High School for Excellence and Innovation

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

High School for Excellence and Innovation is a small high school in Inwood serving grades 9 through 12. This school shares the building with the Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies and JHS 52.

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 2008.

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School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
66%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
75%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
91%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

153
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
95%
Students with disabilities
 
14%
Multilingual learners
 
60%
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?
 
100%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
5%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
5%
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?
 
94%
12.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
95
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?
 
68%
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

 
46%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
19%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
44%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
5%

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?
 
15%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
21%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

High School for Excellence and Innovation

Admissions Method: Transfer

Program Description:

Our school presents an opportunity for 15- and 16-year old New York City residents entering the 9th grade for the first time. We believe that although these students have been held back two years during elementary and/or middle school, our trimester system and small class sizes will allow the pace and attention for these students to achieve in high school and be prepared for college and 21st century career paths!

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Art History

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Softball

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

650 Academy Street
Manhattan NY 10034

Trains: 1 Line, A Line to Dyckman St

Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx20, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M3, M4


Contact

Principal: Tyona Washington

Parent Coordinator: Maria Espaillat

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with the Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies and JHS 52

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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