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High School for Media and Communications

Overview written by the school: Media is a strong community of learners where students graduate as empowered and responsible participants of society. Students develop 21st century skills through AP, film production, journalism and advisory courses. Our state-of-the-art television and recording studio is supported by our partnerships with Simon & Schuster, Film at Lincoln Center, MNN, and HITN. Students create multiple literary publications such as The Legacy Student Newspaper, Rise, Babel in the Heights and a Journal of fiction and non-fiction pieces. (Ask us for copies when you visit!) Our committed teachers see each student for who they are and are responsive to their needs. Ultimately, we develop lifelong learners who will prosper in college and future careers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 69% (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: 89.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77.999997% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 81% 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: Film and Television Production
Code: M30A
Program description: This program utilizes our state-of-the-art recording studio and exposes students to course work in Visual Storytelling, Advanced Broadcast Production, and Introduction to Post Production. Students create public service announcements, mini-documentaries, commercials and short films. Students are required to create a short silent film with Film at Lincoln Center and complete a certification program at Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Interest: Film/Video
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 118
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 253
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 32
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 106
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 6 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then 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): No data
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, Football, Soccer, Swimming, 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: Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 350
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:31pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP United States History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Psychology
Additional info: College Trips,Community School,Community Service Expected,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights North
Neighborhood: Washington Heights N.
Campus name: George Washington Educational Campus
School Number: M465
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 112
Council district: 10
Census tract: 277
BIN: 1076751
BBL: 1021600018

About High School for Media and Communications


Address: 549 Audubon Avenue, Manhattan NY 10040 (40.856532,-73.92606)
Latitude: 40.855855
Longitude: -73.92712
Phone number: 212-927-1841
Fax number: 212-927-2326
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 191st St; A to 190th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98

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Exciting course offerings include- Introduction to Media, Media Production, Video Editing, History of Film and Television, Journalism, Graphic Design, Creative Writing

The course offering is strengthened by a series of internships provided by our partners, Film at Lincoln Center, Simon & Schuster, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network

Additional courses include- Leadership, Writing for College, SAT Preparation, and Poetry in America with Harvard Extension School

Online courses in all subject areas

Advisory is where students will strengthen socio-emotional and life skills

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