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Manhattan/Hunter Science High School

Public | 9-12 | 452 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2009

We have a 98% college acceptance rate and students are able to attend college their senior year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

MHSHS is an incredible school with committed teachers and staff that gives students an actual taste of the college experience.


Posted September 21, 2009

The way it acts like a community and everyone knows one another. The teachers are a great support towards us each day and being in that school makes it worth the hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I think Ms. Riordan is the best teacher ever. She really engages her kids and loves what she does so much! Every teacher should be so excited about their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I love MHSHS because everyone knows each other. we are a family. kids help other kids out. the teacher are really cool and you always have someone to talk to you when your down or dont feel good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Manhattan Hunter Science High School because of the great students and all the supportive teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers are very helpful and supportive, and it's a great enviornment for the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Early collage experience, for the 12th grade we go to hunter collage and take collage courses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Nice kids and nice teachers and most of all, friendly and great school environment


Posted September 21, 2009

Its the few early college schools in New York that is public and allows actual campus experience but it does lack a resources other schools may have, but it is doing a fair job in providing those limit resources.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

It's pretty awesome. The teachers are great and helpful. The environment in which the school is at is improving year by year. It can be better if we had more money so we can have more programs and such. Senior year is the best =D
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

MHSHS consist of extremely good and understanding teachers. We have the best sports teams in city. We have teachers who facilitate comprehension for everyone with their 1 of a kind analogies. Manhattan Hunter Science HS teachers deserve more because of the tremendous amount of well rounded students produced with very good character due to the positive impact of the environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Our school has a family feel to it. Our students and teachers develop long-lasting, meaningful relationships that give all of a sense of community, pride, and purpose. The diversity reflected in the student body gives all of us an opportunity to practice understanding, compassion and extend our culture to one another. Our students are devoted to making their education worthwhile, spending hours after school studying, researching, and attending after school lectures. Despite budget cuts and a lack of funding for the 09-10 school year, teachers have continued to run extra-curricular activities because of the rich environment it creates among our school community. We are all incredibly fortunate to be a part of MHSHS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

we are a community of bright, talented students/ atheletes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We really love our school because of the teachers who really dedicate their time for the students, and we've developed such a great relationship with one another. It'll be fantastic to better our school with more books, computers, teachers, classes (possibly AP) and more sports teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

We may be a petite school, but we so many gifted & intelligent students who deserve to shine. It would be awesome for our school to have the money to open new opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Even though we are a relatively new school we have many exciting programs and a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The students and teachers are like a big family. Teachers really care about their students and students care about their school. We are an early college high school and we could really benefit from new technology, books and classroom supplies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Our school is great becouse our teacher make us feel us warm and care about us so much you almost feel like a home far away from home. Ive made more progress here as a student than i could have anywere else and i mean it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The teachers are so dedicated, creative, and committed to the success of their students. And, my son loves his school....MHSHS
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students55%
Female62%
Male45%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

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
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female93%
Male84%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Global History and Geography

All Students94%
Female94%
Male96%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Integrated Algebra

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities100%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities93%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Physics

All Students42%
Female43%
Male39%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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
Hispanic 1 42% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 26% 9%
Black 2 21% 19%
White 1 10% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 163%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 43%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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
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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 550 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13330%
Students39187%
Teachers2693%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:17 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. KEVIN FRONER

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
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
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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122 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 501-1235

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