Essex Street Academy

350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4773

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 349 students 14 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

Essex Street Academy is a public high school. The principal of Essex Street Academy is CO-PRINCIPAL - MS. WALLACE SIMPSON, who can be contacted at 349 students go to Essex Street Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Essex Street Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 349 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Essex Street Academy is 14:1. High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 61% %
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% %
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 70% None%
Limited English proficiency 4% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been working with Essex Street Academy for the past year and think they are doing an amazing job. The principal teachers social workers and other staff members I have been in contact with are competent individuals and deeply committed to provide a safe school environment as they care for their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school and it has a lot of extra curricular's that really help the students to stay involved. teachers are committed and always ready to answer questions and be involved in the students academic progress. Any kid looking for a good high school that really pays attention to you should try this school out for sure

  • (7 years ago)

    The is the best school that Ii have seen thus far. The teachers care about their students in and out of school. The curriculum in this school is excellent. I recommend it to any child entering the 9-12 grade.

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