Harlem Renaissance High School

22 EAST 128 STREET
MANHATTAN NY 10035 Map
Phone: (212) 996-3795
Website: Click here
Admissions: Upper Manhattan and Bronx preference
Principal: Nadav Zeimer
Neighborhood: Harlem
District: 5
Grade range: 10 thru 12
Parent Coordinator: IRIS FIELDS

What's special:

Students may earn missing credits quickly in supportive surroundings

The downside:

Too few students show up to class

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

With support from the New York Mission Society, Harlem Renaissance High School provides a small, supportive academic environment for students who haven't had success at their previous high school. Advisory and counseling programs provide students with emotional support and clear goals for graduation and beyond. Rules, however, are strictly enforced. There is a dress code, and the administration has zero tolerance for electronic devices and phones on campus.

Located on a pleasant street in a steadily improving Harlem neighborhood, the school shares a building with a district 79 GED program. Principal Nadav Zeimer, a former computer engineer and robotics coach, joined the school in 2010. 

Parents and guardians may participate in monthly events and are kept informed of student progress with weekly reports. Students can take advantage of paid internships through the Learning to Work program as well as a range of clubs and programs including professional music and video editing, art studio, Women's Leaders Club and peer mediation and conflict resolution. There is a LYFE center on campus that provides childcare for the children of students. 

Special education: The school offers SETSS, speech services, counseling and self-contained classes, according to the Department of Education's Special Education Service Delivery Report.

Admissions: Prior to acceptance, students must be interviewed with a parent/guardian and attend an orientation where a diagnostic reading and math test will be given. To schedule an interview and for more information about what to bring, please visit http://www.myhrhs.org/admissions. (Aimee Sabo, online reports, November 2013)

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building

Number of Students 232

Average Daily Attendance 68%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
56%

Hispanic

  
42%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
76%

Special ed

  
17%

English Language Learners

  
20%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

23 24 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

86% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

88% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

92% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

88% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

84% 34% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2012

How many 2008 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

31% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2006 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

44% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many 2006 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

14% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

0% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2004 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

29% 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

16% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

0%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many 2008 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

1% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

10%

SAT math scores

NA
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

90% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

21% 44% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

62% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

0% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

89% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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