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Manhattan/Hunter Science High School

Public | 9-12 | 452 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2014

this school is great, it really and truly is. however do not expect this school to be anywhere like a specialized high school. all the teachers are absolutely amazing, they actually give a crap if you are falling behind and will stay literally until 4 or 5 to help you. every teacher does this, its not just one or two. the students are great, however as in all schools their are some kinds you don't really know how they got accepted. however 99% of the students enjoy coming in or at least don't dislike it. class rooms are very small, my chem class was my largest class with around 20 kids in it. the home work is very little, one hour at most, on rare occasion you will get 2 hours, and one weekend it stays at around two. most teachers accept late work, and deduct very few points the reason i give this school 4/5 rather than 5/5 is the fact that you must go through scanning every single morning. they have massive attitude and its a very unpleasant thing to got through every morning. school below us are scary so you always feel somewhat threatened when leaving your floor. its a great school but has a few downsides. i am very happy where i am! wouldn't want to be anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2013

I am currently a 3rd year medical student and an alumni of MHSHS and I can say that all my success is because of my education at MHSHS! I would do HS again ANYDAY!


Posted February 9, 2013

I love this school I am a freshman and I came in September 2012 and the teachers made me feel right at home and even though they give you LOADS OF HOMEWORK AND CLASSWORk every night it pays off because you take college courses in 12th grade and it was rated top high school in NYC #16 I love this school everyone should apply
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2012

I remember MHSHS to be a decent school. Like many students, I took Algebra, Environmental Science, World History, and an English class that corresponded to our Social Studies class during my freshmen year. Those were the core classes, and they weren't very difficult classes. The key to success anywhere is organization - time management. This was very emphasized during my senior year, where I spent my school days at Hunter College, where I had the opportunity to take two college courses and two high school classes (Creative Writing, Economics/Politics) simultaneously, per semester. I had straight A's during high school, but I was an artist as well as an athlete. And I didn't feel fulfilled in some of those aspects. It is a very small school (about 100 students per graduating class), there's a uniform policy (improper clothes may lead to detention or even suspension), there is scanning each morning (recommended to arrive to school at 7:30 b/c it may take a while), thus no cell phones or other electronics are permitted inside the building. If you're a student who is an over-achiever, this may not be the school for you. If you want to attend a CUNY, great opportunity for a head start.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2012

my daughter is entering high school and got accepted into Hunter manhattan science high school, we are a bit aprehensive about this cchool because we don't know anything about it, can you tell me somethings you like and dislike about this school and please tell me everything you know about it. my daughter is a bit worried because we heard that they have metal detectors and also only have one floor in a building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Everyone is nice to each other. Even though they give you alot of work, it prepares you for the future. this school is EXCELLENT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2011

I called this school for enrollment information, and the person who answered the was great. She didn't know me, it was late and she still took the time to answer my questions. I whised, I got her name to say thank you for your help. I hope my daughter gets in this school I get the feeling she will be well taken care off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

Manhattan Hunter Science High School is an early college high school. The principal Susan Kreisman is available to you at any time day or night. We came for orientation in 2006 for my daughter, she knew our name and where we lived. The curriculum is wonderful, pushing the students to work to their fullest potential. The teachers are caring and kind, and are available to the parents and student. Two of my children attend manhattan hunter science hs, and I feel they are lucky to be in such a new school, with innovative ideas with the gift of being able to attend college before leaving high school. I am always praising this school! I must say that the staff in the office are equally as caring and attentive. I am in awe of this instituation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

they have awesome acivities & the students a diligent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

The teachers care deeply for their students and do many extra things to enhance the education offered there


Posted October 14, 2009

The quality and dedication of the teachers is terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I am persistently impressed by the students who care for their strudies and for each other. I am equally impressed by the staff who are completely committed to making sure that every student is sucessful and who volunteer their time and expertise to make this school great.


Posted October 4, 2009

my school is my second home. I love my teachers and the help they give everyone!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

Manhattan/Hunter Science High School gave me the unique opportunity to go to college while still in high school. By the time I actually started attending my college, the experience definitely helped me. While my fellow freshmen were struggling, I found it easier to cope with prior knowledge from the 4 classes I took at Hunter College. Manhattan/Hunter Science High School's teachers were always willing to help me with any question or problem that I may have had. Many of them became a second family for me, and I will always be greatful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

Its a school with great potential to be on top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Manhattan hunter science hs is the best school ever!!!! we have great teachers, great students, we are just the best !!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

This School has opened many opportunities for me. I have graduated and I now go to Columbia University. Thanks to Manhattan Hunter Science High School, I have a bright future.


Posted September 28, 2009

This school provides an excellent core curriculum for student. It also has an excellent safe environment. The only thing that I don't like is that my child can't take his phone to school so that I can contact him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

It provides student with plenty of work in which they learn from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

This school has awesome opportunities to earn college credits.
—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.

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 2 42% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 26% 9%
Black 2 21% 19%
White 2 10% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 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 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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?

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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?

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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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