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High School for Environmental Studies

Overview written by the school: The mission of HSES is to promote environmental integrity, social equity and economic prosperity for all learners through challenging hands-on collaborative learning experiences that promote citizenship, scholarship and leadership within our community and the world at large.
Diplomaendorsements: Math

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79.000002% (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: 86.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 75.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88% 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: Environmental Studies
Code: M41C
Program description: Interdisciplinary program emphasizing environmental studies: the natural environment, the urban environment, and environmental ethics. Students are expected to engage in research, environmental projects and internships, and complete a senior thesis.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 215
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1757
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 57
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 333
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: 1
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): Anime, Art, Badminton, Black Student Association, Drama, Envirothon, Environmental Media Studio, Feminist, Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Drama, Gamers, Girls Who Code, Glee, Green Team, Hiking, Hydroponics, Internship, K-Pop, MakerSpace, Model UN, Music, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Photography, Rooftop, Science Research, Student Government, Sustainability, Table Tennis, Weight Training, Yearbook
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, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Tennis, 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, Handball, 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): Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball, Cross Country, Handball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1,133
Start time: 7:33am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP World History: Modern, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Extended Day Program,Health Center,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education),Online Grading System,Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton

School Number: M834
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 139
BIN: 1026841
BBL: 1010650001

About High School for Environmental Studies


Address: 444 West 56th Street, Manhattan NY 10019 (40.767848,-73.98861)
Latitude: 40.767791
Longitude: -73.987531
Phone number: 212-262-8113
Fax number: 212-262-0702
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1, A, C, B, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; E to 50th St; N, Q, R, W to 57th St
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M50, M57, M66, M7, X1, X12, X14, X30, X42, X7, X9

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iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Honors Academy, Environmental Internship/Career and College Advisory, CUNY College Now, Financial Literacy, SAT Prep

Senior Thesis, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) courses in Writing in the Environment and Economics

Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO), Science Research, Forensic Science, University of Vermont and New York University Partnerships

Yoga, Alvin AIley Dance, Music, Theater, Chorus, Art, and Ceramics

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