549 Audubon Ave
New York, NY 10040
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
High School For Media & Communications serves 404 students in grades 9-12.
High School For Media & Communications placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

High School For Media & Communications ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

High School For Media & Communications's student population of 404 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

High School For Media & Communications is ranked within the top 30% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of High School For Media & Communications is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1045 out of 4228 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
85%
27%
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Black
12%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
60-64%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 60-64% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27 (Btm 50%)

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