Csi High School for International Studies

100 Essex Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 370-6900

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Public Grades 9-12 526 students 16 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.
  • This school in 2013

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Csi High School for International Studies is a public high school. The principal of Csi High School for International Studies is PRINCIPAL - MR. JOSEPH CANALE, whose e-mail is jcanale2@schools.nyc.gov. 526 children attend Csi High School for International Studies and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Csi High School for International Studies students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 526 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Csi High School for International Studies is 16:1. Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% %
Hispanic 18% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% %
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% %
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 44% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Very little APs are offered there are almost no advanced classes of any kind and only ~20-30 out of the 550 students have averages above 90.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am fortunate my son has the opportunity to be part of a such a wonderful school. The faculty is supportive and available to the students and parents at all times. They provide an amazing array of resources for students to improve and progress academically. I am confident that CSIHS has helped my child establish a strong foundation on which he will build on in college. As a parent I am informed on the happenings at school as well as my childs progress. In fact I am encouraged and welcome to take an active role in CSIHS. The student body is comprised of young men and women who work hard and enjoy participating in various school activities. I cannot wait for my youngest to attend and he's only 8! This school is definitely the best choice for any prospective high schooler.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is terrific. This school has helped me out so much with college so far. This school has so many opportunities and just as long as students can seize these opportunities when they arise they will not regret it. Thank you CSIHSIS for giving me an amazing group of friends for life and an amazing education!

  • (5 years ago)

    As an alumni of the school and a member of the first graduating class I can honestly say this school is awesome.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because they allow my son to a global thinker ready for college and beyond. I just cannot thank them enough.

  • (5 years ago)

    teachers care for their students and help them strive for the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I wish all my children could have gone to CSIHSIS. My youngest child attends CSIHSIS and I have to say this is one of the best schools I have had the pleasure to be a part of. The teachers and staff are always helpful and courteous. I am always informed about any events. The PTA keeps me constantly updated on all information pertaining to CSIHSIS as well as sponsorships scholarships and volunteer services. CSIHSIS really want their children to succeed not only do they offer tutoring during the school week but also Saturday and Sunday prep for Regents. All I can say is thank you CSIHSIS.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal has a vision for the school and believes in empowering students.

  • (5 years ago)

    A new exciting school with great staff members great learning experience!!

  • (5 years ago)

    A school that encourages students to be all that they can and provides them with the necessary skills and competencies.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great caring and excellent faculty dedicated to helping students succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rigorous and nuturing! Great opportunities for travel and exchange to experience cultural diversity.

  • (5 years ago)

    CSIHSIS is a place where students can be themselves and are accepted for who they are.

  • (5 years ago)

    A school where student voice is appreciated and listened to. Students are validated.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an exciting new school with excellent staff and dedicated teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love CSI High School because it gives students so many opportunities to explore the world (both inside and outside of the classroom).

  • (5 years ago)

    Students are encouraged and empowered to make a difference in the world.

  • (5 years ago)

    CSI High School is an amazing school as a parent I feel welcome at all times my son love the school the different activities performed around the school make CSI High School a different one from the others.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a CTT student and the xtra help he gets from advisory plus after sschool tutoring has helped. Wouldn't get this attention in bigger schools. He can't hide must be accounted for.

  • (5 years ago)

    The level of attention each student receives is what allows them to succeed

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