Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) (06M348)

511 West 182Nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10033, Manhattan
Phone: 212-781-0524
Email: y.sanchez@wheelsnyc.org
Hours: 8:35am - 3:25pm
School Website: https://www.wheelsnyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44806
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/06M348/HS/
Subway: 1 to 181st St; A to 175th St
Bus: Bx11, Bx13, Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx3, Bx35, Bx36, Bx7, M100, M101, M3, M4, M5, M98
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Program Details
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (M88A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students participate in interdisciplinary learning across all subject areas.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
453
441
    Grade 12 Students
101
90
    Grade 11 Students
121
102
    Grade 10 Students
113
129
    Grade 9 Students
118
120
Graduation %
90
92
College %
69
76
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (M88A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

165 / 90 (1.83)
69 / 25 (2.76)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Our mission is to work with families to prepare each student academically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially to succeed in the college of their choice and beyond. We provide a small, nurturing environment where high expectations, excellent instruction, and dedicated faculty work relentlessly to meet the needs of all students. Consider our school if you strive to become a skilled problem-solver, effective communicator, adventurous risk-taker, and an active contributor to the school and local community. Our high expectations coupled with our commitment to creating a sense of membership and belonging for all students is why so many of our students are fulfilling our mission, graduating from college and pursuing meaningful careers.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Business (Business Management/Operations)

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships, Summer Session

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: Spanish

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 English Language and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
ELL Programs
Dual Language: Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer
Activities
Theater, Student Government, PRIDE Club, Stoked Skateboarding Club, CryptoClub, CareerReady SYEP and Work-Based Learning
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.43%
Academic Engagement 
  66.67%
Safety 
  83.11%
Bully Prevention 
  73.75%
Inclusivity 
  90.70%
Mental Support 
  77.80%
Environment 
  74.91%
Post-School Support 
  88.82%
Teacher Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
  84.33%
School Satisfaction 
  78.83%
Student Behavior 
  56.22%
Student Support 
  80.80%
School Leadership 
  76.07%
Instructional Clarity 
  68.20%
Instructional Development 
  78.12%
Post-School Support 
  86.91%
Family Responses
Education 
  94.63%
Teacher Support 
  95.20%
Safety 
  95.80%
School Community 
  86.78%
School Leadership 
  96.00%
Post-School Support 
  91.33%

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. %
  91.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  56
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  34
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  58.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  445
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  452
Postsecondary
2-Year College 18.50%
4-Year College 54.30%
Unknown 27.20%

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 54.70%
Female 45.30%
English Language Learners:
  17.00%
Students with IEPs:
  24.90%
Economic Need Index:
  89.30%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 2.90%
Hispanic 92.70%
White 0.40%
Other 3.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 6.20%
Black 6.20%
Hispanic 40.70%
White 43.20%
Other 3.70%
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