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411 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021

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September 30, 2014
I graduated from this school and it was an amazing experience. Perfect amount of work to get me prepared for College. I attended the University of Michigan and thought that Elro did an excellent job preparing me. Keep it up. DGarson

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2014
Love the school - homework is INSANE - many opportunities - kids are really nice group - not cool to be a slacker here

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Regarding the homework, it is excessive. I love the school, but let's be honest. My kids are up to at least midnight very night doing homework. There is no time for creativity as even those projects are crammed between reading logs, science summaries, pages of math problems, and history questions. The kids are also expected to do lots of homework over the weekend. Some teachers stay late and offer extra help and are amazing but often these extra help sessions conflict with one another so kids have to choose between them. That said, the rigor does keep the kids engaged with the material so come test time, they are prepared.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
ERHS is a wonderful school! Teacher are all experts and fully passionnate about teaching and supporting their students through the experience of learning. When my daughter graduated in 12th grade, she was totally prepared for higher learning and is a top student at college now. The work is perfectly organized and safety is never ever a concerned. The school deeply care about the success of each student and it shows with the excellent academic record of the school. I think that everychild that will be entering this school is very fortunate, I highly recommend ERHS.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Awesome school with great communication! My son is in 9th grade and so happy to be at this school. Academically challenging indeed with a warm nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
I am so excited to start at Elro this Fall. They have great Sports teams and Music Programs and can't wait to try out for Basketball, Tennis and Band. The guidance counselor at this school is really nice.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2013
Great communication at this school! We are excited to be a part of the 2017 graduating class and community.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
Elro does not give 5 hours of homework a night. The principal has limited homework to 1/2 hour per night per academic course, for a total of about 2 1/2 hours per night. Over Thanksgiving break, teachers were not allowed to assign more than 1 night of homework. This is a school for hardworking students, but the homework load, while heavy, is not excessive. My son is a senior, not a super hard worker, and he loves this place. The teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
This exact post re "Going Mentally Mad" is why our son w/our support chose not to go to ER. We had discussed this issue w/several parents of ER students and decided that the excessive pressure wasn't about learning but cramming and status seeking. Parents are beginning to lobby against all this overload that our kids have in the evenings and on weekends. This applies to private as well as public schools Let your voices be heard! 5 hours of homework each night does not make our kids smarter, just exhausted and burned out.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2011
The work load and extended school day puts WAY too much pressure on the students to achieve what the teachers expect of us. Speaking for us all, the schedule and work load needs to be made with regard that each student has a life, and extracurriculers to attend. 5 hours of homework and a LONG school day is too much on us all. Going mentally mad!

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2010
Leadership is key and Mr. Saliani is an outstanding leader. He has a good working knowledge of teaching and diplomacy - he has been known to prepare some of the lunchroom specials. The school environment reflects the involvement and interest of all the staff and students together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2009
This is an excellent school in terms of academics, social outreach and leadership displayed by its principal, Mr. Saliani. My son loves going to school every morning and comes home motivated to achieve.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Very high academic standards. The teachers are excellent, and they really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The students have only to gain with an excellent teachers and staff. Extraordinary environment to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
Because it has prepared me so much for college. Because it has amazing teacher who do amazing work everyday. Because ELRO is the best!

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2009
It's vibe is amazing. It's small, it's trendy, and all the students are very close. Plus the school has a LOT of money and blows it on cool stuff like class sets of iTouches and motion-sensing towel dispensers. But the school is great and the teachers are awesome. Lucky if you go here, missing out if you don't!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
The teachers and staff are excellent, the students are all friendly and kind, and it's the best learning environment in all of NYC

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
It is such a great school. the staff and the teachers are excellent and the courses are very well decided and the way the teachers teach the courses are to the point.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2008
This school is on a par with many private schools in NYC and requires work to excel. Those students and parents who believe a school should listen to all the excuses and accept them, should not apply to this school. The students here have a real focus on achievement vs games. Students leave this school with an extraordinary education and to date every graduating class has a 100% acceptance rate at college. Ms Elliot, who has moved to another school has done an outstanding job in creating a public school the city can be proud of.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 28, 2008
Eleanor Roosevelt is a very good school. Though I did not much enjoy my freshman and sophomore years, I'm loving my junior year. I think the opinion you have of the school has alot to do with the teachers you get. I've been particularly lucky, but overall I find most of the teachers to be excellent as well as very understanding and caring to the students. I think the atmosphere of the school has really changed since Ms.Elliot left. Ms.Elliot was a brilliant woman and the founding principal of the school. But unfortunately because of her hand in the creation of the school, she could see no flaws. But now with Mr.Saliani at the helm, everyone seems to be generally happier. He gives a more casual atmosphere to the school and has worked very hard at revamping the programs and exciting school spirit. Right now, I love El-Ro.

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2008
I have never received such an attitude from any school. The teachers, when I asked them to maybe e-mail me about homework, all said, in different words, that my daughter should know her homework, and that there was no reason for me to know it. When my daughter s phone rang at 3:05 in the hallway, the principal refused to allow her to keep it-OVER VACATION. I was out of town on work, and sent my daughter and her 19 year old brother with a note from me to the office to get the phone back, and not even when I spoke to her on the phone did she allow us to have it. My daughter comes home, talking to me about teachers fired from previous jobs for inappropriate behavior, and she tells me that she and some of her friends feel uncomfortable in certain a class. Ms. Elliott, the principal, of

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
My child has flourished in this school. The coursework gets increasingly more difficult in the upper grades but the support is there for motivated students. The leadership is confident and accessible. The number of electives is growing and the athletics are becoming stronger. The arts program is small but it serves many students very well. All in all, a terrific place to spend the high school years.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
This school is ideal for preparing students for the future. Moreover, this high school is known for being college bound and the courses this school offers is a testament of that. In addition, there is great school spirit and everybody is motivated to work. When one is failing or doing poorly, teachers are quick to point that out and make sure that person reach his or her's potential. Overall, this school is ideal for people who want to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2007
I really didn't like going to this high school. The school cares way too much about student's lateness but they don't care to ask about why the student is late, just that they shouldn't be late. They never ask about the student's well being and they just never seem to care about the actual student. The school is very boring and plain, there is no personality. There are about three or four teachers that I've liked over the years and about 30 or 40 that I've hated. The administration is very rude and really needs to change the interaction that they have with the students.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2007
This is my son's first year and I am delighted with the school. The academics are difficult, but there is support available for any struggling student, before, during and after school. Assistance with the subject in question is either provided by the teachers themselves, or through a peer tutor. The Principal is great, totally committed and involved in everything. The teachers are motivated and according to my son 'interesting' .There are progress reports in-between marking periods which help a parent stay on top of their child's progress. The students are friendly, and there is a team spirit which is contagious. If you are looking for a small nurturing environment, with great academic, wonderful staff, and a great bunch of students, Eleanor Roosevelt is for you.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I think the fact that in 2006 the very first senior class graduated from 'ELRO' and EVERY SINGLE GRADUATING STUDENT (except one who chose a different path) was accepted to college, says it all! The academics are excellent, with as many AP courses and other advanced options (some for college credit) as is feasible in a small school, plus other options: Forensics, Videography, a great music program, an incredible art curriculum, and many advanced courses and clubs. The teachers are superb, with excellent credentials, high levels of motivation and willingness to work with the students. The halls are impeccably clean: a remarkable phenomenon of respect. Many sports, some already in advanced PSAL divisions, and lots more. The PTA is active and supports the school with a variety of activities. You WANT your student to go to ELRO; these kids often compete academically just for fun, and the education compares to some private schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 06, 2006
An acamemicaly interesting school but lacks clubs and classes. Students only get one elective. There isnt much to choose from and every student pretty much have the same classes as each other. I wouldnt send my child here if he or she is looking for variety. Also, there is a lack of structure. The front office is very unorganized and unaware of school issues.

- submitted by a parent
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Eleanor Roosevelt High School
411 East 76th Street, New York, NY  10021
(212) 772-1220
Last modified Eleanor Roosevelt High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top