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P.S. M721- Manhattan Occupational Training Center

Grades: 6-12
250 West Houston Street
Manhattan NY 10014
Phone: 212-675-7926

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students with intellectual disabilities gain work experience

The Downside

Little information available

PS M721 is a safe and orderly school where students agree that bullying does not happen frequently, surveys report.

The school, which serves around 180 students ages 11-21, is located in the West Village in Manhattan. The student body mainly consists of learners with intellectual disabilities, but there are a small number of learners with autism, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, and emotional disabilities. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 82.8 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) and we read in the 2015 Quality Review that the quality of teaching at this school is good.

The CEP also highlights that a portion of the students participate in work site instruction for part of the day. The schools work-sites include Housing Works, Caring Community, Goodwill, VA Hospital, Greenwich House, Riverside Rehab Residence, Mott Street Senior Center, New York Public Library, New York Eye and Ear Hospital, TJ Max, 7-Eleven, Burlington House, US Department of Labor, Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, and Community of Special Education (DOE).

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ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS M721 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
80%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
34%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
62%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81%
85% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
0% 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?
93%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.1

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
198
Asian
8%
Black
30%
Hispanic
49%
White
12%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
38%


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

Contact & Location

Location

West Village (District 2)
Trains: 1 Line to Houston St; C Line, E Line to Spring St; A Line, B Line, D Line, F Line, M Line to West 4th St-Washington Square
Buses: M20, M21, M55

Contact

Principal
Sholom Fried
Parent Coordinator
Madeline Nieves

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with H.S. 560 City-As-School
Metal detectors?
No

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