Lower East Side Preparatory High School (01M515)

145 Stanton Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-505-6366
Email: info@lespnyc.com
Hours: -
Principal: Rene Anaya
School Website: https://www.lespnyc.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43711
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/01M515/HS/
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Essex St
Bus: B39, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M8, M9
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Lower East Side Preparatory High School boasts a safe, supportive, and technology-rich environment that motivates all students to succeed. With a renowned ENL/Transitional Bilingual program in Spanish and Chinese, and a variety of enrichment, AP, Regents Prep, and Extended Day courses, LESP sends more than 80% of their graduates to college. The transfer school provides structure and support to those who are over-aged and under-credited, and help students get a new start, whether from around the world, or around the block.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Internships Available, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, 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 Calculus AB, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Table Tennis
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Soccer, Table Tennis
Student Government (International Food Festival, Student Wellness, Talent Show, Community Events), Latino Unido Culture Club, Chinese Culture Club, LEO Community Service, Robotics, Mouse Squad, Coding, Anime, Chess. Clubs are created according to student interest, which are taken into account at the beginning of each year.
Lower East Side Preparatory High School(A44A)

Transfer high schools are designed to serve students who, based on their grade or age, are off-track to accumulate enough academic credits to meet high school graduation requirements. Only applicants ranked by the school will receive an offer.
  • (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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 6
<5 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
173 (28) / 60
187 / 60
Lower East Side Preparatory High School (A44A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

17 / 47 (0.36)
11 / 13 (0.85)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 58% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 97% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 34% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (-1-)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
College Aptitude
Unknown 100.00%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (-1-)
Student Population:
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%