Washington Irving High School

Washington Irving High School serves 1,039 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Washington Irving High School operates within the New York City Geographic # 2 School District.
The school district's 96% graduation rate is higher than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1039 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,039 students
Washington Irving High School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Washington Irving High School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade Washington Irving High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Washington Irving High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
8%
Washington Irving High School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
58%
23%
Washington Irving High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
34%
19%
Washington Irving High School Black (2006-2012)
White
2%
48%
Washington Irving High School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Washington Irving High School Sch Ethnicity Washington Irving High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.68
Washington Irving High School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
82%
42%
Washington Irving High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Washington Irving High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 61,084 students has grown by 12759% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic # 2 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
106
3
Number of Students Managed 61,084 1,136
New York City Geographic  # 2 School District Number of Students Managed (2004-2012)
Graduation Rate 96% 86%
New York City Geographic  # 2 School District Graduation Rate (2007-2009)
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $29 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $21,692
District Spending / Student n/a $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Washington Irving High School is located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City. Named after the author Washington Irving.This school once used to be an all girl school but now is a co-ed school. This school has had many problems during its transition. Level of violence among students have forced the implementation of metal detectors. It was considered an impact school (a school in need of assistance) under Mayor Bloomberg's effort to fix problems plaguing the New York City school system.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is International High School At Union Square (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is High School For Language And Diplomacy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is School Of The Future High School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Recommended September 20, 2013 - I AM A SINGLE PARENT AND SINCE MY SON WHO ATTENDS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL STARTED GOING TO YOUR SCHOOL, HE HAS NOT ONLY IMPROVED IN HIS BEHAVIOR BUT HE IS NOW BEING SOUGHT AFTER BY DIFFERENT COLLEGES. NOT ONLY IS THAT PHENOMENAL BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HE EXPRESSES HIMSELF IN GOING. AS A PARENT, IF NO ONE HAS TOLD EACH OF YOU...THANK YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR PUTTING UP WITH ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF OUR CHILDREN..YOUR STUDENTS.. ONCE AGAIN FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...THANK YOU!!!! - Posted by Parent

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