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Manhattan Theatre Lab High School

Public | 9-12 | 406 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2014

This ATR was warmly accepted by staff and students from Day 1. The students from the classes covered on the first day recognized and called me by name immediately upon seeing me in a classroom, a hallway or entering or leaving the school. The staff and students work together. It seems that help is always available for the students. The computer lab has over 15 computers and is highly maintained by the school's computer service technician. The printer was maintained promptly. Transportation was best for me using the A/C to 59th and then the 1. However, it is walkable from the N, A and C.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 17, 2009

My daughter currently attends this school and let me tell you on orientation night the staff put up a good show. Children wonder around the halls. My daughter finds it difficult to focus on class work; because there are students who feel school is a place to hangout and are inconsiderate to their peers. The principal lacks structure and follow-up skills. Uniform are not worn after the school emphasized school uniform. My child will be transferred from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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67%

2011

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Global History and Geography

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
19%
Integrated Algebra

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
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

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Malen/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Chemistry

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Earth Science

All Students26%
Female30%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant26%

English

All Students50%
Female65%
Male23%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Geometry

All Students23%
Female20%
Malen/a
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant23%

Global History and Geography

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Integrated Algebra

All Students22%
Female19%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities19%
General population23%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%

Living Environment

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students28%
Female30%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
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 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 49% 23%
Black 1 46% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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
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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 142 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
6.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

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
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.0
 

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
5.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.8
 

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
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents178%
Students11353%
Teachers1271%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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122 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 362-2075

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