Manhattan International High School

Grades: 9-12
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Our Insights

What’s Special

A nice mix of arts and academics help children learn to speak English

The Downside

Few after school offerings

Manhattan International offers a stable, safe environment for students who have lived in the country for less than four years. Students learn to speak, write and read in English in regular high school classes. They work in small groups on projects and make presentations of their work each year. They do not receive letter grades. Students come from more than 50 countries and speak over 40 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Wolof and Nepali.

The school has an excellent track record and earns high marks on the city’s Quality Review in all areas. Art and technology programs allow children to practice English in interesting ways; they study photography, video, animation and drama in partnerships with Magic Box Productions, Reel Works and MCC Theater. All 9th through 11th graders take computer science classes. The school is equipped with iPads and other technology according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

Academic classes are 70 minutes long. Faster and slower learners are mixed together so children can learn from each other. Only math classes are divided by skill and range from pre-Algebra to advanced placement Calculus.

Older students teach younger ones practical skills, such as how to use the city's transportation, and they check in on a child’s adjustment with questions like: "Do you feel comfortable here?" "Do you want to go back to your country?"

In a 9th grade theater class, students work on non-verbal and verbal communication to build confidence. This helps prepare them for presentations at the end of each year. Prior to graduation, students must give a 30-minute presentation and produce a portfolio of their work. They must also pass the English Regent's exam. (Other schools require students to pass five Regents exams; Manhattan International students are not required to take most Regents.)

A disadvantage of the school's small size is there are not many after-school offerings or clubs. Teens may join Julia Richman complex sports teams. The building is shared by three other small high schools: Urban Academy, Vanguard, Talented Unlimited as well as a K-8 school, Ella Baker, and a District 75 program for children with special need, P226M, for teens ages 12-15 who have autism. 

Each senior at Manhattan international is assigned a staff mentor to help with graduation portfolios and college readiness. Graduates attend a range of colleges from CUNY and SUNY schools to others such as Wesleyan, Fordham, Columbia, Colby and Middlebury.

Admissions: The school only admits students who have been in the country for less than four years who are not proficient in English. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, September 2018)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
69%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
69%
Average daily attendance
 
79%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
55%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
0%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
0%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

298
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
72%
Students with disabilities
 
2%
Multilingual learners
 
77%
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?
 
91%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
9%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
6%
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?
 
95%
9.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
100
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?
 
86%
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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
6%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
9%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
6%

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?
 
43%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
26%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
37%
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?
 
68%
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
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

The Manhattan International High School

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

The Software Engineering Program (SEP) is a multi-year, comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science education program for grades 9 to 12. The SEP curriculum gives students instruction and experience in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design, physical computing, game design and 3D printing. SEP students participate in local and central hackathons, and in work-based experiences with major industry leaders and partners.

Software Engineering Program (SEP)

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

The Software Engineering Program (SEP) is a multi-year, comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science education program for grades 9 to 12. The SEP curriculum gives students instruction and experience in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design, physical computing, game design and 3D printing. SEP students participate in local and central hackathons, and in work-based experiences with major industry leaders and partners.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP 2-D Art and Design

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

317 East 67th Street
Manhattan NY 10065

Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line, N Line, R Line, W Line to 59th St-Lexington Ave; 6 Line to 68th St-Hunter College; Q Line to 72nd St; F Line to Lexington Ave

Buses: BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M31, M4, M57, M66, M72, M98, Q101, Q32, Q60, QM2, QM20, QM3


Contact

Principal: Gladys Rodriguez

Parent Coordinator: Carolina Cedano

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Julia Richman Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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