Columbia Secondary School (05M362)

425 West 123 Street, Manhattan, NY 10027, Manhattan
Phone: 212-666-1278
Email: roxanabosch@columbiasecondary.org
Hours: 8:00am - 2:26pm
School Website: https://www.columbiasecondary.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44871
Admissions Information: https://tinyurl.com/y4fkapjr
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/05M362/HS/
Subway: 1 to 116th St-Columbia University; A, B, C, D to 125th St
Bus: M10, M100, M101, M104, M11, M116, M125, M2, M3, M4, M5, M60-SBS, M7
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About

Columbia Secondary School (CSS) is a school serving grades six through twelve which specializes in academically talented students who have an interest in a selective and demanding program focusing on math, science, and engineering. CSS immerses students in science and math as a way of making sense of the world. Learning experiences focus on active exploration of major concepts, ideas, and theories that respond to life's big questions. Our students become aware of their responsibilities to their communities and to the world. At CSS, students engage in their own explorations so that they may experience the excitement of discovery.

Academic Highlights: Students take Philosophy, Engineering, Spanish, Creative Arts, and an Elective- Math, Science, and Engineering Program, Humanities sequence includes Philosophy coursework- Electives in the Sciences and Creative Arts, Focus on sustainability and community service, Access to Columbia University facilities and may participate in early college study on campus

Other Features: Dress Code, Extended Day Program, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Calculus (Advanced Math), Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Science (Advanced Placement), Science (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Rugby, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball
Programs
Columbia Secondary School(A15A)
Science & Math

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
401
385
    Grade 12 Students
94
94
    Grade 11 Students
83
83
    Grade 10 Students
116
112
    Grade 9 Students
108
96
Graduation %
97
97
College %
85
90
Columbia Secondary School (A15A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,618 / 88 (18.39)
119 / 24 (4.96)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 10% responded
Academic Rigor 
  81.14%
Academic Engagement 
  61.25%
Safety 
  74.89%
Bully Prevention 
  56.50%
Inclusivity 
  86.10%
Mental Support 
  69.90%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  86.09%
Teacher Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
  94.00%
School Satisfaction 
  74.83%
Student Behavior 
  75.67%
Student Support 
  79.53%
School Leadership 
  75.13%
Instructional Clarity 
  65.80%
Instructional Development 
  66.65%
Post-School Support 
  94.64%
Family Responses - 19% responded
Education 
  76.25%
Teacher Support 
  79.33%
Safety 
  82.00%
School Community 
  78.11%
School Leadership 
  75.27%
Post-School Support 
  90.50%

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. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  80
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  46
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  92.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  600
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  584
Postsecondary
2-Year College 9.30%
4-Year College 82.40%
Unknown 8.30%

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 51.75%
Female 48.25%
English Language Learners:
  0.50%
Students with IEPs:
  22.40%
Economic Need Index:
  51.80%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.70%
Black 21.20%
Hispanic 38.90%
White 28.40%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 14.90%
White 63.80%
Other 21.30%
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