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Essex Street Academy

Essex Street Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Essex Street Academy prepares all students for success in college and careers by treating them as individuals with specific strengths and needs and appealing to their intellectual curiosity. We offer elective courses that challenge students to develop their own ideas and push them to learn by doing. Students design and conduct experiments, develop historical theses, analyze works of literature and develop solutions and proofs for mathematical problems. Small class size makes a personalized approach to education possible, enabling teachers to develop an individual relationship with each student. At Essex Street Academy, our students are active, not passive, learners and will graduate from our school confident in their ability to tackle any problem they encounter.

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9th-10th grade courses include: Ecology, Genetics, Human Impact, Response to Literature, Persuasive Writing, Studio Art, Music; 11th grade year-long intensive courses in Theater, Studio Art or Music; 9th-12th Grade Math sequence culminating in Calculus; 11th-12th grade courses include: Physics, Neuroscience, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Personal Narrative, Constitutional Law, American Foreign Policy; College Counseling: Two full-time counselors, overnight trips to colleges, SAT Prep, individualized counseling; College courses offered to 11th and 12th graders via New York University (NYU), The City University of New York (CUNY), and Monroe College; Advisory; 12th grade internship program

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: M103, M14AD, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

Trains: F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St; B, D to Grand St



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



77% of students graduate from Essex Street Academy

Test Scores

1156 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 384
SAT Verbal 394
SAT Writing 378

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 343
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 93
10 97
11 69
12 84

Essex Street Academy'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 Essex Street Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

70% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Essex Street Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 8%
Hispanic/Latino 61%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 2 incidents of bullying last year at Essex Street Academy, which equals 0.0061 incidents per student.


After-school and Saturday Program: Homework help in every subject provided by teachers four days a week until 6:00 PM; Other opportunities include Community Service, Student Newpaper, Fitness, Swimming, Glee Club, Big Sib Mentoring Program, Knitting Club, Social Justice Club, Mock Trial, Step Team, Student Government, Theater, Weight Room, Yearbook, Yoga
  • Community Service
  • Drama/Theater
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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