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High School For Dual Language And Asian Studies

Public | 9-12 | 352 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2010

My daughter recently transferred into this school from another high ranking HS, she excels in learning Chinese , so this school is a great fit. I was very impressed with the principal, Li Yan, he spoke to my daughter directly and honestly.This is a small school, with limited funds, the focus is teaching quality and clas development. There are now many AP classes, electives and a good after school. Tutoring is given, one on one and encouraged. Excellent enviroment, very chanllenging and supportive. A strong desire to learn and study Chinese culture and language is a must.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

This school is not as good as people thought it was. Teachers are very knowledgeable and professional, but absolutely not the principal. Course offering in this school is limited and therefore there is an obvious difference between what on website and the reality which is not easy to tell until my child went there and found out later. The worst of all is that there is no formal computer education in this school. This school's computer lab has not been used formally for even one day for students' computer education since its setup in 2003. As a matter of fact, the computer lab is being stored with so much other stuff, like a storage. All computers and laptops are set there idle and I could not foresee any improvement in near future. What a big waste ! I really don't believe the principal is capable of managing this school well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

my son is graduating this year and my daughter also started as a 9th grader. There is no better school in New York city. Principal is amazing. He is always the last one to leave the school. he is aware of everything. Gidance counselor Ms. MAn is the best. All teachersare hand picked and they know kids and their subjects. Very nurturing enviroment. No drugs ever..Very safe and meticiliously clean
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Posted April 27, 2010

My son just started his first year there. So far he's been very satisfied with the programs and with the teachers. Now after 2 marking periods and meeting with his teachers, I'm impressed with their dedication to their students. It's a small school and they know all their students very well. The atmosphere is much like an intimate yet disciplined private school. The students are very respectful and take their education very seriously. Additionally, there are also a few extracurricular clubs and sports teams. Being that it is in the city where space is a premium, there are no major field sports available such as football, soccer or baseball. My son is taking part in handball and piano class. There is a large swimming pool in the school so I'm sure there are aquatic activities available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

My son goes to this high school . It is run by an amazing principal and teachers. Very hands on and diciplined
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Posted August 6, 2008

This is a great school if your child seeks and can handle a rigorous and challenging schoolwork. There are a lot of AP classes offered considering the small size of the school. My daughter has been at this school for 2 years now and the school's a perfect fit for her because she loves to learn Chinese-Mandarin. I recommend this school as a good alternative to the specialized schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

terrific!!!!! it's really a great school``!!
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Integrated Algebra

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners91%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant88%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners96%
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant97%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female80%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners90%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

English

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female93%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners95%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Global History and Geography

All Students93%
Female88%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Female95%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learners98%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Physics

All Students62%
Female66%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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 English63%
Not migrant62%

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 89% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
White 1 2% 48%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 138%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. LI YAN
Fax number
  • (212) 674-1392

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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350 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 475-4097

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