Central Park East High School (04M555)

1573 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10029, Manhattan
Phone: 212-860-5929
Email: msegura@cpe-hs.org
Hours: 9:00am - 3:25pm
Principal: Mayra Messi
School Website: https://www.centralparkeasths.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43006
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/04M555/HS/
Subway: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; 6 to 103rd St
Bus: BxM11, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M96, M98
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Central Park East HS reflects NYC's cultural diversity. Our rigorous academic program provides a wide range of college preparatory and AP courses that prepare our students for the most competitive colleges and universities. Students engage in college access workshops through our four year College Seminar Program, which culminates in a senior internship. In addition to required coursework, students participate in academic enrichment programs that provide SAT prep, mentoring, and college access opportunities. Students build community through our Peer Mentoring program, and a variety of extra-curricular clubs, athletics, and leadership opportunities. We are deeply committed to our students' academic, social and emotional well-being.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

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 Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Uncredited])
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Dance, Fitness Club, Golf, Ultimate Frisbee
Anime Club, Badminton Club, Black Student Union, The Brotherhood/SisterSol, Chess Club, Class of Consciousness Club, Computer Coding, Dance, Debate Club, Digital Media & Film, Environmental Green Team, Frisbee Club, Futures and Options Internship Program, Girls Who Crush Rock Climbing, Glamour Gals Community Service, Girls, Inc., High School Law Institute, International Travel Club, Korean Culture Club, LGBTQ+ Club, Minds Matter, Mural/Art Club, Mt. Sinai Hospital MedDocs Program, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Opportunity Network, PeerTutoring Program, Photography, School Newspaper (Madison Times), SEO Scholars, Student Government Association, Red Cross Club, Science Lab Technician Club, Soccer Club, Volleyball Club, Yearbook Club
Central Park East(M86A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (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
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 9
<5 / 11
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
4,324 (1,508) / 125
4,540 / 115
Central Park East (M86A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,358 / 100 (13.58)
155 / 25 (6.20)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 85% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 48% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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 8.30%
4-Year College 76.60%
Other Postsecondary 0.80%
Unknown 14.30%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 40.40%
Female 59.20%
Other 0.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 14.10%
Black 23.50%
Hispanic 51.90%
White 7.20%
Other 3.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 67.60%
Other 32.40%