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Forsyth Satellite Academy

Grades: 9-12
198 Forsyth Street
Manhattan NY 10002
Phone: 212-677-8900

Our Insights

What’s Special

Works with students to help them catch up and graduate; childcare center on premises

The Downside

Very low attendance

Forsyth Satellite Academy is a transfer high school for students who have not succeeded in their original high school. The school stresses learning in a small, student-centered community where "growth and effort lead to achievement and success." Formerly part of a network of Satellite Academies, Forsyth became an independent school with its own principal in 2010. But like the other network schools, Forsyth remains a member of the New York Standards Performance Consortium. This is a group that has received a permission from the State Education Department to substitute performance based assessments for Regents exams. Students are required to take the English Regents exam but they demonstrate their mastery of Global History, US History, math, and science through inquiry-based projects and complete a variety of tasks that are compiled in portfolios; and pass a final assessment to earn graduation credit in each subject.

Students are introduced to this approach to academics in classes that help them develop study habits and new attitudes towards school. Along with its academic classes, Forsyth Street has formed partnerships with several groups including CUNY colleges, Irondale, a theater company, Umoja Network for Young Men, a youth support group, Sadie Nash Women's Leadership Project, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Henry Street Settlement. After school programs are established based on students' interest and include robotics, technology, yoga and chess.

Admissions: Forsyth Street accepts students on a rolling basis and requires parental involvement "every step of the way" in the admissions process, according to the school website. Students must have had at least one year of high school and very few credits. They can pick up applications at the school Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-6pm or download one from the website.

Forsyth  is housed in a large former elementary school building that it shares with the Jeffrey C. Tenzer Learning Center, Cascades High School and and LYFE center - day care for children of students from 8 weeks to 3 years old. (Judy Baum, web reports, March 2012)

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Lower East Side (District 1)
Trains: F Line to 2nd Ave; J Line, M Line, Z Line to Delancey St-Essex St; B Line, D Line to Grand St
Buses: M9, M14A, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M103, B39


Patrick Reimer
Parent Coordinator
Jenny Diaz Jackson

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Cascades HS
Metal detectors?

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