High School for Media and Communications (06M463)

549 Audubon Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10040, Manhattan
Phone: 212-927-1841
Email: bgalvez@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:10am - 2:31pm
School Website: https://www.mediahs.nyc/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46514
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/06M463/HS/
Subway: 1 to 191st St; A to 190th St
Bus: Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98
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Program Details
Publication and Design Academy (M30B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

This program exposes students to a variety of writing experiences through courses in journalism, creative writing and screenwriting. Students choose the genre of their interest and will have their pieces published in the school newspaper, Rise, Babel in the Heights, yearbook, and the school magazine of fiction and non-fiction. Students have opportunities to collaborate with and/or intern at publishing companies, including Simon & Schuster.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then 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 %
Publication and Design Academy (M30B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

11 / 24 (0.46)
1 / 6 (0.17)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Media is a strong community of learners where students graduate as empowered and responsible participants of society. Students develop 21st century skills through AP, film production, journalism and advisory courses. Our state-of-the-art television and recording studio is supported by our partnerships with Simon & Schuster, Film at Lincoln Center, MNN, and HITN. Students create multiple literary publications such as The Legacy Student Newspaper, Rise, Babel in the Heights and a Journal of fiction and non-fiction pieces. (Ask us for copies when you visit!) Our committed teachers see each student for who they are and are responsive to their needs. Ultimately, we develop lifelong learners who will prosper in college and future careers.

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: 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 Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 89% 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 11.10%
4-Year College 27.70%
Other Postsecondary 4.40%
Unknown 56.80%

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 51.50%
Female 48.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.30%
Black 10.70%
Hispanic 86.20%
White 1.20%
Other 1.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 64.30%
White 17.90%
Other 17.80%