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High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice

Public | 9-12 | 541 students

 

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
66%
Earth Science

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Global History and Geography

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

92 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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students14%
Female16%
Male11%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant14%

Chemistry

All Students21%
Female16%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant21%

Earth Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities6%
General population62%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

English

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
General population64%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Geometry

All Students33%
Female33%
Male31%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities8%
General population37%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Female53%
Male48%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
General population57%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Integrated Algebra

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities18%
General population57%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Living Environment

All Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities24%
General population64%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Physics

All Students13%
Female18%
Male7%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

U.S. History and Government

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
General population62%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 48% 23%
Black 1 46% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%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 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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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

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 783 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34568%
Students40079%
Teachers3893%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. DOREEN CONWELL

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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  • Social justice
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

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72. Subways - A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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122 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 501-1201

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