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  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
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics is a highly rated, public school located in New York, NY. It has 1,657 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
698 responses
Average ACT
26
30 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$41,825
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Median Home Value
$936,528
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.76 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.76 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 215 responses
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  • Talent show
    25%
  • Club Fair
    15%
  • Culture Day
    13%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Teacher Vs. Student Sports Events
    10%
  • Advanced Science Research Symposium
    7%
  • Parent Teacher Conference
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,657
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.90 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.103 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.103 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.103 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.114 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.114 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.114 responses
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Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics Reviews

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The school invests a lot of time and effort into students. About 1600 students attend this school daily. Want to expand your social network or meet new people everyday? Attend. I took AP Biology and AP Calculus BC, which DEFINITELY prepared me for the college leveled class that I am required to take. Want AP classes, SAT preparations? Attend! There are many sports, except football, and clubs, including dance. There are many school-driven students. Not much drama at the school. Teachers can be strict, but that's for the best. Most teachers provide after school tutorings if you need extra help. The school is very resourceful. There are computer labs, college advisors, in addition to having counselors. You can also go out for lunch! Target/ Chinese food/ deli sandwiches just a block away. I definitely may have gained some weight LOL. I do not regret attending MCSM at all. Do you want to get into college? Attend this school!
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Manhattan Center For Science & Mathematics is a good high school and is ranked 25th in the New York City Public School Rankings. MCSM is very diverse, since my school is located in East Harlem my school is majority Hispanic. However, in recent years there has been an influx of Black, Asian/South Asian, and White students. My school has many clubs such as Muslim Student Association,South Asian Student Alliance,Green House Club,K-Pop Club, etc.MCSM also has many sports clubs such as Track&Field,Baseball, Basketball,Soccer,Table Tennis,Bowling, etc.Our gym and cafeteria is pretty big, and we have a weight room as well. Our school offers many AP Classes such as: AP Chemistry, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Physics,Government & Macroeconomics,Computer Science,etc. Manhattan Center For Science and Mathematics is a school that offers many academic opportunities and the student council does a great job of including students in every grade by creating activities like character day,culture day,etc.
Manhattan Center truly prepared me for college. While high school and college have different atmospheres, Manhattan Center tries their hardest to be similar to colleges in order for us to smoothly transition. This high school is very diverse, provides multiple resources, events, college classes, and welcomes you with opening arms. No wonder Manhattan Center has over a 98% college readiness rate!