47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School (02M047)

223 East 23 Street, Manhattan, NY 10010, Manhattan
Phone: 917-326-6668
Email: wshama@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:25am - 02:45pm
School Website: https://47aslhs.net
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45874
Admissions Information: https://www.47aslhs.net/apply.html
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M047/HS/
Subway: 6 to 23rd St; L to 3rd Av
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M9, QM21, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68
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Program Details
American Sign Language Studies Program (M54A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students partake in a four-year ASL program graduating with a proficiency in American Sign Language. Graduates can expect to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. In addition to learning American Sign Language, students are exposed to the culture and social perspective of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Priority to "47" American Sign Language & English Lower School students
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents who know or are interested in learning American Sign Language
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
American Sign Language Studies Program (M54A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

58 / 54 (1.07)
15 / 15 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

At "47" the American Sign Language and English High School, we believe that all students have the right to learn in an inclusive, academically rigorous environment. Our graduates emerge proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). Our small school community nurtures responsible citizens of the world, addressing all aspects of young adult development by providing the necessary individual supports for our students to be college and career ready.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP United States Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
American Sign Language
Boys PSAL Sports
Girls PSAL Sports
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Soccer
Anime, Boardgames, Crochet, Dungeons and Dragons, Fashion, Fitness, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, Performing Arts, Student Equity, and Student Government
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 47% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 14% 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:

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 20.00%
4-Year College 58.40%
Other Postsecondary 1.50%
Unknown 20.10%

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 38.70%
Female 61.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.50%
Black 14.60%
Hispanic 79.40%
White 3.50%
Other 1.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 68.60%
Other 31.40%