School Details

Manhattan/Hunter Science High School

122 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
(212) 501-1235

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 452 students 17 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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
  • New York City Geographic District # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Manhattan/Hunter Science High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Manhattan/Hunter Science High School is MR. KEVIN FRONER, who can be contacted at 452 children attend Manhattan/Hunter Science High School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 1% of the Manhattan/Hunter Science High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 452 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Manhattan/Hunter Science High School is 17:1. High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 42% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 7%
Asian 25% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 51%
Limited English proficiency 1% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    this school is great it really and truly is. however do not expect this school to be anywhere like a specialized high school. all the teachers are absolutely amazing they actually give a crap if you are falling behind and will stay literally until 4 or 5 to help you. every teacher does this its not just one or two. the students are great however as in all schools their are some kinds you don't really know how they got accepted. however 99% of the students enjoy coming in or at least don't dislike it. class rooms are very small my chem class was my largest class with around 20 kids in it. the home work is very little one hour at most on rare occasion you will get 2 hours and one weekend it stays at around two. most teachers accept late work and deduct very few points the reason i give this school 4/5 rather than 5/5 is the fact that you must go through scanning every single morning. they have massive attitude and its a very unpleasant thing to got through every morning. school below us are scary so you always feel somewhat threatened when leaving your floor. its a great school but has a few downsides. i am very happy where i am! wouldn't want to be anywhere else

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a 3rd year medical student and an alumni of MHSHS and I can say that all my success is because of my education at MHSHS! I would do HS again ANYDAY!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school I am a freshman and I came in September 2012 and the teachers made me feel right at home and even though they give you LOADS OF HOMEWORK AND CLASSWORk every night it pays off because you take college courses in 12th grade and it was rated top high school in NYC #16 I love this school everyone should apply

  • (2 years ago)

    I remember MHSHS to be a decent school. Like many students I took Algebra Environmental Science World History and an English class that corresponded to our Social Studies class during my freshmen year. Those were the core classes and they weren't very difficult classes. The key to success anywhere is organization - time management. This was very emphasized during my senior year where I spent my school days at Hunter College where I had the opportunity to take two college courses and two high school classes (Creative Writing Economics/Politics) simultaneously per semester. I had straight A's during high school but I was an artist as well as an athlete. And I didn't feel fulfilled in some of those aspects. It is a very small school (about 100 students per graduating class) there's a uniform policy (improper clothes may lead to detention or even suspension) there is scanning each morning (recommended to arrive to school at 7 30 b/c it may take a while) thus no cell phones or other electronics are permitted inside the building. If you're a student who is an over-achiever this may not be the school for you. If you want to attend a CUNY great opportunity for a head start.

  • (2 years ago)

    my daughter is entering high school and got accepted into Hunter manhattan science high school we are a bit aprehensive about this cchool because we don't know anything about it can you tell me somethings you like and dislike about this school and please tell me everything you know about it. my daughter is a bit worried because we heard that they have metal detectors and also only have one floor in a building.

  • (2 years ago)

    Everyone is nice to each other. Even though they give you alot of work it prepares you for the future. this school is EXCELLENT.

  • (3 years ago)

    I called this school for enrollment information and the person who answered the was great. She didn't know me it was late and she still took the time to answer my questions. I whised I got her name to say thank you for your help. I hope my daughter gets in this school I get the feeling she will be well taken care off.

  • (5 years ago)

    Manhattan Hunter Science High School is an early college high school. The principal Susan Kreisman is available to you at any time day or night. We came for orientation in 2006 for my daughter she knew our name and where we lived. The curriculum is wonderful pushing the students to work to their fullest potential. The teachers are caring and kind and are available to the parents and student. Two of my children attend manhattan hunter science hs and I feel they are lucky to be in such a new school with innovative ideas with the gift of being able to attend college before leaving high school. I am always praising this school! I must say that the staff in the office are equally as caring and attentive. I am in awe of this instituation

  • (5 years ago)

    they have awesome acivities & the students a diligent.

  • (5 years ago)

    The quality and dedication of the teachers is terrific!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers care deeply for their students and do many extra things to enhance the education offered there

  • (5 years ago)

    I am persistently impressed by the students who care for their strudies and for each other. I am equally impressed by the staff who are completely committed to making sure that every student is sucessful and who volunteer their time and expertise to make this school great.

  • (5 years ago)

    my school is my second home. I love my teachers and the help they give everyone!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Manhattan/Hunter Science High School gave me the unique opportunity to go to college while still in high school. By the time I actually started attending my college the experience definitely helped me. While my fellow freshmen were struggling I found it easier to cope with prior knowledge from the 4 classes I took at Hunter College. Manhattan/Hunter Science High School's teachers were always willing to help me with any question or problem that I may have had. Many of them became a second family for me and I will always be greatful.

  • (5 years ago)

    This School has opened many opportunities for me. I have graduated and I now go to Columbia University. Thanks to Manhattan Hunter Science High School I have a bright future.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a school with great potential to be on top.

  • (5 years ago)

    Manhattan hunter science hs is the best school ever!!!! we have great teachers great students we are just the best !!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school offers plenty of college credits.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has awesome opportunities to earn college credits.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a lot of after school clubs.

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