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Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics

Overview paragraph: Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics opened in 1994 as the first school in Washington Heights to serve newly arrived immigrant Latino students. GLHS provides the avenue that enables students to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics through language acquisition. We prepare our students to achieve high standards of scholarship and equip them with the necessary skills to be successful in their college and professional careers. We enforce strong community ties that allow our students to become successful leaders with integrity, solidarity, and excellence.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 69% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 92% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 90% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 49% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 95% 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: Bilingual Spanish Science & Mathematics
Code: M62A
Program description: Students take a four year sequence in Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies in a bilingual setting; extensive sequence of English as a New Language and English Language Arts; Spanish AP Language and their choice of other AP courses and/or electives; and modified programs to serve the needs of Newcomers transitioning to New York City. All four years encompass objectives of college and career preparedness and readiness.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Screened: Language & Academics

Offer Rate: -87% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 273
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 14
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 1

Seats 10: Yes-15
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents who have lived in the United States two years or fewer and whose home language is Spanish
Admissions priority 2: Then to Bronx students or residents who have lived in the United States two years or fewer and whose home language is Spanish
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents who have lived in the United States two years or fewer and whose home language is Spanish

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Math (60-100), Science (62-100), Social Studies (65-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.4-4.5), Math (1.5-4.5)
Individual Interview (on-site)
Test (on-site)
Years in the Country


Extracurricular activities: Clubs: Book, Computer Science, Green, Hiking, Junior and Sophomore Councils, Phonics, Robotics, Science, Senior, Student Government Organization, US History Through Film, Volleyball and Softball, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball
Psal Sports Girls: Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 524
Start time: 8am
End time: 4pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: Spanish; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Extended Year; Health Center; Internships; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

International: 1

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights South
Neighborhood: Washington Heights S.

School Number: M876
Shared space: No
Community board: 12
Council district: 10
Census tract: 251
BIN: 1085733
BBL: 1021230045

About Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics


Address: 501 West 165th Street, Manhattan NY 10032
Latitude: 40.838167
Longitude: -73.938642
Phone number: 212-928-1202
Fax number: 212-928-1309
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 1, A to 168th St; C to 163rd St-Amsterdam Ave
Bus: Bx6, Bx6-SBS, Bx7, M10, M100, M101, M2, M3, M4, M5

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Spanish Transitional Bilingual and Dual Language Programs

Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) are encouraged to follow an extensive program inclusive of tutoring and mentoring.

Blended Learning Environment with Digital Global Community Focus: Online Classroom, STEAM Sequence, Computer Science, Robotics and Science Research

AP Courses-Spanish, Music, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Calculus, and Comp Science plus CUNY College Now courses

Saturday Academy/After-School Tutoring Program for Regents Prep/Music and Arts Program/Engineering Workshops/Fresh Youth Initiatives CBO on-site

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