High School For Climate Justice (02M655)

320 East 96 Street, Manhattan, NY 10128, Manhattan
Phone: 212-348-1694
Email: cgual@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 9:00am - 3:20pm
School Website: https://www.climatejustice.nyc
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41465
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M655/HS/
Subway: 6 to 96th St
Bus: BxM1, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M101, M102, M103, M106, M15, M15-SBS, M31, M86-SBS, M96, M98
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At the High School for Climate Justice, we provide a rigorous & culturally responsive academic curriculum in a supportive environment that elevates student voice and facilitates opportunities for students to grow and become agents of change in their communities. Students at the High School for Climate Justice engage in rigorous coursework and curriculum that are grounded in Culturally-Responsive practices. Classes seek to build community by embracing individual identity through carefully crafted learning experiences, thoughtful text-selection, and meaningful reflection. Teachers work collaboratively to plan interdisciplinary units that highlight our Climate Justice grade themes and reveal the interconnectedness of the various academic disciplines. With a focus on Criticality, students become the agents of change in their own education, our school, and their communities.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

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 Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Bowling, Fitness Club, Ping Pong, Basketball
Anime Club, Art Club, Band/Choir Club, Big Brother/Big Sister, Bike Club, Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Program, Chess Club, Crochet Club, Culture Club, Dance Club, Explore Urban Spaces Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Music Production Club, Philosophy Club, Podcasting Club, Pono sanctuary Visits, Resilient Schools Consortium, SAT Prep & Tutoring, Student Council. Fall Outdoor Social, Halloween Festival, Thanksgiving Pie Party, Winter Concert & Cocoa, Ice Skating and Spring Field Day
HS for Climate Justice(M40A)
Health Professions

Focus on Life Sciences with science electives, internships, mentoring, and research opportunities.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then 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
Graduation %
College %
HS for Climate Justice (M40A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

36 / 119 (0.30)
6 / 33 (0.18)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 81% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 21% 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:

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 6.80%
4-Year College 34.10%
Other Postsecondary 9.10%
Unknown 50.00%

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 51.80%
Female 48.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.10%
Black 22.90%
Hispanic 55.20%
White 5.20%
Other 9.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 18.50%
White 55.60%
Other 25.90%