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Frank McCourt High School

Overview paragraph: 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.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 93% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 78% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1345
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 239
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 13

Seats 10: Yes-6
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (76-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.3-4.5)
Group Interview (on-site)
Writing Exercise (on-site)


Extracurricular activities: Clubs ideas are generated by students and staff and vary each year. This year's offerings include: Art Club, Astrophysics Club, Black Student Union, Dance, Key Club, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Outdoors Club, STEP, Student Government, Video Game Club
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) We will offer intramural sports based on student interest

Other info

Total students: 411
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:36pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
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 Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; LYFE program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th 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: 7
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: 1 to 86th St; B, C to 81st St-Museum of Natural History
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS

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Annual digital portfolio development and presentation.

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

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

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