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Manhattan Bridges High School

Public | 9-12 | 541 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2013

Manhattan Bridges High School is a bilingual High School where students come to learn and improve their English, the students take classes in English and Spanish it depends on the English level of the students. MBHS have the best teacher and staff and I Personally believe that Manhattan Bridges has help a lot of students and keep helping more students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2011

Manhattan Bridges is fantastic! I really love it. i graduated in 2010 and i will never forget how well the teacher dedicate their own time to help students. it offers really good academic programs for new students in the NYC area. Thank you so much for open the doors for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2010

I was a teacher for two years in this school and helped develop the Advanced Placement program. This is an outstanding holding environment for students and truly a wonderful place to learn. Even today, as I keep touch with my former students, they are prospering in college and have matured into outstanding young citizens. Without a doubt this is due to the nurturing that Manhattan Bridges provided.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

Manhattan Bridges High School has an experienced staff that truly cares for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

We love Mahattan Bridges High School, because our school is very unique. We are a small community, yet we are a huge family that cares for our students. Everyone is essential part in supporting our student education. We have teachers like Mr. Castillo and Mr. Calovini that give more than 100% and then some. They make sure that the students achieve their goals and graduate on time. Everyone in our school in one form or another puts a grain of sand in supporting our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

We have awesome students, awesome faculty and an incredible support staff. Most students have been in the country less than three years and they're working hard to learn English and prepare for college. Teachers work like crazy to make sure students are improving both their content knowledge and their language skills (in both English and Spanish) and the administration and support staff provide the glue that holds the whole process together. Everyone here works hard so that our students succeed!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2008

I was part of the first graduating class of MBHS, I came to this country without knowing any English.... and now it's not perfect but I'm really proud of what I had accomplish..... I Love MBHS.... Ms. Medina the Principal of the school is the best...........
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

Best School I've ever seen and the guidance counselor is the best Mirian Lucas she help alot and guides to the right path always thinks about whats right for the children all the students love her she is a big part of Manhattan Bridges high school


Posted September 24, 2007

A naturing staff and a purposed school. Bringing inivative ideas to academic achievement. The school ties all the resources and creativity brought by Partners and faculty to bring to the children the best High Schoo experience ever.


Posted August 23, 2007

This is an excellent school, everyone knows each other, it has a family like environment, the teachers are always there for the students, the counselors are great; they are all always willing to help any student without hesitation. the security in the school is one of the best in the city: x-ray scanners and a 20+ well equipped security personal is always there to prevent problems in the Park West Campus
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2007

Excellent school with a small student to teacher ratio considering that it is in NYC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

I think that this school its a really good school, because it provise good education
—Submitted by a student


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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Earth Science

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Global History and Geography

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
Integrated Algebra

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
10%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

197 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students36%
Female41%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant36%

Chemistry

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant27%

Earth Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population59%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

English

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners57%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Geometry

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners58%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Living Environment

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population67%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Physics

All Students20%
Female10%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population20%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant20%

U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
Female79%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 1 100% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Black 2 0% 19%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 273%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • 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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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26752%
Students41577%
Teachers3595%

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
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. MIRZA SANCHEZ-MEDINA

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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  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • 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 - M11, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57. Subways - C, E to 50th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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525 W 50th St
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 757-5274

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