High School for Environmental Studies (02M400)

444 West 56 Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-262-8113
Email: Jfeliciano13@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
School Website: https://www.envirostudies.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41017
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M400/HS/
Subway: 1, A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; E to 50th St; N, Q, R to 57th St
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M50, M57, M66, M7
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Program Details
Honors Academy (M41D)
Environmental Science

Mathematics and science research, work in university laboratories.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Honors Academy (M41D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

198 / 47 (4.21)
6 / 13 (0.46)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The mission of HSES is to promote environmental integrity, social equity and economic prosperity for all learners through challenging hands-on collaborative learning experiences that promote citizenship, scholarship and leadership within our community and the world at large. Our Three Roots philosophy anchors all of our work within the school. Our Three Roots focus on Knowing Every Student Well, Equity and Rigor, and Environmental and Climate Justice.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge

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 Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Table Tennis, Yoga
Anime, Art, Badminton, Black Student Association, Drama, Envirothon, Environmental Media Studio, Feminist Club, Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Drama, Gamers, Generation Z Club, Girls Who Code, Glee, Green Team, Hiking, Hydroponics, Internship, J Club, Latino Students Union, K-Pop, MakerSpace, Media Club, Model UN, Music, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Photography, Rooftop, Science Research, Student Government, Sustainability, Table Tennis, Weight Training, Yearbook
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 16% 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 14.60%
4-Year College 52.20%
Vocational Program 0.40%
Unknown 32.80%

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 47.00%
Female 52.70%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 12.40%
Black 13.30%
Hispanic 56.70%
White 14.30%
Other 3.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 13.90%
Black 9.70%
Hispanic 18.10%
White 54.20%
Other 4.10%