West End Secondary School (03M291)

227-243 West 61St Street, Manhattan, NY 10023, Manhattan
Phone: 212-245-1506
Email: Karyn@westendsecondary.com
Hours: 08:30am - 02:50pm
School Website: https://www.westendsecondary.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44977
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M291/HS/
Subway: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72
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Program Details
West End Secondary School (M92A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students engage in in-depth discipline specific Learning Expeditions that are aligned to the regents curriculum. Field experiences enhance students learning. Students engage in original research and participate in a small group advisory program called "Crew."

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on 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 in the same priority group order (see PRIORITY GROUPS above) for 60% of seats.
  • For the remaining 40% of seats, all students will be considered in priority group order.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
394
409
    Grade 12 Students
89
113
    Grade 11 Students
101
91
    Grade 10 Students
104
100
    Grade 9 Students
100
105
Graduation %
100
College %
West End Secondary School (M92A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

412 / 71 (5.80)
42
29
71 / 19 (3.74)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

We promote and support scholarly endeavors through a rich and varied curriculum, emphasizing our core values of creativity, compassion, wonder, and resilience. Through an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing New York City as a learning lab, students experience rigorous coursework through authentic expeditions, which culminate in public presentations of learning. Expeditions engage students in case studies that examine and analyze compelling topics from a variety of perspectives. Our advisory program (Crew) is a unique structure to support student development. It is expected that students work towards achieving an Advanced Regents diploma and have the opportunity to take multiple Advanced Placement (AP) courses through a partnership with AP For All. WESS offers extensive opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, course-related travel, and service learning.

Academic Highlights: AP Capstone, Integrated College Advisory, Crew (Advisory), AP For All, Community Service

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

School Features:

  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 60% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Rugby, Running Club, Soccer, Rock Climbing
Activities
Student Council , Chess, Rock climbing, Debate, WESS Talks, Black Student Union (BSU), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Model UN, Mindfullness , National Honor Society, Social Justice Club, WESS Side Stories (Newspaper), WESS Player (theater)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.14%
Academic Engagement 
  59.67%
Safety 
  79.56%
Bully Prevention 
  69.88%
Inclusivity 
  86.50%
Mental Support 
  69.10%
Environment 
  70.36%
Post-School Support 
  73.82%
Teacher Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
  83.00%
School Satisfaction 
  73.00%
Student Behavior 
  68.44%
Student Support 
  88.33%
School Leadership 
  63.00%
Instructional Clarity 
  64.40%
Instructional Development 
  78.53%
Post-School Support 
  91.18%
Family Responses - 45% responded
Education 
  88.63%
Teacher Support 
  87.00%
Safety 
  95.67%
School Community 
  83.33%
School Leadership 
  92.36%
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. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  65
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  54
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  97.80%
Avg. ACT English Score
  25
Avg. ACT Math Score
  21
Avg. ACT Reading Score
  26
Avg. ACT Science Score
  25
Avg. SAT Math Score
  547
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  588
Postsecondary
2-Year College 3.60%
4-Year College 69.60%
Unknown 26.80%

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 53.00%
English Language Learners:
  2.00%
Students with IEPs:
  20.10%
Economic Need Index:
  29.30%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 8.40%
Black 10.20%
Hispanic 22.10%
White 54.80%
Other 4.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 11.80%
White 68.60%
Other 19.60%
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