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P.S. M079- Horan School

Grades: 6-12
55 East 120th Street
Manhattan NY 10035
Phone: 212-369-3134

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What’s Special

Work-study for students with special needs

The Downside

Little information available

PS M079, which serves over 250 students grades 7-12, is located in East Harlem. The student body consists mainly of learners with autism, intellectual disabilities, or multiple challenges. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 77 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Additionally, the quality of teaching is good according to the 2015 Quality Review.

The CEP also notes that the students are offered work site opportunities. A few examples of previous work sites include: The Metropolitan Hospital, Modells Sporting Goods, Goodwill Industries, Association to Benefit Children, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, and Eastside Floor Supplies and Services.

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ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS M079 is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)

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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 students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
18% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90% 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?
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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

Contact & Location


East Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 6 Line to 116th St; 4 Line, 5 Line to 125th St
Buses: M1, M7, M35, M60-SBS, M98, M100, M101, M102, M103, M116, Bx15


Greer Phillips
Parent Coordinator
Carolina Mirabal

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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