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School for Global Leaders

Grades: 6-8
145 Stanton Street
Manhattan NY 10002
Phone: 212-260-5375

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lot of arts and field trips; Chinese dual language program

The Downside

Below average attendance

At the School for Global Leaders, a small, safe middle school on the Lower East Side, students may take trips to museums, have classes in studio art, and perform in musical productions such as The Lion King, in addition to taking regular academic classes.

The school encourages students to help their community with twice-a-year projects that bring the entire school together for a week of public service.

Global Leaders has a tiny dual language program designed to make children fluent in both Chinese and English.

The school’s Twitter page shows trips to the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Arts as well as to Queens College and a roller skating rink.

A downside: the school’s attendance is below average.

Keri Ricks became principal in 2016, replacing Founding Principal Carry Chan, who went on to become superintendent for District 1. The school, opened in 2008, shares a building with Lower East Side Preparatory High School and Marta Valle High School. [photo by L. Raschka]

Admissions: District 1 choice. The dual language program is open to Manhattan students who speak Chinese. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, May 2019)




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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
58% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
51% Citywide Average

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
39% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
This school offers Dual Language classes in Chinese.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15% Citywide Average

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Contact & Location


Lower East Side (District 1)
Trains: F Line, J Line, M Line, Z Line to Delancey St-Essex St; B Line, D Line to Grand St
Buses: B39, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M8, M9


Keri Ricks
Parent Coordinator
Daisy Rios

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Lower East Side Prep HS
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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