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American Sign Language & English Secondary School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 175 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2007

This is my child's first year in the school. Although I wasn't able to attend the open house, I was able to get a tour of the school. Report cards are one-page, and parents have to come to Parent Teacher conferences to get a more detailed understanding of how their child is doing and to pick up the report cards. You have an option of meeting all or none of the teachers. Teachers and professional staff are caring and listen to parents' issues. An improvement that needs to be made is that the ASL class be reduced in size. The ASL class has a large number of students and my child says it's noisy . I think that over all the school is inviting to parents, yet more needs to be done with the entering students. Maybe a once a week orientation class for conflict resolution and/or creating healthy relationships
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This will be my child's first year and from all the school which we attended we found that ASL is the best and my child will progress greatly here. You get a great warm welcome from staff and the students as well. It is not only education they will come out learning but another language which is different and will be very helpful for them in understanding how other people with disablity are not much different than they are. This is a privilage that our kids can learn to interact with other's who are so called different and would learn how to communicate in time if needed. I would recommend this school to every child. Children need a change of this same school system which is revolving more unstable.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
8%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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Earth Science

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
42%
Global History and Geography

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
17%
Integrated Algebra

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
38%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
46%
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 Students0%
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 English0%
Non-migrant0%

Chemistry

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
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

English

All Students39%
Female33%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities21%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Geometry

All Students37%
Female45%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Global History and Geography

All Students46%
Female39%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities30%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Integrated Algebra

All Students56%
Female66%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities39%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Living Environment

All Students59%
Female60%
Male56%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Physics

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 59% 23%
Black 2 33% 19%
White 2 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 180%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 33%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 17%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
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 265 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents7240%
Students17595%
Teachers1890%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. WATFA A. SHAMA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
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 Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M1, M101, M14AD, M15, M2, M23, M34A-SBS, M9. Subways - 4, 5, Q to 14th St-Union Square; 6, N, R to 23rd St; L to 3rd Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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225 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (917) 326-6668

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