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9-12
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New York, NY
Students enrolled: 406
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240 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

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(212) 281-6490
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June 23, 2014
High School for Math, Science and Engineering is not as good as I had hoped. The teachers, with the exception of a few good ones, lack compassion. Some act as if it is a bother to actually teach and would rather have the kids learn on their own. The principal doesn't appear to have much control over the teachers' behavior.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2013
I am the parent of a freshman student. The teachers are all so dedicated and the students are the best. The principal, Crystal Bonds, is one of the most dedicated principals I have ever scene. She makes students her number one priority, and makes the atmosphere and environment a wonderful learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
If you can't afford Dalton or Collegiate but you want to go to one of the best high schools in New York City, this is your chance. HSMSE is indeed the jewel in the crown of NYC's specialized high schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
HSMSE is wonderfully diverse, and not just ethnically. No matter the student's interests or hobbies, they are able to be themselves without the pressure of conforming or the threat of being bullied. The curriculum is difficult at times, but the school offers an introductory freshman academy class to all freshman in order to prepare them with time management skills and study habbits. I LOVE the fact that students get to choose a major for their Junior-Senior years. It gives us the freedom to choose what we are interested in, and then learn about it in much depth. Almost like a gateway to the college experience. The principal calls HSMSE a hidden treasure.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2013
Don't believe the hype. It's a good school and will relly look good on your college aps and I really am overall satisifed that I sent my child there. Only problem is that not all the teachers are as helpful and engaged as some would have you believe. I would say about 10 - 15% of the teachers fall into this category. When viewing this school we were told about how there was tons of communication and that teachers would update the engrade grade reporting system on a daily basis. My experience has been that most emails to teachers go unanswered for days if not weeks (emails to administrative staff is often answered asap so there is that) and I've had some of my child's class grade go un-updated for weeks. It's incredibly frustrating some times. That said the majority fo the teachers do make themselves avialable but be forewarned that you and your child will have to do the majority of the heavy lifting. If you are not prepared to be a highly involved parent or have a child who is not driven to excel in school then I would recommend you look elsewhere. I will say that the most important thing to do as a parent is network with other parents so you can sidestep unresponsive teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
HSMSE is a great small school. It's focus is (surprise) math, science and engineering - so, don't go here if you don't enjoy those topics. History is pretty good for a science school; the quality of the English courses is good not great. The kids are smart, friendly and nice. Unlike other specialized HS, there is not a drug or a cheating culture. It's not very cliquish either. The teachers really know my child and are available for extra help when needed. There is great communication with the administration - the door is always open if a parent or student have an issue. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2011
Tough curriculum, fine teachers who will get to know your kid. I am proud of our son and his development as a student at HSMSE. He and the kids there work very hard and give much in return. Win-win.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Academically superior to any other high school including the top schools here in NY. Small and friendly but still very challenging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
Great small school.. Everyone knows your name and you have plenty of friends to spare.. Great curriculum and great faculty who really really care

- submitted by a student
no rating November 03, 2009
My school has small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and a real mix of students from all races and beliefs.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
Rigorous program in a small school environment. Only 450 students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Great curriculum, great teachers, perfect school

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
HSMSE provides an ideal atmosphere for its students.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2009
HSMSE is the best school ever! I am so glad I was chosen to go here! To be welcomed into such a loving, warm, family learning environment is such a privilege. It may sound cliche, but it is so true. The teachers have come from all over, with first-hand experiences in the subjects they teach, rather than jus the textbook in their hands. The competitive atmosphere makes you push to do your best. One day there, and you will feel a part of the family. With open arms people are welcome into HSMSE!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2009
HSMSE is full of students an faculty who are from diverse backgrounds and very down to earth. As a student there, I feel like I encounter various personalities and personal styles. The academics of HSMSE seem aslmost flawless, especially seeing that our teachers try to avoid teaching towards any kinds of tests, but rather teach toward greater knowledge for their students.

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2009
HSMSE offers an environment of brilliance, acceptance, and growth that is unique and invaluable.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2009
HSMSE is the only high school I know of the gives all students free reign and independence. Without this unique quality, this school would be no different from any normal city school. HSMSE is a cultural melting pot. No where else is there a greater diversity of students than here. The staff is eclectic and for the most part still act like they are still in high school giving the students a more inviting environment to spend 4 years of their life in.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2009
It's like Stuyvesant, or Bronx Science, on a much smaller scale. While we both have great academics, people @ Stuy & Bronx Science say that 'you're only a number'. Here, teacher and kids know you, and it is a great atmosphere, and learning environment

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
I love my school because of the atmosphere, because of the teachers and because of the opportunities it give us as students. There is virtually no popularity scale, no cliques, no hate, everybody is welcome everywhere by everyone else. All of our teachers are very relaxed with us and with how they teach and try to make sure we understand, which they can because of our small class, and all the teachers are open to be talked to before or after class. Also, being in a specialized high school and despite our lack of funding and supplies, we have the option (if we work for it) to take college classes in our years at the school. Personally, I worked hard and am a year and a half ahead in the math program, so I can take college classes in math both junior and senior years.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2009
Awesome teachers, college campus and college facilities, small class size, lots of friends. What else is there to say?

- submitted by a student
no rating 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
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
no rating 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.

- submitted by a community member
no rating 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
no rating 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
no rating 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
no rating 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
September 20, 2009
theres a small hands on environment andd the cultural differences add flavor to the student body

- submitted by a student
no rating 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
no rating September 20, 2009
My school has the friendliest atmosphere, from both students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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
no rating 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
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
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
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
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
no rating September 19, 2009
It prepares you for a lot of things and it's small so everyone knows one another.

- submitted by a student
no rating 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
no rating 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
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
no rating September 19, 2009
HSMSE @ CCNY is such a good school. Even though its small, there's a lot of different kinds of people there. All the teachers are really fun and friendly and are always there for you if you need extra help

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
This school is one of the speciallized high schools in New York. The teachers and staff are amazing at this school, especially the ones in the Science and Engineering departments. Not only are they teachers but they are aslo engineers, architects, etc. Our math, english, and history department are great as well. I am still amazed on how well rounded these teachers are, Only the Best! The only downside of this school is the lack of extracurricular activties and sports, there is some.... but not too many.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 16, 2009
Although small containg 400 students for all 4 grades this school is good. It challenges you and expects only the best.Only apply if you're willing to do some work. =)

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High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny
240 Convent Avenue, New York, NY  10031
(212) 281-6490
Last modified High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top