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East Side Community School

East Side Community School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Education Quality
Cost Of Living
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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East Side Community School says

We are a small 6-12 secondary school that prepares all students for college and careers. We set high standards and work with all of our students to help them meet these standards. With no more than 25 students per class, teachers are able to provide personal attention in a respectful environment. Our staff makes sure that we know every student well. We assess our students by challenging them to use what they have learned in creative ways to complete interesting projects. Students, staff, families, and community members all see themselves as part of a team whose main goal is the success of every individual student.


Project-based Learning, Portfolios & Roundtable Presentations, Advisory System, Full-time College Counselor through the College Bound Initiative, and College Now classes at Hunter College. We offer a wide range of interesting elective classes including: Visual Arts, Auto Shop, Cooking, Digital Arts and Photography, Skateboarding, Filmmaking, Chess, Dance, Bicycling

Program Overview

Portfolios and roundtable presentations.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 95

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100


Buses: M1, M101, M103, M14AD, M15, M15-SBS, M23, M3, M8, M9

Trains: L to 1st Av; 6 to Astor Place



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



77% of students graduate from East Side Community School

Test Scores

1149 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 402
SAT Verbal 377
SAT Writing 370

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


East Side Community School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • American Sign Language (Online)
  • Arabic (Online)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) (Online)
  • English (Online)
  • French (Online)
  • German (Online)
  • Hebrew (Online)
  • Italian (Online)
  • Japanese (Online)
  • Korean (Online)
  • Latin (Online)
  • Greek (modern) (Online)
  • Polish (Online)
  • Portuguese (Online)
  • Russian (Online)
  • Spanish (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 597
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 91
7 72
8 76
9 101
10 93
11 76
12 86
Ungraded 2

East Side Community School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing East Side Community School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

79% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at East Side Community School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4%
Hispanic/Latino 56%
Black or African American 24%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 1 incidents of bullying last year at East Side Community School, which equals 0.0017 incidents per student.


After-School Tutoring, Art Portfolio Classes, Chess Team, I Challenge Myself Bicycling Program, Dance, Environmental Committee, Gay/Straight Alliance, Graphic Novel Club, Hip-Hop Beat Making & Rhyming, Model UN, School Newspaper, Peer Tutoring, Principal's Book Club, Rock Band Program, SAT Prep Classes, Scholars Program, School Newspaper, Skateboarding PE Classes, Student Council, Choir, Travel Club, Volleyball, Wall Street Wizards, Saturday Photography Program
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
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