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Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

Overview written by the school: We are a college preparatory high school. Course offerings and high standards enable students to succeed after graduation at the nation's most selective colleges. Our teachers provide each student with personalized attention and guidance. We provide four years of science and math with extensive liberal arts. Every freshman will take a year-long writing intensive small class-size English course to prepare them for college. Most students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Many of our students take college courses though Columbia University DDC and CUNY College Now program. Our students participate in scientific research with university mentors, some resulting in publication. A new SAT/ACT initiative helps students' competitive standings.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97.000003% (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: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 94.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 88.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 97.000003% 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: Science & Mathematics Research
Code: M16J
Program description: Our mission is to provide each student with the best possible and greatest number of college admissions choices by senior year. Students are prepared to be college ready by providing them with challenging courses, academic supports ensuring achievement, and detailed enrichment programs to help construct a strong college resume. While math and science are their strengths, we focus on college-readiness, reading, and writing. More than 50% of our students are enrolled in AP courses.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 301
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 4467
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 72
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 361
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to students attending Isaac Newton Middle School for Math & Science
Admissions priority 2: Then to District 4 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, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Table 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1,647
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Macroeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Biology, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP World History: Modern, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: East Harlem North
Neighborhood: East Harlem North

School Number: M435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 111
Council district: 8
Census tract: 178
BIN: 1053152
BBL: 1017130001

About Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics


Address: 260 Pleasant Avenue, Manhattan NY 10029 (40.794184,-73.932868)
Latitude: 40.793856
Longitude: -73.934028
Phone number: 212-876-4639
Fax number: 212-996-5946
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M35, M98

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Grade 11 students take a mandated SAT prep program designed and taught by MCSM teachers. This program has significantly raised average SAT scores.

We have begun to offer College Now on site, as a CCNY a professor teaches Psychology at MCSM. Many students attend College Now at CUNY campuses.

International Student and Teacher Exchange Program (ISTEP), Advanced Science Research (ASR), Mount Sinai MedDOCS Cardiology Program

Project Boost (college tour program), Comprehensive after-school program for tutoring and clubs, Columbia University Double Discover Program.

Mount Sinai Center for Excellence in Youth Education, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Fordham STEP Program, NYPL Bridge Up

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