these extra help sessions conflict with one another so kids have to choose between them. That said, the rigor does keep the kids engaged with the material so come test time, they are prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

ERHS is a wonderful school! Teacher are all experts and fully passionnate about teaching and supporting their students through the experience of learning. When my daughter graduated in 12th grade, she was totally prepared for higher learning and is a top student at college now. The work is perfectly organized and safety is never ever a concerned. The school deeply care about the success of each student and it shows with the excellent academic record of the school. I think that everychild that will be entering this school is very fortunate, I highly recommend ERHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Awesome school with great communication! My son is in 9th grade and so happy to be at this school. Academically challenging indeed with a warm nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I am so excited to start at Elro this Fall. They have great Sports teams and Music Programs and can't wait to try out for Basketball, Tennis and Band. The guidance counselor at this school is really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2013

Great communication at this school! We are excited to be a part of the 2017 graduating class and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

Elro does not give 5 hours of homework a night. The principal has limited homework to 1/2 hour per night per academic course, for a total of about 2 1/2 hours per night. Over Thanksgiving break, teachers were not allowed to assign more than 1 night of homework. This is a school for hardworking students, but the homework load, while heavy, is not excessive. My son is a senior, not a super hard worker, and he loves this place. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

This exact post re "Going Mentally Mad" is why our son w/our support chose not to go to ER. We had discussed this issue w/several parents of ER students and decided that the excessive pressure wasn't about learning but cramming and status seeking. Parents are beginning to lobby against all this overload that our kids have in the evenings and on weekends. This applies to private as well as public schools Let your voices be heard! 5 hours of homework each night does not make our kids smarter, just exhausted and burned out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

The work load and extended school day puts WAY too much pressure on the students to achieve what the teachers expect of us. Speaking for us all, the schedule and work load needs to be made with regard that each student has a life, and extracurriculers to attend. 5 hours of homework and a LONG school day is too much on us all. Going mentally mad!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

Leadership is key and Mr. Saliani is an outstanding leader. He has a good working knowledge of teaching and diplomacy - he has been known to prepare some of the lunchroom specials. The school environment reflects the involvement and interest of all the staff and students together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

This is an excellent school in terms of academics, social outreach and leadership displayed by its principal, Mr. Saliani. My son loves going to school every morning and comes home motivated to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Very high academic standards. The teachers are excellent, and they really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The students have only to gain with an excellent teachers and staff. Extraordinary environment to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

Because it has prepared me so much for college. Because it has amazing teacher who do amazing work everyday. Because ELRO is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

It's vibe is amazing. It's small, it's trendy, and all the students are very close. Plus the school has a LOT of money and blows it on cool stuff like class sets of iTouches and motion-sensing towel dispensers. But the school is great and the teachers are awesome. Lucky if you go here, missing out if you don't!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The teachers and staff are excellent, the students are all friendly and kind, and it's the best learning environment in all of NYC
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

It is such a great school. the staff and the teachers are excellent and the courses are very well decided and the way the teachers teach the courses are to the point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

This school is on a par with many private schools in NYC and requires work to excel. Those students and parents who believe a school should listen to all the excuses and accept them, should not apply to this school. The students here have a real focus on achievement vs games. Students leave this school with an extraordinary education and to date every graduating class has a 100% acceptance rate at college. Ms Elliot, who has moved to another school has done an outstanding job in creating a public school the city can be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

Eleanor Roosevelt is a very good school. Though I did not much enjoy my freshman and sophomore years, I'm loving my junior year. I think the opinion you have of the school has alot to do with the teachers you get. I've been particularly lucky, but overall I find most of the teachers to be excellent as well as very understanding and caring to the students. I think the atmosphere of the school has really changed since Ms.Elliot left. Ms.Elliot was a brilliant woman and the founding principal of the school. But unfortunately because of her hand in the creation of the school, she could see no flaws. But now with Mr.Saliani at the helm, everyone seems to be generally happier. He gives a more casual atmosphere to the school and has worked very hard at revamping the programs and exciting school spirit. Right now, I love El-Ro.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Integrated Algebra

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Earth Science

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
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students99%
Female99%
Male101%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Physics

All Students70%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged101%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
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
White 2 64% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 18% 9%
Hispanic 2 11% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 225%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 40%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
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 792 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26453%
Students50197%
Teachers2793%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DIMITRI SALIANI

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Busses - M101, M15, M31, M66, M72, M79, M86, M98, Q102. Subways - 6 to 77th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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411 E 76th St
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