Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, The (03M299)

122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10023, Manhattan
Phone: 212-799-4064
Hours: 8:17am - 2:34pm
Principal: Stephen Noonan
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Subway: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St; A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72
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The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry (MGHS) is a learning community in which deep engagement with works of art enhances the imaginative capacity of all students. In partnership with The Maxine Greene Institute our teachers work with the Institute's Teaching Artists to explore Imaginative Inquiry across the curriculum. Through our Restorative Practices, we work to foster the sense of self-worth, empathy, and agency necessary for students to become participatory citizens who will create a more just, humane, and vibrant world.

Academic Highlights: Summer internship programs are available with Columbia University along with summer youth job opportunities through our SYEP Career Ready program., Tuition-free courses are offered through CUNY College Now which partners with various schools including John Jay and BMCC in addition to Baruch College. C, Specific aesthetic inquiry/art units of study are planned and taught with teaching artists from the Maxine Greene Institute., Arts and aesthetic inquiry-based instruction are integrated across all subject curriculums.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Summer Orientation, Uniform, 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 English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP United States Government and Politics, Chemistry (Advanced Science)
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry(M11R)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

At MGHS we believe that: Our school is a place of possibility with an atmosphere of excellence; Our students are prepared for higher education, entrance into the work force, and community involvement; A small, nurturing school environment allows students to be known as individuals; Partnerships with outside organizations, agencies, colleges and universities bring enrichment to the curricula and instructional programs in the school.

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) 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 / 60
<5 / 12
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
153 (18) / 120
142 / 120
The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry (M11R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

11 / 94 (0.12)
7 / 26 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 48% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 71% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 7% 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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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 4.60%
4-Year College 24.60%
Unknown 70.80%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 58.20%
Female 41.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 33.60%
Hispanic 60.00%
White 4.50%
Other 1.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 35.70%
White 42.90%
Other 21.40%