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High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny

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Posted September 21, 2009

All the people from my grade are amazing. We are all like a big happy family. The teachers are amazing and help full. They know your name and are always there to help before or after school. In class we learn a lot and get the attention we need. The overall environment of the school is great and the academics are well balanced. Also we have many opportunities that other schools do not get. Even though we are a pretty new school we already have a outstanding reputation and collage acceptance list.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

It is a new specialized high school with a very small teacher to student ratio so everyone knows everyone else, all the teachers are amazing and none of the students are lame.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

HSMSE is a place where there are no cliques. The diversity lies not only in statistics, but in actual, everyday interactions. The teachers are passionate about their subject matter. Teaching is a second career for many of the staff, so they are sure that this is what they want to do. They are very willing to talk beyond what they teach after class. Despite the name of the school, the humanities is held in high regard. The advanced classes helped immensely during my freshman year at MIT.


Posted September 20, 2009

MSE is a small friendly school that provides students with the support they need to reach their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

HSMSE is not what i expected its even better! Its making my idea of a scary high school experience into a very memorable one. Its easy & fun to make new friends & become family with them as well as the teachers while learning and preparing yoursel ffor the college experience in the best way possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

I loved the teachers and the atmosphere at MSE....the curriculum really prepares you for what college is like. MSE is a High School where learning is cool. I am really happy that i attended HSMSE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

High School for Math, Science, and Engineering is a school that provides an excellent education. The school prepares students for science careers through the Mount Sinai program. If you are interested in engineering then the school provides you with courses developed by Project Lead the Way.The math courses are required to be completed and there are many math courses to take. The school gives the experience of a college campus and is associated with City college of New York.There are many advantages in attending the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

theres a small hands on environment andd the cultural differences add flavor to the student body
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The High School for Math Science and Engineering at CCNY is an amazing school. Its incredibly diverse with people from all over the world and with so many different types of personalities. Its also very studious and provides a good learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

My school has the friendliest atmosphere, from both students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It's probably got one of the best communities in the state! Everyone is everyone else's friend. The smallness of the school is what makes it so great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

The classes are challenging and I get home exhausted but there's a lot of room for creativity and I can't think of anything wrong with the school; the different departments are all strong and balanced. Even though it's a 'Math Science and Engineering' school, the English and foreign language and social studies classes are challenging and fun and rigorous! The teachers are all helpful and approachable. No one can rightfully feel left out or scrutinized (students have a cozy relationship for the most part). It's a sad thing, to have to leave in a year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

It is a school full of different personalities. Most would expect that to be a bad thing, but the school nurtures all types. Anyone can find a place to belong here. It's all about doing well and finding who you are at the same time. I love HSMSE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

HSMSE has an excellent group of teachers who are dedicated to ensuring student success, all of whom have worked in the field that they teach. Even though the school is centered around 'math, science, and engineering' the english and history departments are just as great. the school is small, which provides an intimate environment where all the students for the most part get along. all 440 of them. The school is a place where you can be yourself, be academically challenged , and enjoy yourself!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

HSMSE is a school different than a regular high school, with a close, small community, dedicated and excellent teachers, and situated on a college campus with access to its facilities
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

This is the best school if you really are ambitious and want to be successful. The teachers and staff have come from a variety of excellent schools. Some teachers are not only educators but are engineers architects and mathematicians. All the kids and teachers know each other and everyone blends in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

It prepares you for a lot of things and it's small so everyone knows one another.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

It's a small school. All the students know each other, and the teachers know the students on a personal level, not like in bigger school where they barely remember your name. It gives the school a feeling of welcome-ness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

I love HSMSE ; the small class sizes allow for class discussions often and eveything is so orderly and its easy to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

It's not a very large school so the classes are smaller, and the teachers are very nice and helpful
—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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Algebra

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

23 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

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
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
African American101%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American101%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female101%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Physics

All Students93%
Female94%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged101%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 36% 9%
White 2 26% 48%
Hispanic 1 21% 23%
Black 1 15% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 244%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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 549 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15736%
Students36384%
Teachers2991%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. CRYSTAL BONDS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Transportation options
  • Busses - BX19, BX33, M10, M100, M101, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subways - B, C to 135th St; 1 to 137th St - City College; A, D to 145th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Graphics
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