HIGH SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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444 W 56TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019
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Phone: 212-262-8113
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 234
  • Number Students: 936
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 200
  • Principal: Ms Shirley Matthews
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (60 ratings)
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    School Reviews (49 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-05
    "Lessons to incoming freshmen, transfer out as soon as you can, don't what the teachers say personally(if you choose to stay), they live in their own world, one that is stuck in a mediocre school, study ahead of the class, be neutral,don't express any hint of your beliefs unless they're republican/same as the teachers/ the entire school believes the same things as you or you can get the entire school to rally around you. Read 'A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror' by Howard Zinn, and watch The Young Turks."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-05
    "There is a reason why most students at this school go to public(like CUNY) and state colleges. The teachers berate and belittle students they don't like which can either be based on race or things like making their jobs harder (A little context, this school was a lot better in the early 2000s, this is cannon fodder for the school's republican ideology.) or both. This is not conducive to a learning environment. It also makes teacher's act acrimoniously towards students who expect the teachers to teach them and makes students who teach themselves, show that the school is a waste of tax dollars because the teachers merely reiterate what the students taught themselves, and don't do their jobs."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-05
    "There is a reason why most students at this school go to public(like CUNY) and state colleges. The teachers berate and belittle students they don't like which can either be based on race or things like making their jobs harder(A little context, this school was a lot better in the early 2000s, this is cannon fodder for the school's republican ideology.) or both. This is not conducive to alearning environment. It also makes teacher's act acrimoniously towards students who expect the teachers to teach them and makes students who teach themselves, show that the school is a waste of tax dollars because the teachers merely reiterate what the students taught themselves, and don't do their jobs."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-05
    "It s not a science-heavy school it s a science-infused school, Mike Hojnacki This is inherently contradicting. "In modern usage, "science" most often refers to a way of pursuing knowledge, not only the knowledge itself" wikipedia. So considering the past test scores of students, and this statement, the teachers clearly don't think science is about knowledge. As for the other definition, if they saw how bad the test scores were, they would have changed they way teachers taught the students, changed how the administration managed the school, and changed how students got admitted. If this doesn't happen, you should avoid this school, if you want to have a good education. If there are any 8th graders reading this, just play it safe and not apply to this school, to any incoming freshmen, study for and retake the SHSAT or transfer out as soon as possible to a better school which requires you to suffer a little bit but it will be worth it, your education is invaluable and you won't get one here. and anyone thinking about transferring to this school, don't unless you have no other choice."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-04
    "The teachers are not only bad but they are also biased and they bring their biases into the classroom. The teachers at this school reuse past lessons that don't work for the majority of students and that is evident in the test scores, some teachers don't even come up with their only lessons but they use lessons they get online which is may or may not work for the majority of students but the teachers don't care whether the students pass or not since they bring in their personal biases to try and bring down the students they don't like. They do this by giving the student a lower score on things like essays, participation, classwork and yelling at students for doing something annoying like asking to go to the bathroom or talking, deny a student a letter of recommendation, or openly mocking students in class. This negatively affects students grades and consequently creates an antagonistic environment in which fights happen constantly. It's not just the students who are affected but the teachers are as well which is why all the good teachers who taught the subject well and get high regents scores have left for better opportunities like the french teacher who now teaches at stuyvesant."
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