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Essex Street Academy

Overview written by the school: At Essex Street Academy, students learn to be critical, creative thinkers in a diverse and supportive school community. Graduates demonstrate mastery of skills and content in each discipline by completing in-depth, inquiry-based projects. Through small classes and advisories, teachers get to know their students as individuals while nurturing their intellectual curiosity and emotional development. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities outside the classroom through partnerships with local universities, professional internships, international study, and outdoor leadership programs; and to become active members of their community both inside and outside of school.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89.999998% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 77.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 93.000001% 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: Essex Street Academy
Code: M37X
Program description: We provide a supportive, performance-based, college-preparatory program for all students. Please visit our school website for tour and open house dates.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 64
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2174
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 34
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 561
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 33

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


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): Black Student Union, Boxing / Martial Arts, Big Sibs, Community Service, Core Values, Current Events, Dance Club, Fitness Club, Senior Fundraising, Junior Fundraising, LGBTQ, Mock Trial, Music Club, Art and Literary Magazine, Running Club, Strength Training Club, Student Government, School Store, Theater Club, Video Game Club, Yearbook, Zoology Club, Computer Coding Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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): Flag Football
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 338
Start time: 9:25am
End time: 4:10pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish

Additional info: College Trips,Health Center,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Chinatown
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Campus name: Seward Park Educational Campus
School Number: M445
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 103
Council district: 1
Census tract: 18
BIN: 1005283
BBL: 1004080030

About Essex Street Academy


Address: 350 Grand Street, Manhattan NY 10002 (40.717329,-73.989329)
Latitude: 40.717349
Longitude: -73.989596
Phone number: 212-475-4773
Fax number: 212-674-2058
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus lines near the school: B39, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

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Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for Regents exams. Courses focus on in-depth, theme-based content.

Study abroad opportunities in France; exchange program with Denmark.

Arts programs in Music, Theater, Vocal, Visual Arts, Photography, and Creative Writing.

College Guidance Program: Dedicated College Guidance Courses, Overnight Trips to Colleges and Universities, In-House SAT prep with College Spring

Advanced courses in English, Spanish, French, calculus, computer science. Students take free college classes at NYU and CUNY College Now.

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