A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) is an elite, public school located in New York, NY. It has 470 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
240 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
Telephone
(212) 281-6490
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High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
124 responses
Average ACT
31
49 responses
AP Enrollment
90%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • C-day
    40%
  • Intergrade Olympics
    23%
  • Multi-cultural night
    20%
  • Game Night
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
470
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) Reviews

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HSMSE is a highly competitive school, preparing students well for college. The school offers many advanced and AP courses, along with a selection of unique classes for engineering that aren't offered at any other city school. The Mt Sinai Hospital track offered to juniors and seniors is one of the school's best things it has to offer. The small community makes good student-teacher relationships, which is very important in the college process. Additionally, HSMSE is on CCNY's college campus- this ensures safety for all students and also gives access the the college's gym and cafeteria facilities. As a senior, I've grown to love the school and its staff. The engineering classes I've taken have greatly impacted my choice of majors and career interests, and the guidance counselor does an amazing job at helping me find the right school for me.
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Going to the HS for Math Science and Engineering at CCNY has been an interesting experience to say the least. Being a specialized high school, the majority of students that go there are very intelligent, competitive, yet friendly and polite. Though small, HSMSE brags Division A sports teams, a strong academic student body, and even room for arts in some cases. Though it has had its issues with cheating as many high schools do, the administration works very hard to maintain the integrity and honor of the school. HSMSE offers an excellent high school education and experience.
I think the classes really did prepare me for college and the resources that the school has were very useful, they have such a wide variety that it's hard to take advantage of all of them. The teachers could be better, some of them couldn't take control of their class, making it difficult for the rest of the class to learn anything, and the others did not care if the students did not, but if you put effort into learning and into your work, you will be prepared to graduate, maybe even with honors.