Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change (05M670)

200-214 West 135Th Street, Manhattan, NY 10030, Manhattan
Phone: 212-283-8055
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
Principal: Cynthia Carmona Davis
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Subway: 2, 3 to 135th St
Bus: Bx33, M1, M10, M100, M101, M102, M104, M11, M125, M2, M3, M7
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Thurgood Marshall Academy is an academically rigorous environment where college and career readiness drive instruction and practices. Every student will embrace their global responsibility, have a vision for their future, a plan for realizing that vision, and the knowledge skills, and experiences for setting in motion. The school has an emphasis on Social Justice as well as Community Service. 90% of our students graduate in four years. TMA serves grades 6-13 with a specific purpose of preparing students for college or to move directly into a variety of career and training programs. As a school of approximately 500 students, we are able to know and support our students in this small community. We have established over twenty community partnerships that range from technology and design to street squash. Students are expected to participate in college courses through our partnerships with different colleges and universities during the 10th and 11th grades. We offer mentoring programs dedicated to both young women and men. Our sports include male and female basketball teams and a male squash team. Grades 6-8 programming includes wrap-around supports with our extended learning time partner, SOBRO which runs from 2:40-6:00PM Mondays through Fridays free of charge. 74% of students passed core courses.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, JV, Varsity Basketball
Brothers On a New Direction (BOND), Peer Forward Mentoring, Young Eisner Scholars Program (YES), My Brother's/Sister's Keeper, College Now, Student Government, Brotherhood/Sister Sol, YMCA, GLOW, HEAF
Social Change and Community Service(M47A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We offer a traditional Regents curriculum, designed to graduate well-rounded students, equipped with communication and critical thinking skills, and a broad, global perspective - all of which are vital components of college and career readiness. Financial literacy and life skills are embedded in our curriculum. All courses are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, incorporate progressive ideas and provide students with opportunities for real-world application.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then 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
0 / 108
0 / 109
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
366 (98) / 108
471 / 1088
Social Change and Community Service (M47A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

73 / 85 (0.86)
25 / 23 (1.09)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 28% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

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 12.70%
4-Year College 14.00%
Other Postsecondary 1.30%
Unknown 72.00%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 57.00%
Female 43.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 64.80%
Hispanic 26.80%
White 1.20%
Other 6.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 54.30%
Hispanic 10.90%
White 26.10%
Other 8.70%