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.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (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
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
199
236
    Grade 12 Students
64
63
    Grade 11 Students
41
66
    Grade 10 Students
54
42
    Grade 9 Students
40
65
Graduation %
100
94
College %
74
71
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
Basketball
Girls PSAL Sports
Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Soccer
Activities
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 
  74.29%
Academic Engagement 
  62.75%
Safety 
  89.44%
Bully Prevention 
  75.88%
Inclusivity 
  88.30%
Mental Support 
  70.80%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  79.44%
Teacher Responses - 47% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.67%
School Satisfaction 
  79.50%
Student Behavior 
  70.78%
Student Support 
  87.67%
School Leadership 
  63.73%
Instructional Clarity 
  65.80%
Instructional Development 
  83.76%
Post-School Support 
  96.63%
Family Responses - 14% responded
Education 
  85.88%
Teacher Support 
  91.50%
Safety 
  96.00%
School Community 
  82.67%
School Leadership 
  91.27%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  98.40%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  46
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  51
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  96.80%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  397
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  434
Postsecondary
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:
  4.00%
Students with IEPs:
  26.60%
Economic Need Index:
  83.00%
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%
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