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: 6
  • 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: 350
  • Number Students: 1400
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 200
  • Principal: Ms Shirley Matthews
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (49 ratings)
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    School Reviews (38 Reviews)
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    Posted 2013-11-19
    "Regarding the honors academy , I agree it is not easy to get in. I am a honors student and I got chosen because I was also very good in middle school. You can't come to the school with the mentality that you will automatically be places in the honors acad if you didn't work for it . I came in freshman year and was immediately placed in honors because of my middle school grades . By having one decent marking you can't expect you be places in honors. The honors acad prepares you for the ap course and the ap courses come with very challenging exams which is why not everyone can be placed in honors. Next year , how ever , there will be no honors acad; there will be only ap and regulars. My experience in the school so far had been great ! I love the staff and the teachers. The key to success is to have a positive attitude !"
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    Posted 2013-10-26
    "I am currently a sophomore at HSES . There's many things people would enjoy to say about the school and put the school without actually going to the school. Highschool for enviromental studies is a school that's very divers. Many parents say that the school is bad but NO SCHOOL is bad . Maybe a parent needs to check themself at home & how they raise their child. A school is not responsible for a child personal behavior . Also i agree with the whole you have to fight to get into honor classes . But the things that majority of people are basically complaining about is the student. My name is Jakaira Jimenez and my opinion is that if you go to HSES or have thought of transfering do a good research , present yourself towards the school go to open houses and ect. Don't just make a bad impression of the school for 1bad experience . Watch how you direct yourself towards others , attitued ,tone , body language, and for last language in general."
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    Posted 2013-05-21
    "My son wants to be a Marine Biologist and got his acceptance letter to The High School for Environmental Studies after their open house. I sent an emailed during the break requesting a visit upon return. Imagine my surprise they said NO! I called the Guidance Officer who said No! I asked for the Parent Coordinator and explained to her that I/We just wanted a chance to enter and maybe meet the office staff to just get a feel for the school. I was very honest that the reviews online wasn't good and I wanted to give them a 2nd chance. She made excuses and said she thought the reviews were removed as she requested previously and that this is NYC" things happen". The best part is when she finally said yes and I requested the next morning,,,, she said no "she's taking a personal day off", I asked for the morning after that at 10am and her response was that I should call first. I called that morn at 8.45 and 9.15 to confirm and I got no response, she finally called at 10.45 not realizing it was me (she used call log) after her shock she asked if I can be there in 1/2 hr or it can't be done. Well... I Quit and sent my son for the 2nd round Choices it's better now than Sept. Thanks!!!"
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    Posted 2012-10-08
    "Hello my name is Bent Yitzhari, I graduated in 2012.Environmental Studies is just what you make of it. If you do well and study hard then i promise you that you will get accepted into a good college. Do not blame the school, blame the students for not caring about their lives. P.S i had the best time of my life!"
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    Posted 2012-07-24
    "I am currently a Junior at High School for Environmental Studies. I have had a disappointing experience at this school. I came into HSES expecting challenging courses and a welcoming school environment. So far, I have yet to receive either. HSES puts certain students in an Honors Academy program that they usually remain in for their four years in the school. It is nearly impossible to get into this program if you were not selected at first. I think the program is extremely unfair because only those students get access to AP courses. Ever since my freshman year I have had to fight to get into honors classes and/or AP courses. Why should a student who has proved herself over and over again be kept out of the classes she deserves to be in. Additionally, it is so hard to voice your opinion unless you scream and shout it to the principal herself. This school frustrates me and makes me regret not transferring as the days go by. I did not and continue to not enjoy my experience at HSES. There are a list of other things I dislike about the school but unfortunately there are not enough characters available for me to express my frustration. I would not recommend HSES."
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