International High School at Union Square (02M438)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-533-2560
Email: info@ihs-us.org
Hours: 09:00am - 03:30pm
Principal: Vadewatie Ramsuchit
School Website: https://www.ihs-us.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43710
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M438/HS/
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68
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About

International High School at Union Square has a multicultural student population of recent immigrants, and we see our diversity as an asset. Our mission is to empower students to thrive in a diverse world by helping them learn to collaborate with others and advocate for themselves. To accomplish this, we immerse students in real life based, interdisciplinary projects in a supportive, personalized atmosphere. Students are supported in every class to use English and their home languages to discover new ideas, express opinions and synthesize learning. Our goal is for graduates to identify as global citizens with both rights and responsibilities in the world.

Academic Highlights: Microeconomics, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), College Now Courses @ CUNY Poetry in America, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Health Center, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Session

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Handball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball
Activities
Alianza, Peer Tutoring, Art Club, French Heritage Club, Hispanic Heritage, Arts Club (Talent Show) Global Kids (Drumming), City Wide Global Kids, Student Government, Glasswing, KCulture Club, Gaming Club, Music Club, LGBTQ Club, Saturday Academy, Dream Team Club
Programs
International High School at Union Square(Y46A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We are a small school with immigrant students who come from over 45 different countries and speak over 25 different languages. Our school fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment, and our staff speak different languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. We offer English classes, internships, CUNY College Now Classes, Mentoring, small advisory groups, college exploration, and extensive social work services.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents - see eligibility
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
340
324
    Grade 12 Students
77
93
    Grade 11 Students
67
83
    Grade 10 Students
99
60
    Grade 9 Students
97
88
Avg. Class Size
18.0
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 19
<5 / 35
Graduation %
89%
86%
College %
47%
68%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
286 (61) / 68
45
255 / 68
32
International High School at Union Square (Y46A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

56 / 53 (1.06)
5 / 15 (0.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 85% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.14%
Academic Engagement 
  75.25%
Safety 
  85.44%
Bully Prevention 
  82.38%
Inclusivity 
  91.90%
Mental Support 
  80.50%
Environment 
  81.64%
Post-School Support 
  88.00%
Teacher Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
  89.67%
School Satisfaction 
  95.83%
Student Behavior 
  70.44%
Student Support 
  92.87%
School Leadership 
  94.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.80%
Instructional Development 
  85.00%
Post-School Support 
  95.88%
Family Responses - 52% responded
Education 
  93.20%
Teacher Support 
  86.33%
Safety 
  94.00%
School Community 
  88.00%
School Leadership 
  93.55%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%

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. %
  81.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  29
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  28.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  394
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  390
Postsecondary
2-Year College 7.40%
4-Year College 48.90%
Unknown 43.70%

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 55.30%
Female 44.70%
English Language Learners:
  93.20%
Students with IEPs:
  2.40%
Economic Need Index: 
  0.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.40%
Black 12.10%
Hispanic 74.40%
White 4.70%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 19.20%
White 57.70%
Other 23.10%
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