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.

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 Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
326
330
    Grade 12 Students
87
91
    Grade 11 Students
66
90
    Grade 10 Students
85
59
    Grade 9 Students
88
90
Graduation %
90
87
College %
33
34
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
Spanish
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 
  75.71%
Academic Engagement 
  61.67%
Safety 
  73.00%
Bully Prevention 
  66.25%
Inclusivity 
  86.00%
Mental Support 
  72.10%
Environment 
  71.36%
Post-School Support 
  80.56%
Teacher Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
  96.00%
School Satisfaction 
  96.00%
Student Behavior 
  87.56%
Student Support 
  96.80%
School Leadership 
  98.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  98.40%
Instructional Development 
  95.53%
Post-School Support 
  97.75%
Family Responses - 89% responded
Education 
  93.50%
Teacher Support 
  91.67%
Safety 
  95.67%
School Community 
  86.67%
School Leadership 
  95.91%
Post-School Support 
  95.50%

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. %
  91.60%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  59
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  46
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  47.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  381
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  409
Postsecondary
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:
  32.80%
Students with IEPs:
  21.50%
Economic Need Index:
  94.70%
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%
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