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Independence High School

Grades: 10-12
850 10th Avenue
Manhattan NY
Phone: 212-262-8067

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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

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?
79%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
14%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
69%
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?
75%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
54%
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
7%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
7%
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
342
Asian
3%
Black
32%
Hispanic
61%
White
4%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
9%

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
63%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
48%
68% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Independence High School
Admissions Method: Transfer

Academics

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
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Hell's Kitchen (District 2)
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
Esteban Colon

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with the HS for Environmental Studies
Metal detectors?
No

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