High School of Language and Innovation (11X509)

925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469, Bronx
Phone: 718-944-3625
Email: csantiago@languageandinnovation.org
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
School Website: https://www.languageandinnovation.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42738
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/11X509/HS/
Subway: 2 to Allerton Av; 5 to Pelham Parkway
Bus: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx25, Bx26, Bx30, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11
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The High School of Language and Innovation is a school for newcomer immigrants. We seek students who value a diverse community and enjoy working with others. Our goal is to prepare students for college and careers in the United States. Math and English courses include small group instruction to help all students develop strong skills. Our school also offers college-level (Advanced Placement or AP) courses, including AP Environmental Science, AP English, AP Calculus, AP Government, and AP Spanish. Staff works closely with students to provide a supportive learning environment and to celebrate all students for who they are.

Other Features: College Trips, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Arabic, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
High School of Language and Innovation(Y52A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

This is a school for students who are new to the United States and learning English for the first time.

Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) 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
Graduation %
College %
High School of Language and Innovation (Y52A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

60 / 86 (0.70)
7 / 22 (0.32)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 97% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 72% 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:

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. %
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 12.50%
4-Year College 41.60%
Other Postsecondary 1.00%
Unknown 44.90%

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 54.90%
Female 44.30%
Other 0.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 10.40%
Black 10.40%
Hispanic 60.40%
White 16.70%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 25.80%
White 41.90%
Other 32.30%