East Side Community School (01M450)

420 East 12 Street, Manhattan, NY 10009, Manhattan
Phone: 212-460-8467
Email: hsadmissions@eschs.org
Hours: 8:40am - 3:30pm
Principal: Mark Federman
School Website: https://www.eschs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41375
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/01M450/HS/
Subway: 6 to Astor Place; L to 1st Av
Bus: M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M8, M9
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Program Details
East Side Community (M58A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum requires students in each class to read, write, think, analyze, share, explore, solve, create, collaborate, present, discuss, debate, question, defend, negotiate, compromise, and most importantly, reflect upon themselves as learners. The goal of the school is to create a community of highly skilled students, lifetime learners, critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who, upon graduation, will be prepared to succeed in college and beyond. This program requires students to complete an assignment as part of admissions. Soon, you will be able to upload your completed assignment through MySchools. Learn more at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/AssessmentHS

Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered in the same priority group order (see PRIORITY GROUPS above) for 70% of seats.
  • For the remaining 30% of seats, all students will be considered in priority group order.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
0 / 12
0 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
East Side Community (M58A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

255 / 66 (3.86)
78 / 29 (2.69)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

We are a small college preparatory school that takes pride in our engaging and challenging curriculum. In our small classes, our students creatively apply what they learn to complete interesting, relevant and rigorous projects. Our teachers know our students well and provide the support they need to succeed. Because we believe that it is important for students to discover and develop their passions, we offer our students an amazing amount of extracurricular activities and travel opportunities that they enjoy tremendously. East Side is a great setting for students who are interested in being part of a vibrant and diverse community that focuses on academic, social, and emotional growth.

Academic Highlights: All students have an Advisor, Portfolio and Project Based Inquiry Curriculum, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 70% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Uncredited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Flag Football, Running Club, Soccer, aseball, Basketball, Crew, Cycling, Flag Football, RUnningm, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Volleyball
Skateboarding, Chess, Debate, Model U.N., School Newspaper, Science, Student Council,National Honors Society, College Now, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Morgan Stanley Mentoring, Baruch STEP, Asian American, Biobus Science Explorers, GayStraight Alliance, Asian Students Association, Green Team, Literacy Leaders, Activist/Upstander, Principal’s Book Club, Coding, Film
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 85% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 54% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 5.60%
4-Year College 77.80%
Vocational Program 5.60%
Unknown 11.00%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 54.20%
Female 45.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 8.00%
Black 12.60%
Hispanic 55.80%
White 19.50%
Other 4.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 16.90%
Hispanic 32.30%
White 40.00%
Other 10.80%