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High School of Arts and Technology

Grades: 9-12
122 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan NY 10023
Phone: 212-501-1198

Our Insights

What’s Special

Kids run their own mock businesses

The Downside

Poor academic performance

The High School of Arts and Technology, a small school in the Martin Luther King Educational Campus, give students the chance to create and run their own make-believe businesses in a “virtual enterprise” class. They may study web design, coding and visual arts.

Mariela Graham, the founding principal of the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice, a successful all-girls’, grades 6-12 school in Brooklyn, became principal of the High School of Arts and Technology in 2017.

Most students enter 9th grade with poor academic skills. Attendance is poor. While three-quarters graduate on time, few are well-prepared for college.

Admissions: Educational option, a formula designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. (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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
27%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
45%
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?
40%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
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?
58%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
68%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
34%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
16%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
54%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
492
Asian
6%
Black
32%
Hispanic
55%
White
4%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
81%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
52%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
52%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
53%
68% Citywide Average


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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Arts & Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average
  • Standardized Test Scores: Average
Digital Media
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States 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 NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

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: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72, X12, X14, X30, X42

Contact

Principal
Mariela Graham

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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