School Details

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts

215 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
(212) 749-5800
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 & ungraded 510 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

5%
42%
29%
5%
47%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
42%
29%
0%
43%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
41%
36%
5%
16%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
68%
72%
21%
73%
77%
9%
68%
74%
45%
65%
71%
33%
64%
73%
33%
68%
77%
17%
67%
80%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a public high school in New York. The principal of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is MS. TYEE CHIN, who can be contacted at tchin@schools.nyc.gov. 510 students go to Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 510 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is 13:1. Ps 79 Horan School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 32%
Hispanic 39% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 23%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 51%
Limited English proficiency 8% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school in New york city. Although the teachers are nice and work as hard as they can this is not a safe school to go to. The students are very rude and mean they don't have respect for anyone. Lots of nasty things happen during breaks and lunch. If you are interested in applying to this school SAVE yourself because it's not worth it at all. Honestly home school or online school is ten times better then this horrible school

  • (5 years ago)

    I enjoy the after school programs for adults and children. The Personnel and Security are very positive people!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two sons at Wadleigh Secondary School (a senior and a junior) and they are both very active in the choir. Wadleigh imay not be the best school in New York City but I remind my sons that it's their commitment to their own education that's more important than anything else. The Principal Ms. Hall runs the school with dedication compassion and understanding. I *love* Wadleigh and its very dedicated faculty.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school isnt bad... I go to wadleigh and Im president of the 10th grade.. I love wadleigh!! this school has a bad reputation but if you are actually a student attending the school you'd notice that wadleigh isnt as bad as people say it is.. I am 14 in 10th grade I get 90's and above and i never had a fight before.. In my opinion wadleigh is better than most of the other high schools located in harlem!

  • (7 years ago)

    Wadleigh is not one of the worst schools but is indeed a bad school. My child is in this school and i cant seem to transfer her out. She doesnt like the school. Her grades went from 80s & 90's to 60's this school made my daughter worse.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school turned out to be one of the most horrible experiences of my life. My son went from a wonderful boy to someone almost unrecognizable. I had to take him out of Wadleigh in order for him not to get lost in the system. There are only a few teachers that care and by that time is already too late.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was very disgusted by the lack of school spirit especially in the principle. The principal is always in her office and very rarely interacts with the parents. The lack of books and school furniture is also an issue.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is a bad institute the books are in desperate need of updating.

  • (11 years ago)

    Wadleigh Secondary is no longer it's name. The new name is Wadleigh Arts. The school has improved over the past three years with the new princpal. Test scores have risen and the school staff and security provides a safe environment for the students parents and staff. They are now focusing on the Arts in Harlem for the children of the community and those who are accepted into the school. There is still room for improvement with parent involvement. Shows cases are every month for the school parents and community. The school is housed in a lovely building that has a culinary kitchen t.v. studio dance studio choir studio music studio. There are dance classes; tap ballet afro-jazz interpatation and hip-hop. Music; choir opera jazz piano guitar bass and spirtuals. Art classes; photography computor art water colors painting lithograph's. Sports; winnig basketball team varsity middle school cheerleaders. This is a NYC Public School in Harlem.The school has been talk bad about but that is the PAST and we hope that you come to look at the school. Give it a chance and see the beauty of the school the work that is produced by the staff and students. Feel free to come and meet us. we will be glad to see you. From the PTA President & Parent Coordinator.

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