School Details

High School for Media & Communications

549 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10040
(212) 927-1841

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 536 students 17 students/teacher ( avg is )

Test Scores by grade


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

High School for Media & Communications is a public high school. The principal of High School for Media & Communications is PRINCIPAL - MS. RONNI MICHELEN and can be contacted at 536 students attend High School for Media & Communications and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the High School for Media & Communications students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 536 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at High School for Media & Communications is 17:1. High School for International-Business & Finance is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% %
Asian 0.9% %
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 88% None%
Limited English proficiency 28% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a pretty good school. Have great teachers and security is amazing for being in the community.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a former student at george washington hs I believe it is a great school. The teachers care about the students needs execelent after school programs to go along with the great programs like karate and swiming team which was just added ths year. Theres no violence the students feel safe and as far as grades and regents exam go the grand majority of the students pass. Also the anual graduated student rate is 90-94%

  • (7 years ago)

    The worst school in Manhattan. The teacher do not care about their students. They never contact the parents. The special education is terrible most of the students do not pass any regents. The parents' coordinator do not contact the parents when they have questions. If the student has a problem she doesn't help. Es una escuela super mala.

  • (8 years ago)

    the school has come a long way from where it was a couple of years ago.I am a student and since I got to the school it has been doing well there have been no problem with violence in the school and students like me feel safe in the school

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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