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University Neighborhood High School

Overview written by the school: UNHS is a college and career preparatory high school that offers challenging curricula with individualized support, empowering students to prosper in higher education and the work force. Our students can earn up to 30 tuition-free college credits before graduating high school through CUNY College Now classes offered on-site for both College and High School course credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In our NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, students develop college and workplace skills, In all, UNHS creates an environment in which every student can succeed and be accepted into competitive four-year colleges. In 2018 UNHS was ranked the 15th best High School in NYC by US News and World Report (97th Percentile).

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 93% (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: 92% 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: 81% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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: CTE Hospitality and Tourism
Code: M35A
Program description: Comprehensive Career and Technical Education program includes study in business, finance, marketing, tourism, and customer service in addition to work-based learning experiences with partner organizations at local hotels, museums, and businesses. Completion of this program leads to a CTE-endorsed diploma.
Interest: Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 63
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 373
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 114
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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: Art/Mural, Band, Baseball (Private League), Book, Chemistry, Chess, Debate, Korea, K-Pop, Multi-Cultural, Peer Mentoring, Badminton, Resume Writing, School Website, Sci-Fi, Soccer, Spanish Heritage, Volleyball, Weight Training, Art, Computer, Dance Team, LGBTQ (GSA), Music, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Government, International Travel, Saturday Voluntary Student Enrichment Program, Performances for Black History Month, Spanish Heritage Month, Lunar New Year, Winter & Spring Shows
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Handball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Bowling, Softball
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): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 483
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Calculus AB, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Lower East Side
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

School Number: M446

Community board: 103
Council district: 1
Census tract: 202
BIN: 1003214
BBL: 1002590044

About University Neighborhood High School


Latitude: 40.712399
Longitude: -73.984497
Phone number: 212-962-4341
Fax number: 212-267-5611
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: F to East Broadway; J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus lines near the school: M14A, M14D, M15, M21, M22, M9, X14, X37, X38

Hotels near University Neighborhood High School

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Academic opportunities: 

Earn up to 30 tuition-free college credits taking CUNY College Now classes at Baruch College, LaGuardia College, or on the UNHS campus.

Free On-Site College classes include but are not limited to English 101, Pre-Calculus, College Algebra and Trigonometry, Chemistry, Information Systems, Critical Thinking, Astronomy, Marketing, Introduction to Business and Biology

All core classrooms are equipped with laptops or iPads, and students use Google Classroom to write their assignments and to submit homework.

School is open to all students every Saturday of the school year for enrichment and tutoring

CTE program(s): Hospitality and Tourism (Tourism and Travel Services Management)

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