High School for Environmental Studies (02M400)

444 West 56 Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-262-8113
Email: Jfeliciano13@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
School Website: https://www.envirostudies.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41017
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M400/HS/
Subway: 1, A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; E to 50th St; N, Q, R to 57th St
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M50, M57, M66, M7
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About

The mission of HSES is to promote environmental integrity, social equity and economic prosperity for all learners through challenging hands-on collaborative learning experiences that promote citizenship, scholarship and leadership within our community and the world at large. Our Three Roots philosophy anchors all of our work within the school. Our Three Roots focus on Knowing Every Student Well, Equity and Rigor, and Environmental and Climate Justice.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge

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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Table Tennis, Yoga
Activities
Anime, Art, Badminton, Black Student Association, Drama, Envirothon, Environmental Media Studio, Feminist Club, Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Drama, Gamers, Generation Z Club, Girls Who Code, Glee, Green Team, Hiking, Hydroponics, Internship, J Club, Latino Students Union, K-Pop, MakerSpace, Media Club, Model UN, Music, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Photography, Rooftop, Science Research, Student Government, Sustainability, Table Tennis, Weight Training, Yearbook
Programs
Environmental Studies(M41C)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary program emphasizing environmental studies: the natural environment, the urban environment, and environmental ethics. Students are expected to engage in research, environmental projects and internships, and complete a senior thesis.

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) Open to New York City residents
Honors Academy(M41D)
Environmental Science

Mathematics and science research, work in university laboratories.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
1,075
1,098
    Grade 12 Students
256
278
    Grade 11 Students
313
257
    Grade 10 Students
256
318
    Grade 9 Students
250
245
Graduation %
92
93
College %
70
77
Environmental Studies (M41C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

385 / 223 (1.73)
55 / 61 (0.90)
Offers - Waitlist
Honors Academy (M41D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

198 / 47 (4.21)
6 / 13 (0.46)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.29%
Academic Engagement 
  53.17%
Safety 
  73.33%
Bully Prevention 
  70.50%
Inclusivity 
  87.60%
Mental Support 
  64.30%
Environment 
  65.91%
Post-School Support 
  79.11%
Teacher Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
  84.67%
School Satisfaction 
  85.00%
Student Behavior 
  66.00%
Student Support 
  87.40%
School Leadership 
  86.93%
Instructional Clarity 
  84.00%
Instructional Development 
  82.18%
Post-School Support 
  97.38%
Family Responses - 16% responded
Education 
  80.25%
Teacher Support 
  83.00%
Safety 
  87.00%
School Community 
  83.44%
School Leadership 
  91.09%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  88.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  64
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  60
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  71.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  463
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  477
Postsecondary
2-Year College 14.60%
4-Year College 52.20%
Vocational Program 0.40%
Unknown 32.80%

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 47.00%
Female 52.70%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
  4.90%
Students with IEPs:
  17.00%
Economic Need Index:
  72.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 12.40%
Black 13.30%
Hispanic 56.70%
White 14.30%
Other 3.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 13.90%
Black 9.70%
Hispanic 18.10%
White 54.20%
Other 4.10%
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