American Sign Language & English Secondary School

223 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
(917) 326-6668

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Public Grades 9-12 183 students 8 students/teacher ( avg is )

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

American Sign Language & English Secondary School is a public high school. The principal of American Sign Language & English Secondary School is PRINCIPAL - MR. WATFA A. SHAMA, whose e-mail is 183 children attend American Sign Language & English Secondary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the American Sign Language & English Secondary School students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 183 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at American Sign Language & English Secondary School is 8:1. Baruch College Campus High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% %
Hispanic 59% %
Black, non-Hispanic 33% %
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% None%
Limited English proficiency 8% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my child's first year in the school. Although I wasn't able to attend the open house I was able to get a tour of the school. Report cards are one-page and parents have to come to Parent Teacher conferences to get a more detailed understanding of how their child is doing and to pick up the report cards. You have an option of meeting all or none of the teachers. Teachers and professional staff are caring and listen to parents' issues. An improvement that needs to be made is that the ASL class be reduced in size. The ASL class has a large number of students and my child says it's noisy . I think that over all the school is inviting to parents yet more needs to be done with the entering students. Maybe a once a week orientation class for conflict resolution and/or creating healthy relationships

  • (8 years ago)

    This will be my child's first year and from all the school which we attended we found that ASL is the best and my child will progress greatly here. You get a great warm welcome from staff and the students as well. It is not only education they will come out learning but another language which is different and will be very helpful for them in understanding how other people with disablity are not much different than they are. This is a privilage that our kids can learn to interact with other's who are so called different and would learn how to communicate in time if needed. I would recommend this school to every child. Children need a change of this same school system which is revolving more unstable.

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