MANHATTAN CENTER FOR SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

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280 PLEASANT AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10029
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Phone: 212-876-4639
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 413.3
  • Number Students: 1653
  • Number Teachers: 100
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Jose Jimenez
  • 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

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    School Reviews (179 Reviews)
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    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The cirriculum when I first applied was more varied, however many of them have been dropped. There is a large amount of AP classes that are dependent on grades and teacher recommendations. There is statistics, calculus (ab and be) computer science, environmental, physics, biology, chemistry, English (both language and reading), U.S. History and world history. The workload depends on the teacher. They also offer standard regents courses physics, chemistry, etc. The scheduling is annoying at times, considering the guidance counselor moves people around claiming to equalize classes. But then when someone they know asks for a schedule change, they get it."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "I feel that in a lot of high schools nowadays, they don't have motivational and inspiring adults in there lives. In Manhattan Center that was not the case at all, I made a lot of connections with not only teachers but students. I had a lot of great moments there not only the talent shows every year, but also my trip to Italy, and the senior events."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "I would not join this school over again. Four years in the same environment mainly dealing with bad teachers with rude attitudes and guidance counselor who take "lunch" break for the whole day. I'm a senior and as college applications due date approaches I can count on one hand when I could actually find my counselor. I lost count how many times she was at lunch. Many teachers talk about each other behind one another's back, which is unprofessional. And there are bad things about the principal that you could find online. They are also very unorganized and applying to college I knew so little and had to rely on research. I did not know these things entering this school. It wasn't all bad though. I made great friends. It has such a diverse student body, and most kids are nice, but you cannot really generalize when it comes to people's behaviors. I have never heard of someone being bullied, or even a freshman Friday since my freshman year. The teachers teaching methods are not really there fault, it's mostly the board of education trying to "standardize". But I still had some brilliant teachers who could make you pay attention and give you an awesome recommendation. Having a good attitude can help you have a good network. There is an abundance of clubs and kids are not afraid to be themselves. The talent show is definitely the most popular event by far. Unlike the senior days, it is an event where people get to be entertained. If the school would work on being organized it really could be a good school."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "I kind of enjoy going to school every day to expect something new to learn that will help me towards my future career. Mostly, everyone in the school is friendly and approachable."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-12-01
    "Has prepared me well for classes in my college. Classes like AP Calculus and AP Physics C have given me lots of preparation for college level coursework."
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