Emma Lazarus High School for English Language Scholars (02M394)

100 Hester Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-925-5017
Email: Frosa22@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: -
Principal: Michael Giovacchini
School Website: https://www.emmalazarus.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48678
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M394/HS/
Subway: 6, N, Q, R to Canal St; B, D to Grand St; F to East Broadway; J, Z to Bowery; M to Delancey St
Bus: B39, BxM18, M1, M103, M14A-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M22, M55, M9
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ELHS offers English Language Learners a small, exceptionally supportive and academically rigorous environment for learning and growth. We are a safe, diverse, and interactive community with students from all parts of the world. Our high graduation rates and college enrollments are directly related to the community we create, the high qualtiy instruction we provide, and the accesibility of the instrution for all levels of English Language Learners. Students often enter speaking little to no English and over 90% or our graduates enter college. We have the highest rate of New York State Advanced Regents for ELL's of any single high school in the state. Because we believe in the capacity of each student, through our collaborative supports and students' hard work, our ELL students excel.

Academic Highlights: Diploma Endorsements Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • Transfer School, which serve students aged 16 to 21 who have fallen behind in credits or left school for an extended period of time
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Diploma Endorsements
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Basketball, Co-ed Soccer
Advisory, After school classes/tutorials/peer tutoring, paid Internships, National Honor Society, Student Government, GSA, Extra curricular affliations: Lincoln Center Theatre; Horticultural Society: Flanboyan; NYC Mission Society; Educational Alliance; Charles B. Wang; NY Public Library; Nex Gen Youth Theatre
Emma Lazarus High School for English Language Scholars(A42A)

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 - see eligibility
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 / 0
<5 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
94 (19) / 60
80 / 60
Emma Lazarus High School for English Language Scholars (A42A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

15 / 47 (0.32)
4 / 13 (0.31)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 87% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 70% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 80% 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:

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%

View Full Academic Data:

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%