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High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice

Grades: 9-12
122 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan NY 10023
Phone: 212-501-1201

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students may observe trials in a local court

The Downside

Poor attendance

At this small school, housed in the Martin Luther King Educational Complex, students may take part in mock trials organized by a local judge or attend actual court cases. They may learn about the law from a visiting lawyer or travel to Washington, DC, for an overnight trip, according to the school’s website.

The school has a safe and inclusive environment and students have good interactions with their teachers, according to the Quality Review. However, most students enter with weak academic skills and attendance is below average. 

Students may take part in the many sports teams on the Martin Luther King campus. 

Admissions: Educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of low, to average and high achieving students. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, November 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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
78%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
43%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
83%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
72%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
81%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
78%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
45%
45% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
44%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
69%
67% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
6%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
429
Asian
5%
Black
33%
Hispanic
58%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
7%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
44%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
48%
64% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
64%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Law, Advocacy and Community Justice High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Students take law courses in their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years in addition to their social studies courses; a college preparatory focus is incorporated into the curriculum.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

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

Contact & Location

Location

Upper West Side (District 3)
Trains: 1 Line to 66th St-Lincoln Center; 2 Line, 3 Line to 72nd St; A Line, C Line, B Line, D Line to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Buses: M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72

Contact

Principal
Doreen Conwell
Parent Coordinator
Luta Fernandez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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