Hudson High School of Learning Technologies

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Computers, not textbooks, are at the core of instruction

The Downside

Attendance is low

Hudson High School of Learning Technologies has laptops for all children and most lessons incorporate technology. It is a safe school that is three-quarters male and ethnically diverse. One-quarter of the school population has special needs. Principal Nancy Logozzo says the staff prioritizes emotional intelligence, friendships and working through conflicts. Hudson is housed in the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex. Classrooms are on the first floor decorated with fresh, brightly colored paint.

In classes, children use technology, for example, to make bar graphs, using Excel, showing the distance of planets from the sun, or may shoot and edit short videos of scenes they act out from novels, such as Pride and Prejudice. Hudson offers culturally responsive lessons and students read diverse and challenging materials, Logozzo said, reflecting a school population with a significant number of students from Spanish-speaking households, as well as French, Haitian-Creole, Chinese and other home languages. The school offers about half a dozen advanced placement classes for high achievers.

The school has an informal feel: students may wear hats in class, for example, and may go out to lunch if they have good grades and their parents permission. The homework load is not oppressive; students do roughly an hour a night. 

Students may take part in sports teams with other schools in the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex or may sail on the Hudson River as part of the Hudson River Community Sailing program [photo from school website shows the staff sailing during teacher appreciation week].

Hudson has a robust internship and corporate mentorship program. Students are placed in major companies across the city. The Future Project has what is known as a Dream Director who works with students to identify and take action toward making their passions and dreams come to life, Logozzo said. 

A downside: Attendance is low. More than half the students miss 18 days or more of school. 

The school works with the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), an organization that aims to help students who enter high school below grade level graduate on time and go onto college. Hudson also offers a school-wide literacy class known as Right to Read, which is required for all four years of attendance.

Special education: Logozzo was a teacher and assistant principal at the Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts, and Sciences, a school particularly known for integrating students with special needs and general education students. Logozzo says this school integrates special needs students into regular classes with two teachers called Integrated Co-Teaching, or ICT. She says both general education and special education students benefit from having two teachers in the classroom. Students who would be placed in a self-contained class in other schools, are placed in an ICT class here, and also get extra help in the resource room.

Admissions: Priority to Manhattan students. Open admission is lottery based. (Saba Sebhatu, Web Reports, emails with the principal, Sept. 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
81%
Average daily attendance
 
83%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
48%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

367
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
83%
Students with disabilities
 
25%
Multilingual learners
 
8%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
55%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
82%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
42%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
24%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
71%
1.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
115
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
77%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

 
8%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
1%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
29%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
8%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
42%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
30%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
63%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by 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

Hudson High School of Learning Technologies

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

Hudson High School of Learning Technologies is the "School of Awesome"; a place where all individuals grow as learners, leaders, collaborators, and mentors. At HHSLT, we leverage digital resources and create personalized learning opportunities to inquire, reflect and construct, while building responsibility and resiliency.

Hudson High School of Learning Technologies D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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

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Contact & Location

Location

351 West 18th Street
Manhattan NY 10011

Trains: 1 Line to 18th St; A Line, C Line, E Line, L Line to 14th St

Buses: M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17


Contact

Principal: Michael Wilson

Parent Coordinator: Epifanie Medina

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Bayard Rustin Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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