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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
H.S. 560 - City-As-School is an above average, public, alternative school located in New York, NY. It has 533 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
16 Clarkson St
New York, NY 10014
Telephone
(212) 337-6800

H.S. 560 - City-As-School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
40%
Average SAT
1100
34 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
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.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Mural painting
    33%
  • Thanksgiving potluck
    20%
  • Haunted House
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • The camping trip
    13%
  • Jane's Halloween party
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
533
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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H.S. 560 - City-As-School Reviews

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Some teachers were great, some were just annoying and one somebody tazored her for being (expletives were said) useless and cruel. They had internships 2/5 days a week and most of the internships were great! Yet some of the coordinators took attitudes with me for being learning disabled and were prejudice.
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It's a school that people come to for many different reasons, but for the majority of people their previous high school experience was a bad one. CAS offers a completely different environment, being a credit/no credit school, and being an alternative school that focuses on experiential learning. A year ago, I was sure that I was going to have to become a super senior, and I wasn't sure I'd be able to go to college. I didn't see a future for myself. Now, I'm on the path to graduation and am encouraged to pursue my passions. The most important thing, to me, has been the kindness of all staff and how they take an interest in the students. Where in many schools, you may feel like the teacher only sees you as your number grade, in City-As students are made to feel like people.
City-as-School is amazing. I came from a school where academics were valued over student health and outreach, and it took a huge toll on my mental health. When I transferred to City-As, my whole worldview changed. I went from thinking I'd never graduate to thinking about where I want to go to college. The teachers and aren't authoritative, they all care about the students and genuinely want to see us grow and succeed. The student outreach is phenomenal and communication doesn't feel intimidating. Classes are small and the work is specifically geared towards what you need to graduate. The lack of tests doesn't mean there's a lot of downtime, but it's definitely more relaxed. There's no busy work at City-As, and teachers don't waste your time. Everyone around you is friendly and open and the overall environment is incredibly inclusive and respectful of all students. I love here and it's a place that genuinely changed my life. If you feel stuck at your school, City-AS is for you.