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Hudson High School of Learning Technologies

Grades: 9-12
351 West 18th Street
Manhattan NY
Phone: 212-488-3330

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)

 

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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?
55%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
71%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
85%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
81%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
40%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
30%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
54%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
458
Asian
6%
Black
28%
Hispanic
60%
White
3%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
82%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
55%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
84%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
81%
68% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 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

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Chelsea (District 2)
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
William Hart Iii

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Bayard Rustin Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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