Murray Hill Academy

4.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
111 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Murray Hill Academy serves 317 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Murray Hill Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Murray Hill Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Murray Hill Academy's student population of 317 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Murray Hill Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Murray Hill Academy is 0.62, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#928 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
9%
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Hispanic
52%
27%
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Black
32%
17%
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White
5%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.620.71
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Murray Hill Academy is Manhattan Academy For Arts And Languages (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Quest To Learn (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I enjoy myself at this school and the student teacher interaction at this school are empathetic. The teachers are willing to assist you with the conflicts that occur in this school with things such as teacher peer mentoring along with the three guidance councilors we have.
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4  
Murray Hill Academy has come a long way since it opened in 2010. It has evolved into an extremely safe school with the best teachers I've ever worked with. The administration has changed, which has been a massive improvement and the school is now one of the best in the city. It has 7 AP Courses and two specialization tracks- Math/Computer Science and College Humanities that is very competitive and is now attracting a very different population of students. The staff is always trying new ways of teaching through our Japanese lesson study research and I've never been happier working somewhere else. The administration trusts the teachers and students are very happy. I would definitely send my child to this school- there are so many opportunities!
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5  
The school is a wonderful oppurtunity for all, college readiness classes are excellent and the learning environment is pretty clean.
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2  
I am a former teacher who resigned from this school due to its unsafe conditions. This school is a horrible place to work and learn. Fights break out multiple times per week. Many students have requested safety transfers for this reason. Some students refuse to attend and miss months of school out of fear for their safety while they wait for a transfer. A visitor came to the school and was unable to meet with students because a multi-student fight broke out in the hallway. He had to remain in the principal's office for his own safety. One female student was attacked in the bathroom by another female student. The bathroom's are locked while classes are in session so that students do not smoke illegal substances inside of them. The attendance teacher routinely berates and humiliates parents and the principal is aware and allows her to do so. Only 40% of students passed the Regent exams during the first year. This is a horrible statistic, but the principal called it "good for the first year." This is probably why the scores have not improved much. The principal is in denial about the school's failure to meet its student's needs. If you want your child to succeed, do NOT send him or her to Murray Hill Academy.
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