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High School for Excellence and Innovation

Grades: 9-12
650 Academy Street
Manhattan NY 10034
Phone: 212-569-1022

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

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

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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!


Language Courses


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


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


Inwood (District 6)
Trains: 1 Line, A Line to Dyckman St
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx20, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M3, M4


Tyona Washington
Parent Coordinator
Maria Espaillat

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with the Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies and JHS 52
Metal detectors?

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