Millennium High School

Grades: 9-12
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Pleasant atmosphere and strong academics

The Downside

No gymnasium or drama; music only offered after school

A pleasant building, an experienced and talented staff, and a well-rounded, gimmick-free curriculum have made Millennium one of the most popular schools in the city. Housed on several floors of a 1929 office building near Wall Street, Millennium boasts river views from its cafeteria, a cheery library and comfortable lounge areas.

Most Millennium classes are seminar-style, with plenty of discussion. Students read literature classics such as The Odyssey, Frankenstein and Hamlet; peppered with contemporary works such as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Millennium assigns more writing than many New York City high schools, and learning to write well is a focus of the instruction. Seniors work closely with a teacher on a research paper and presentation called an “exhibition project,” a graduation requirement. Topics range from “The Value of Infinity” to “Depictions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film.”

Teens told us the workload is heavy but manageable. “We don’t just pile on the work for the sake of piling it on,” says Colin McEvoy, principal since 2012. Throughout our visit, students seemed happy as they chatted with friends in the cafeteria during their free periods, or met informally with teachers. Class changes are smooth and hallways are not congested.

Everyone takes four years of English, history, math and science. Ninth-graders take algebra or geometry, moving onto algebra 2/trigonometry, precalculus and calculus. Seniors who aren’t ready to tackle calculus may take a course in applied math covering topics such as budgeting, stocks and mathematical reasoning.

All students take biology in 9th grade, chemistry in 10th grade, and electives in Upper House. Advanced Placement (AP) biology and chemistry are among the offerings.

For foreign language, students may choose Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. During our visit, a class in Mandarin was full and conducted entirely in Chinese, while in a small third-year Spanish class, students struggled to express their thoughts in the language.

Budget cuts have taken their toll: Class size has grown and is close to the contractual limit of 34, especially in the upper grades. There is no gym. Students have physical education classes in the fitness center or the multipurpose room that doubles as an auditorium. In good weather, they go out to nearby fields such as Elevated Acre in the Financial District. Partnerships with Millennium Brooklyn, the YMCA of Chinatown and several local schools give sports teams extra space to practice. PSAL sports teams are shared with Millennium Brooklyn.

Millennium offers no music or drama classes, but studio art is strong. In addition to AP Studio Art, juniors and seniors may take graphic design, photography (in a real dark room) and multimedia design. There are two dance clubs and several student bands that perform two rock shows each year. On occasion, McEvoy joins in on the guitar.

Two full-time college counselors meet with all families and offer workshops as early as 9th grade. Some 40 percent of graduates attend private colleges, 50 percent are split between CUNY and SUNY schools, and fewer than 10 percent attend community colleges. Top students have been admitted to Stanford, Barnard, Columbia, Yale, Smith and Bryn Mawr.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: There are ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes. Special education teachers, each specializing in a content area, work in the ICT classes and tutor students before and after school several days a week. Children from a District 75 program in the building are integrated into regular classes, administrators said. A buddy system pairs these students with general education peers from Millennium for academic and social support.

ADMISSIONS: Open to students citywide. (Aimee Sabo, May 2015; updated 2020)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
99%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
95%
Average daily attendance
 
98%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
5%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
75%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
75%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

698
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
53%
Students with disabilities
 
14%
Multilingual learners
 
0%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
97%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
8%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
4%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
67%
9.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
204
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
85%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
10%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
28%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
25%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
19%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
27%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
95%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
92%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
93%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
37%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Millennium High School

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

Comprehensive interdisciplinary liberal arts program with many opportunities for AP courses; Exhibition (a long-frame individual research paper and related presentation) in grade 12.

Millennium High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Mandarin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP World History: Modern, AP Physics 2, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Fencing, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location

Location

75 Broad Street
Manhattan NY 10004

Trains: 1 Line to South Ferry; 2 Line, 3 Line to Wall St; 4 Line, 5 Line to Bowling Green; A Line, C Line to Fulton St; J Line, Z Line to Broad St; R Line, W Line to Rector St

Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM18, M15, M15-SBS, M20, M55, M9, QM11, QM25, QM7, QM8, X1, X10, X10B, X11, X12, X14, X15, X17, X17A, X19, X2, X27, X28, X3, X37, X38, X4, X42, X5, X7, X8, X9


Contact

Principal: Colin Mcevoy

Parent Coordinator: Katherine Lee

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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