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B-
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Essex Street Academy is a public school located in New York, NY. It has 354 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in reading.
Address
350 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
Telephone
(212) 475-4773

Essex Street Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1000
38 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
354
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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When I first came here, in the absolute middle of the school year, I was immediately met with students who could care less about my arrival. We call our teachers by their first names which makes for a very personalized learning experience, which I value very much. The wonderful relationships and interactions from my teachers makes up for the mostly unbearable student body. This is also a project-based school, so while we don't take tests regularly, A LOT of our time is spent writing papers. Another thing to add; there are no letter grades. Instead, there are standards like Honors, Exceeds, Meets, Approaching, and Incomplete. The school building is not very nice, as we don't have access to clean drinking water, but, there are a lot of stores and restaurants around the school that we are allowed to visit during lunch is we make it to school on time. Very laid back and intentional school!
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I am a ESA senior and am about to graduate. In this school every teacher looks out for you and helps you to be successful. There is a lot of student involvement in our school about 90% of students are invovled in some type of activity within the school. Also there is a great student to teacher ratio and class sizes. My graduating class is only made up of 87 people which is pretty small compared to other NYC public high schools. I would recommend taking a tour and seeing how you fit with the school!
I've had a very good time at this school. While yes there are cons like every school, might not like some rules or administration, but it's better than many. Starts at a good time of 9:25 am and ends a little late at 4:10 or 3:25 on some days. Teachers are supportive so long as you show effort.