New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School (NEST+m) (01M539)

111 Columbia Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-677-5190
Email: admissions@nestmk12.net
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
School Website: https://nestmk12.net/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42948
Admissions Information: https://nestmk12.net/admissions/upper-grade-admissions
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/01M539/HS/
Subway: F, J, M, Z to Essex St
Bus: B39, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M21, M22, M8, M9
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Program Details
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math (M29A)
Science & Math

At NEST+m, intellectualism, inclusivity, collaboration and exploration within and beyond our school community enable our students to lead lives filled with learning, discovery and purpose. We provide a range of services for students with disabilities including a full-inclusion program. NEST+m students blossom into practitioners: scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists, writers, historians, musicians, painters, and linguists who approach their studies with passion and purpose. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please visit https://nestmk12.net/admissions/upper-grade-admissions .

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
DIA:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 66% of seats. For the remaining 34% of seats, all students will be considered.
  • Please note: this school's Diversity in Admissions priority only applies to seats for non-continuing students.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
620
611
    Grade 12 Students
193
150
    Grade 11 Students
156
196
    Grade 10 Students
122
161
    Grade 9 Students
149
104
Graduation %
99
99
College %
77
89
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math (M29A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,757 / 118 (14.89)
77
41
95 / 32 (2.97)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

NEST+m is a Citywide G&T K-12 school. Our academically rigorous program has made us one of the finest schools in the city. We are committed to developing each student's capacity for academic and intellectual achievement through individual and collaborative learning. We provide a range of services for students with disabilities including a full-inclusion program. NEST+m students blossom into practitioners: scientists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, historians, musicians, painters, linguists & artists. NEST+m students develop the academic mindsets and metacognitive skills necessary for long-term learning. Multiple opportunities exist for student internships and exploration in the Sciences & Arts.

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Diversity in Admissions, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 66% of seats for new students. Please note: this school's Diversity in Admissions priority only applies to seats for non-continuing students.

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton Club, Dance Team, Cheerleading Team, Skateboarding Club, Step Club, Table Tennis Club, Yoga & Meditation Club
Activities
School Newspaper, National Honor Society (NHS), Peer Leaders Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Asian Culture Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Fashion Club, Feminism Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Genealogy Club, Jewish Student Union, Latino & Hispanic Student Union (LHSU), Mediterranean Culture Club, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Coding Club, Debate Club, Investment Club, Literary Magazine Club, Math Team, Model UN, Next Generation Politics, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad Team Science Research Club, A Capella Project, Anime Club, Art Club, Film Club, Improv Troupe, Jazz Combo Club, Tech Crew, Advertising & Marketing Club, Key Club, Nature Club, Red Cross Club, WE Club, Blog & Podcast Club, Tabletop Gaming Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.00%
Academic Engagement 
  64.50%
Safety 
  86.67%
Bully Prevention 
  77.50%
Inclusivity 
  89.10%
Mental Support 
  73.00%
Environment 
  73.91%
Post-School Support 
  81.64%
Teacher Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
  87.00%
School Satisfaction 
  89.33%
Student Behavior 
  79.44%
Student Support 
  90.33%
School Leadership 
  86.93%
Instructional Clarity 
  82.60%
Instructional Development 
  85.35%
Post-School Support 
  95.55%
Family Responses - 41% responded
Education 
  94.13%
Teacher Support 
  91.50%
Safety 
  96.20%
School Community 
  85.67%
School Leadership 
  95.64%
Post-School Support 
  96.50%

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  99.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  82
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  67
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  99.50%
Avg. ACT English Score
  29
Avg. ACT Math Score
  26
Avg. ACT Reading Score
  29
Avg. ACT Science Score
  26
Avg. SAT Math Score
  623
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  634
Postsecondary
2-Year College 2.00%
4-Year College 80.70%
Unknown 17.30%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.20%
Female 50.80%
English Language Learners:
  0.50%
Students with IEPs:
  18.50%
Economic Need Index:
  42.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 31.10%
Black 8.90%
Hispanic 16.00%
White 38.50%
Other 5.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.50%
Black 6.20%
Hispanic 7.20%
White 64.90%
Other 4.20%
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