Independence High School

Grades: 10-12

Our Insights

Independence High School is a small high school in Hell's Kitchen serving grades 10 through 12. This school shares a building with the HS for Environmental Studies.

This is a transfer alternative school, which admits older students who have fallen behind in credits, dropped out, or need a fresh start. Transfer schools are designed to help students get back on track towards graduation. The principal has been leading this school since 2003.

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School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
58%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
58%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

360
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
86%
Students with disabilities
 
36%
Multilingual learners
 
10%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
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?
 
74%
17.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
171
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?
 
91%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 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

 
3%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
4%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
22%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
3%

Music

 
0%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by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?
 
8%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
8%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
30%
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?
 
85%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 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

Independence High School

Admissions Method: Transfer

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Psychology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition

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

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Contact & Location

Location

850 10th Avenue
Manhattan NY 10019

Trains: 1 Line, A Line, C Line, B Line, D Line to 59th St-Columbus Circle; E Line to 50th St; N Line, Q Line, R Line, W Line to 57th St

Buses: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M50, M57, M66, M7, X1, X12, X14, X30, X42, X7, X9


Contact

Principal: Ron Smolkin

Parent Coordinator: Denise Yepez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with the HS for Environmental Studies

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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