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About This School

Talent Unlimited High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Talent Unlimited High School is MS. LINDA HAMIL and can be contacted at lhamil2@schools.nyc.gov. 491 children attend Talent Unlimited High School and are mostly Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Talent Unlimited High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 491 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Talent Unlimited High School is 18:1. Manhattan International High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 40% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 57%
Limited English proficiency 0% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a wonderful school my son in a Jr. and he is a musical theatre. Not only do the focus on the arts but the academics as well. I am very happy with our choice.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is a great school they give a great amount of experience in the arts working with proffesional teachers from the broadway dance vocal drama and instrumental world. Academically this school offers ap classes advance regents diploma and college credits With no hesitation .

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a wonderful school and we are very pleased to have chosen it and for my daughter now a sophomore to have been accepted here. The academics are challenging but not overwhelming and I feel my daughter is being well prepared for college. She loves her performing arts teachers and is getting an extremely valuable arts education. I could not be happier!

  • (1 year ago)

    TUHS continues to be a wonderful and fulfilling experience for our daughter who is now a sophomore. The teachers are superb. The administration incredibly committed to the academic and artistic success of the students. The students are not only intellectually alert and artistically creative they also project a rare and welcoming sense of inclusion within the student body at large. We feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of it all.

  • (3 years ago)

    T.U is an amazing school where everybody knows each other and the teachers do their best job to educate their students. The only downside of T.U is that you have to walk up A LOT of stairs to even get to the main floor of the school OR you can take the overcrowded elevator that's operated by a rude elevator man. Also the instrumental program could be better if you plan on auditioning for instrumental music your freshman year might be dissapointing do to lack of seriousness in the concert band. On the other hand academics are AMAZING ! The teacher integrate the arts into their lessons offer tutoring and are always available to talk out outside issues with you. The school also has amazing after school programs such as the Step Team and Hip Hop team. There is also a Talent Show held every march which is where al students showcase there talents and even get to perform out of their majors required they get accepted into the show. There are tons of performances and school functions. Life at T.U is a wonderful experience for me and always exciting!

  • (3 years ago)

    ugh...this school needs some serious help. The inside of it is so dull and dark and because the building that its in shares about 4 other schools you have to walk 6-7 flights of stairs to get to the actual school...or just take the overcrowded elevator. It's true that everyone knows everyone but half the people pretend you don't exist! Most teachers are O.K. but some can get on your nerves and some may use profanity in class. There are ZERO programs at the school unless u want to join crochet or the school newspaper. There's a talent show in march ever year which is pretty competitive to get into considering there is an audition&callback and this year most of the students that got in are vocal or musical theatre majors and are gonna sing! so unfair..Most major classes teach well but if you are a pianist do not go here. u don't learn much unless u want to count music theory class. There is no free period and lunch is usually overcrowded and shared by an elementary school. Missing one day of school is like missing a week and students usually have to do everything for themselves. The staff is nice but the school needs more. Overall I feel the school could do better..

  • (3 years ago)

    The school has merit; the artistic focus is strong as are the academics if a given student is favored by a given teacher. Some adults in tutorial positions (additional help-aids/liasons) really care about the students. Unfortunately there is a weighty culture of unprofessionalism in the teaching community at this school. Too many teachers here believe it their right to demean condescend and even taunt the students they are to teach and uplift. For this reason my child has felt isolated and discouraged at TU and is opting with vigor to seek alternative schooling. The teachers could use a good deal of training in working with inspiring and coping with children of differing personalities as the several teachers we encountered seem to lack the *gift* that distinguishes effective educators from baby sitters simply collecting paychecks and spewing catty remarks when met with the challenge of a student who has lost interest. So much promise the school doth posses but its potential is unmet due to a poor and careless teaching staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    Talent Unlimited is a very warm and caring place for the kids. The focus on the academics and the arts equally.

  • (4 years ago)

    TU is a good school and all but it wasn't meant for someone who is shy and quiet and the workload is a lot! Some of the TU teachers were greats while others are weak. The worst part of TU is the building! For a performing arts high school the building is dreary and had no vibe to it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Though this school is a fun environment for some for most it wasn't. My daughter loved the students & teachers in the school but for some reason I guess it was just too much for her meaning the performances and the academics. This school is for someone who has the ability to do both! Yes the teachers are wonderful because they would take the time out in their lives to help students who needed it most. If your child is strong & willing to do all that it takes then I do recommend this school to them.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it has the coolest and most creative students. We are all muliti talented in one way or another. And you will never find another school like Talent Unlimited.

  • (4 years ago)

    Talent Unlimted is a great environment where students can showacse their abilities and skills in the arts while receiving a strong education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE Talent Unlimited because our school is a family. I graduated and still keep in touch with the class of 07 and most other people from other classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Talent Unlimited for many many reasons. First of all because we are a family.. the teachers are always helping they're students in their weakness. The students are so friendly and nice and everyone knows each other. Talent Unlimited for me is America's Favorite school no doubt...

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does wll for a small school but needs funding so the students can accomplish their goals.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child loves this school and is very happy to go there every day. The kids are warm and the community is very close and the academics are excellent. Teachers are young and engaging and make themselves totally available for extra help for anyone who needs it. A great small alternative to huge and more competitive LaGuardia.

  • (5 years ago)

    Talent Unlimited is a school that focuses on the performing arts and 98% of the students graduate and go to college. It's awesome.

  • (5 years ago)

    Talent Unlimited is one of the best hands on performing art schools in NYC. As a graduate of the '07 class My time spent there was very detrimental to my life. Phenomenal teachers who did not mind staying after school to make sure we were tutored and also made sure we were up to par with our grades. They also help us to make us better ourselves with the outlet of performing. The school needs these funds because it will help supply the things they need to help the building process for the younger generations!

  • (5 years ago)

    amazing learning environment with the most talented and passionate students you'll ever meet. the teachers connect with the students on an emotional level as well as an educational level.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love TU because its an amazing school! the environment is so friendly that you cant help but feel loved as soon as u walk through the doors. The teachers are extremely good at what they do but they are always there for you whether its school related or personal. Our arts department is great as well but could be a lot better if we had the funds we desperately need. I love TU and i wouldnt choose to be anywhere else.

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