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International High School at Union Square

Grades: 9-12
40 Irving Place
Manhattan NY 10003
Phone: 212-533-2560

Our Insights

International High School at Union Square is a small high school in Gramercy serving grades 9 through 12. This school accepts applicants for 9th and 10th grade. This school shares the Washington Irving Educational Campus with five other schools. This school has screened admissions programs, meaning applicants need to meet certain requirements, for example a minimum GPA, perform an audition, or submit a portfolio, to be considered. For more information check out 'Programs & Admissions'.

The principal has been leading this school since 2014.

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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?
87%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
33%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
87%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
82%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
69%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
33%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
24%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
70%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
356
Asian
16%
Black
20%
Hispanic
54%
White
10%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
3%
English language learners
86%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
33%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68%
68% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

International High School at Union Square
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

We are a small school with immigrant students who come from over 45 different countries and speak over 25 different languages. Our school fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment, and our staff speak different languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. We offer English classes, internships, CUNY College Now Classes, Mentoring, small advisory groups, college exploration, and extensive social work services.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Gramercy (District 2)
Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line, L Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line, W Line to 14th St-Union Square
Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

Contact

Principal
Vadewatie Ramsuchit
Parent Coordinator
Indira Breton Peguero

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Washington Irving Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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