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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
    B
  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 1,609 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics...
Address
260 Pleasant Ave
New York, NY 10029
Telephone
(212) 876-4639

Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
421 responses
Average ACT
25
20 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Talent show
    31%
  • Club Fair
    17%
  • Culture Day
    13%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Teacher Vs. Student Sports Events
    8%
  • Advanced Science Research Symposium
    7%
  • Parent Teacher Conference
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,609
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.73 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.73 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.9%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.86 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.86 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.86 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.97 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.97 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.97 responses
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Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics Reviews

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Manhattan Center was my top choice school when applying for public high schools in the city. The fact that the school was top-rated & close to the Bronx had me sold! I was delighted to receive my acceptance letter in the mail. I anticipated my freshman year for what felt like years.

After almost 4 years of being in this school, I'm downtrodden about graduation. The friends I've made here are lifelong. The knowledge gained from AP classes & teachers are valuable. Manhattan Center has prepared me for college-level work; I have never felt more confident applying to colleges! Thank you MCSM!
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Overall my experience at this school was pretty great. The schools has some really amazing teachers that have a reputation amongst the students for being great teachers in their subjects. Many resources such as computer labs, the library, the college office and afterschool tutoring sessions are extremely useful and give students a place to go to when they need help. Many kids form groups of friends with eachother and mostly everyone is chill and no major fighting occurs. There are also a wide variety of clubs where anyone from freshman to seniors can join and be a part of. The best part of the experience for me was definitely hanging with friends and maintaining good relationships with the some of the best teachers ever!
MCSM is a specialized math and science college preparatory high school in NYC. Although it is a public high school, every year over 90% of graduating class goes to top tier liberal arts colleges/universities and Ivy League University across the country. The school offers great opportunities to students in the sciences, via a plethora of AP and Honors classes, but also extracurricular activities. Several science clubs the school is known for are the Robotics Clubs that competes in the FIRST competition, the Science Research Club that send students to compete in the Intel competition, Mount Sinai and GE Scholars program that places students in hospital and engineering companies starting their sophomore year as interns with competent mentors. Alumni of MCSM and successful professional - Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Research Scientists, Engineers, and even Fashion Designers.