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Henry Street School For International Studies

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 423 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2014

My daughter is on the 9th grade at the Henry street School For International Studies in an honor class. I have to admit that I am so very grateful and excited that I was able to get this school for my daughter, because Henry street School For International Studies principal and the entire teachers have very good communication between parents and the students. What amazes me is the Jupiter grade system go alert me on any Absents and Tardy's that my daughter makes at school. I would like to use this opportunity to give thanks to the following teachers for their thoughtful understanding and the good spirit of tolerance on my daughter in class 903. Mr. Ardito, Ms. Trina Ms. Flynn, Ms. Guo especially and especially the 9 grade guardian counselor. With your continues dedication to the student, I have a hope that my daughter will achieve her dream of becoming a medical doctor. Peace be with you all. Parent of Venessa
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

I love this school it has excellent teachers a strong principal and very challenging academic programs and im so happy that my child goes there as a senior
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I love Henry Street!! There is excellent communication between parents and teachers. The 6th and 7th grade teachers even made a Homework website!!!! They go on wonderful hands on , educational trips. The staff are always willing to help students even providing enrichment programs. I have received helpful websites and books to use with my son at home to do more work with him. I lOVE Henry Street, not only as a parent, but as a teacher (not from Henry St.).It is evident that these teachers care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

Henry Street feels like a real community. The 6th graders feel comfortable interacting with 11th and 12th graders. HSSIS continues to provide enriching experiences through classes on law, photography, band, Mandarin and many more electives. HSSIS comes close but, NO school deserves five stars because that leaves no room for improvement. In its 6th year HSSIS has continued to follow its mission of Internationalized Studies. Teacher led groups of HS students have experienced travel in Morocco, Spain, Seattle, and the 2010 trip is to India. Students simply apply for travel opportunitities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2010

This school is the best.Parents don't know what it is like in this school all day,they can only assume!MR.LIN always trust in us and if he didn't he would of given up on us by now.This school will definitaley mature you and show you about the world that you'll have to deal with outside.I've noticed people coming from other schools, including my best friend who didn't know how to deal with bullies,fustration and failure but this school has definatley taught them how to deal with everything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2007

This school is the absolute worst. There is no organization,structure of communication. The staff have little control over the kids and the uniform requirement were totally ignored by the kids. The new VP has no respect for the parents and assumes the worst of all the kids. Don't sent you child here. It is not anything as they pump it up to be at the orientation.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
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-migrant6%

Math

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
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-migrant6%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students4%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Math

All Students4%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%

Math

All Students7%
Female0%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Science

All Students17%
Female0%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
14%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
6%
Global History and Geography

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%
Integrated Algebra

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
26%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%
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 Students8%
Female10%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
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 English5%
Non-migrant8%

Chemistry

All Students11%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant11%

Earth Science

All Students25%
Female19%
Male28%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

English

All Students44%
Female44%
Male43%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
General population49%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Geometry

All Students24%
Female35%
Male17%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Global History and Geography

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
General population61%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Integrated Algebra

All Students25%
Female33%
Male22%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities5%
General population33%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Living Environment

All Students31%
Female45%
Male23%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population40%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

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 Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
General population44%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 "C" for the middle school level. The school received a grade of "D" 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 54% 23%
Black 1 29% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 14% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 14%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%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
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 479 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17048%
Students27774%
Teachers3294%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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