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High School for Media and Communications

Overview written by the school: We are a small learning community whose mission is to provide a rigorous education that encourages and inspires inquiry, creativity, critical thinking, and free expression. We provide a learning environment that is engaging, culturally and socially responsive, and prepares students for success in the future. Our school is equipped with a state-of-the-art television and recording studio where students develop different skills designed to succeed in the 21st century. Ultimately, we develop lifelong learners who will prosper in college and future careers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 61% (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% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 34% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% 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: Media & Communications
Code: M30A
Program description: Students accepted into this program will be exposed to a course sequence that includes- Media Literacy, Media Production, History of Film and Television, Video Production, and Graphic Design.
Interest: Communications
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 119
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 320
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 31
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 92
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: No
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): Clubs: Anime, Dance, Green Team, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Music Production, National Honor Society, Theater Development Fund, The Legacy Newspaper
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): Dance, Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 396
Start time: 8:04am
End time: 3:00pm

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

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


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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Media courses include- Introduction to Media, Media Production, Video Editing, History of Film and Television, Journalism, Graphic Design, and more

The course offering is strengthened by a series of internships provided by our partners Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN).

Additional courses include- Leadership, Writing for College, Creative Writing, SAT Preparation, and online courses available in all subject areas.

Advanced Placement- English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, US History, Biology, Spanish Language & Composition, Calculus BC

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