Harlem Renaissance High School

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

Students may earn missing credits quickly in supportive surroundings

The Downside

Too few students show up to class

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. [In February 2017, the New York Post reported that he was removed from his post after having treated some staff members to a weekday spa outing.]

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 visithttp://www.myhrhs.org/admissions. (Aimee Sabo, online reports, November 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
231
Asian
3.0%
Black
42.9%
Hispanic
52.0%
White
1.3%
Other
0.9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
13%
Male
42%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
78%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
57%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
92%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
22%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
37% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
81%
85% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
50%
57% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
44%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
44%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
44%
80% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
44%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
33%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Music and Visual arts
This school has 3 licensed arts teacher in Dance (part-time), Music (part-time), and Theater (part-time)

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
78%
72% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
40%
54% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
71%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
0%
11% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
8%
10% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
0% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
65%
68% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
60%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
80%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
80%
90% Citywide Average
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