High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice (03M492)

122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10023, Manhattan
Phone: 212-501-1201
Email: creyes47@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm
School Website: https://www.lacjhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45435
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M492/HS/
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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About

Our mission is to create a climate that promotes excellence in learning. Our students develop into intelligent, critical thinkers who are supportive members of their communities. We accomplish this through collaboration and a personal learning atmosphere. Our culture celebrates success with high expectations for students as well as adults. The students will be immersed in the study, inquiry, and advocacy of law, with required involvement in community service, thus enabling them to realize their individual potential throughout the greater community. Our hope is that students will view themselves as pioneers of the new millennium, and we expect them to be counted among the great success stories of tomorrow.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, 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 Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
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
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Step, Yoga, Basketball Club
Programs
Law, Advocacy and Community Justice High School(M14A)
Law & Government

Students take law courses in their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years in addition to their social studies courses; a college preparatory focus is incorporated into the curriculum.

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
Early College Preparatory Program(M14B)
Law & Government

In conjunction with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, our College Preparatory Program offers students access to earn multiple college credits in high school. College courses are offered at the school during the school day, after school as well as at the college campus. Credits earned with John Jay College will be transferable to any college that accepts CUNY transfer credits.

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
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
441
398
    Grade 12 Students
75
86
    Grade 11 Students
91
91
    Grade 10 Students
105
114
    Grade 9 Students
170
107
Graduation %
91
74
College %
52
67
Early College Preparatory Program (M14B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Law, Advocacy and Community Justice High School (M14A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

91 / 118 (0.77)
13 / 32 (0.41)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 41% responded
Academic Rigor 
  66.14%
Academic Engagement 
  49.50%
Safety 
  56.78%
Bully Prevention 
  50.75%
Inclusivity 
  80.60%
Mental Support 
  59.00%
Environment 
  53.55%
Post-School Support 
  67.44%
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.00%
School Satisfaction 
  58.33%
Student Behavior 
  56.33%
Student Support 
  72.33%
School Leadership 
  65.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  61.60%
Instructional Development 
  72.76%
Post-School Support 
  83.38%
Family Responses - 8% responded
Education 
  75.63%
Teacher Support 
  83.17%
Safety 
  77.33%
School Community 
  79.44%
School Leadership 
  85.18%
Post-School Support 
  73.50%

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. %
  86.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  61
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  33
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  83.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  410
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  437
Postsecondary
2-Year College 16.30%
4-Year College 47.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.20%
Unknown 34.70%

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 33.10%
Female 66.70%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
  9.30%
Students with IEPs:
  17.70%
Economic Need Index:
  84.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.40%
Black 26.50%
Hispanic 62.80%
White 4.10%
Other 3.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.10%
Black 25.80%
White 48.40%
Other 9.70%
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