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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
High School for Environmental Studies is an above average, public school located in New York, NY. It has 1,211 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
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Address
444 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
Telephone
(212) 262-8113
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1130
260 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$90,860
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,060
National
$949
Median Home Value
$574,324
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Student-Faculty Basketball Game
    18%
  • The last month of school
    18%
  • First day of school
    12%
  • Student vs Faculty Olympics
    12%
  • Club meetings
    7%
  • NHS induction ceremony
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,211
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My experience at HSES was overall pretty good. I don't have any complaints about the core curriculum. Although some teachers at this school were careless about the class they were teaching, I really feel like the good teachers outweighed the bad. The majority of the students were not goal oriented and made it difficult for this school to be a safe environment. I would like to see a change in HSES's college advisory department and guidance counselor department. I find it impossible and simply unjust at the fact that there is only one guidance counselor per grade this would mean that each counselor was assigned 400 students. This was just outrageous and made it extremely difficult for students to receive proper and individual care. The college advisory office only had 1 counselor for the entire senior class! There was a lot of negligence when it came to students and their college application process. I would like to see some improvement in this.
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The teachers are always up to helping the student out, no matter what. Many of them even stay after school until the school closes up to make sure that the student understands and got the help they needed. Additionally, the school offers many clubs and sports and you can even start your own club if you don't like the ones already there. It is a great school with a lot of freedom!
The people you choose to surround yourself with at this school does effect your high school experience. They tell you that the honors program doesn't matter, the kids who begin in honors classes freshman year are usually the ones offered AP classes in the long run. If you're looking for a school with an inclusive community, you won't find that here. We have had the same college counselor for god knows how long and that lady needs to be coached on how to actually give students useful information about applying to college. And because it is the same person who has to write over 200 hundred recommendations for the senior class all on her own, they all come out mediocre. The worst part of this school is the system itself, it almost feels like your words are not heard at this school and despite student councilor efforts they never seem to be in favor of the students here.