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East Side Community School

Overview written by the school: We are a small college preparatory school that takes pride in our engaging and challenging curriculum. In our small classes, our students creatively apply what they learn to complete interesting, relevant and rigorous projects. Our teachers know our students well and provide the support they need to succeed. Because we believe that it is important for students to discover and develop their passions, we offer our students an amazing amount of extracurricular activities and travel opportunities that they enjoy tremendously. East Side is a great setting for students who are interested in being part of a vibrant and diverse community that focuses on academic, social, and emotional growth.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 92% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 83% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: East Side Community
Code: M58A
Program description: Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum requires students in each class to read, write, think, analyze, share, explore, solve, create, collaborate, present, discuss, debate, question, defend, negotiate, compromise, and most importantly, reflect upon themselves as learners. The goal of the school is to create a community of highly skilled students, lifetime learners, critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who, upon graduation, will be prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 69
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1511
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 22
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 339
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 19

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average (83-100)
Demonstrated Special Talent
Preference to students residing in the Lower East Side


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Bio Bus Science Program, Brotherhood, Chess, Community Service, Cooking, Crew/Rowing Team, Cycling, Dance, Debate, Environmental Club, Gardening, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Graphic Novel, Jewelry Making, LES Girls Club, Model UN, National Honors Society, Photography, Principal's Book Club, Rock Band, Rock Climbing, School Newspaper, Sisterhood, Snowboarding & Surfing, Stoked: Skateboarding, Student Council, Travel Club, Yoga and more
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 680
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; Weekend Programs
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: East Village
Neighborhood: East Village

School Number: M060
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 103
Council district: 2
Census tract: 34
BIN: 1005974
BBL: 1004390017

About East Side Community School


Address: 420 EAST 12TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10009
Latitude: 40.729589
Longitude: -73.982555
Phone number: 212-460-8467
Fax number: 212-260-9657
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6 to Astor Place; L to 1st Ave
Bus lines near the school: M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M8, M9

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All students develop graduation portfolios in the core subjects and present and defend their work in roundtables to committees each semester.

In addition to several AP & College Prep classes, our College Now program offers students 15-20 college classes each semester at Hunter College

Full-time college counselor, through the College Bound Initiative, works with each student to effectively navigate the college application process.

Electives: Visual & Digital Art, Photography, Music, Chess, Coding, Theater, Skateboarding, Action Sports Marketing, Dance, Yoga, Journalism

Advisory system ensures that we know every student well and have a strong connection with their families each year and throughout the college process

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