Essex Street Academy (02M294)

350 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-475-4773
Hours: 9:25am - 4:10pm
School Website:
NYCDOE Website:
Admissions Information:
Quality Snapshot:
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St
Bus: B39, M1, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9
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Program Details
Essex Street Academy (M37X)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We provide a supportive, performance-based, college-preparatory program for all students. Please visit our school website for tour and open house dates.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
  • Applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) will be considered first for 50% of seats
  • For the remaining 50% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Essex Street Academy (M37X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

456 / 64 (7.13)
107 / 17 (6.29)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

At Essex Street Academy, students learn to be critical, creative thinkers in a diverse and supportive school community. Graduates demonstrate mastery of skills and content in each discipline by completing in-depth, inquiry-based projects. Through small classes and advisories, teachers get to know their students as individuals while nurturing their intellectual curiosity and emotional development. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities outside the classroom through partnerships with local universities, professional internships, international study, and outdoor leadership programs; and to become active members of their community both inside and outside of school.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), Art Offerings - Visual Arts, Music and Theater, Language Offerings - Spanish and French, College Bound Class in 11th and 12th grades

Other Features: College Trips, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, 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 (based on family income) for 50% of seats.

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Boxing, Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football, Running Club, Soccer
Black Student Union, Boxing / Martial Arts, Big Sibs, Community Service, Dance Club, Fitness Club, Senior Activities, Junior Fundraising, GSA, Mock Trial, Music Club, Art and Literary Magazine, Newspaper Club, Running Club, Strength Training Club, Student Government, Theater Club, Video Game Club, Yearbook, Photography, Fashion Club, Sewing Club, Knitting Club, Film Club, French Club, ESA Student Ambassadors
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 45% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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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 11.30%
4-Year College 66.40%
Unknown 22.30%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here:

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 42.20%
Female 57.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 6.50%
Black 20.70%
Hispanic 46.20%
White 22.70%
Other 3.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.70%
Black 16.70%
White 56.70%
Other 9.90%