Frank McCourt High School (03M417)

145 West 84 Street, Manhattan, NY 10024, Manhattan
Phone: 212-362-2015
Email: ms.austen@fmhsnyc.org
Hours: 8:30am - 3:15pm
School Website: https://www.fmhsnyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47840
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M417/HS/
Subway: 1 to 86th St; B, C to 81st St - Museum of Natural History
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS
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About

Frank McCourt High School graduates are prepared for rigorous post high school academics and employment. Students develop mastery in 8 key 21st century skills valued in college and in career including collaboration, innovation, and research. Students are expected to problem-solve in teams and revise their work to demonstrate improvement in their skills. FMHS student Advisory groups meet daily and support student social emotional development as well as encourage community engagement in school and through service. Alumni transition easily to 4-year college and university programs after earning special high school diplomas with distinction.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Diversity in Admissions, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 66% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Research, AP Seminar, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Programs
Frank McCourt High School(A21A)
Project-Based Learning

Our school is a member of the Mastery Collaborative and committed to using cooperative groups to teach students skills and content. We focus on developing college and career readiness skills. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please contact the school directly.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
DIA Admissions:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 66% of seats.
  • For the remaining 34% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
421
405
    Grade 12 Students
92
84
    Grade 11 Students
105
95
    Grade 10 Students
108
116
    Grade 9 Students
116
110
Graduation %
95
97
College %
82
82
Frank McCourt High School (A21A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

381 / 94 (4.05)
62
32
49 / 26 (1.88)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.71%
Academic Engagement 
  59.33%
Safety 
  86.33%
Bully Prevention 
  71.25%
Inclusivity 
  88.00%
Mental Support 
  71.30%
Environment 
  70.36%
Post-School Support 
  77.22%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  93.67%
School Satisfaction 
  94.50%
Student Behavior 
  70.67%
Student Support 
  92.20%
School Leadership 
  89.53%
Instructional Clarity 
  77.80%
Instructional Development 
  91.59%
Post-School Support 
  96.00%
Family Responses - 50% responded
Education 
  85.50%
Teacher Support 
  78.33%
Safety 
  92.67%
School Community 
  81.67%
School Leadership 
  89.00%
Post-School Support 
  88.50%

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. %
  95.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  35
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  29
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  96.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  478
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  524
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.60%
4-Year College 61.70%
Unknown 24.70%

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 42.80%
Female 57.20%
English Language Learners:
  2.90%
Students with IEPs:
  23.00%
Economic Need Index:
  53.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 5.20%
Black 13.80%
Hispanic 44.40%
White 33.30%
Other 3.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 16.10%
Hispanic 19.40%
White 58.10%
Other 6.40%
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