Law classes and mock court
Declining enrollment, poor attendance
High School for Law and Public Service offers a three-year law course sequence in addition to regular high school courses. The school has a mock trial team and runs moot court cases.
Founded in 1999, Law and Public Service shares the George Washington Educational Campus with four other schools. The structure is old but Law and Public Service is on a sunny floor that makes it feel grand. All students must pass through metal detectors
The school is safe and orderly with happy teachers, according to NYC school surveys, but enrollment has declined over the past decade. Fewer students graduate on time. Roughly half the students miss at least a month of school.
Many students arrive with low skills. To catch up, all incoming ninth and tenth graders have double periods of reading and writing, and 10th graders have a double period of algebra. The school has after school tutoring, homework help, Saturday classes and lunchtime tutoring. Immediate referrals can be made to an on-site health clinic.
The school has a four-year visual arts sequence that includes studio art, graphic arts and art history. A theater class performs twice a year, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.
Admissions: Educational option seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-achievers. Dual language is screened for language ability. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Law and Public Service
At the High School for Law and Public Service, teachers, administrators, parents and caregivers work together to develop mature citizens committed to their community and high achievement. Our graduates have experience in and knowledge of the public sector, law and have the ability to make positive change in the community. Internships, mentoring programs, and partnerships offer our students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to real-life settings.
Spanish Transitional Bilingual
Dual Language programs are designed to integrate English Language Learners with English-proficient students to receive content instruction in English and a target language.
High School for Law and Public Service ACES 15:1 Program
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Contact & Location
549 Audubon Avenue
Manhattan NY 10040
Trains: to 191st St; to 190th St
Buses: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98
This school shares the George Washington Educational Campus with four other schools