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Frank McCourt High School

Overview written by the school: At Frank McCourt High School (FMHS), we prepare our students to be articulate and effective communicators in every medium. In particular, we will develop students' communication skills through their writing, presentations, classroom discussions, and peer dialogue. In developing these skills, students will also sharpen their critical and analytical thinking. Every student will graduate from FMHS armed with the curiosity and intellect of a true lifelong learner. We are committed to helping our students become engaged citizens and thoughtful civic leaders who can communicate their vision with clarity and eloquence.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94% (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: 93% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 74% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 95% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: Frank McCourt High School
Code: A21A
Program description: Our school is a member of the Mastery Collaborative and committed to using cooperative groups to teach students skills and content. We focus on developing college and career readiness skills.
Interest: Project-Based Learning
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1607
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 19
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 269
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (77-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.5-4.5)
Online Written Task


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): Art Club, Black Student Union, Cheer, Debate Club, Frank Report- student newspaper, Guitar, Key Club, Model UN, Science Research Club, Student Government, Theater. Clubs are student facilitated and change every year to meet current student interest.
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, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
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, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, 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): Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 413
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:36pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Upper West Side
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Campus name: Louis D. Brandeis Educational Complex
School Number: M470
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 107
Council district: 6
Census tract: 169
BIN: 1032128
BBL: 1012150001

About Frank McCourt High School


Address: 145 WEST 84TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10024
Latitude: 40.785803
Longitude: -73.974614
Phone number: 212-362-2015
Fax number: 212-362-5926
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 86th St; B, C to 81st St-Museum of Natural History
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS

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Core interdisciplinary course in grades 9 and 10

11th and 12th grade course choice for all subjects.

Mini term twice a year for 11th and 12th grade academic electives (intersession)

College Now / SUNY Albany University in HS

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