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High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice

High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
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Cost Of Living
79
Climate
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Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice says

Our mission is to create a school community that helps our students develop the independent habits of work and mind that will enable them to take advantage of college and career choices after high school. We share our students' college aspirations and expect them to master their course work, serve the community and be active participants in school. From the more supportive environment of our freshman classes to the more challenging classes in senior year, we have incorporated into our school structure the tools our students will need to build a strong portfolio of accomplishments.

Curriculum

Law and Legal Studies, Upperclassmen eligible for classes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Freshman Success Academy (pairs freshmen with teacher-advisors), College Summit (senior program which focuses on college choice and the college application process)

Program Overview

Students take law courses in their 11th and 12th grade years in addition to their social studies courses; a college preparatory focus is incorporated into the classroom curriculum.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 140

Admission Method: Educational option

Transportation

Buses: M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72

Trains: A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St

Finance

Finance

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

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

82% of students graduate from High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice

Test Scores

1196 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 398
SAT Verbal 396
SAT Writing 402

NYC Report Card

B
Environment
B
Progress
A
Performance
A
Overall Score
A
College and Career Readiness

Awards

High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP English Literature and Composition

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 541
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 189
10 154
11 115
12 83

High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice's relatively variable 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 High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

83% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 48%
Black or African American 46%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%
Bullying

There were 19 incidents of bullying last year at High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, which equals 0.0378 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Advocacy Class, Choir, Community Service, Dance, Drama, Homework Helpers, Leadership Class, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Newspaper, PM School, Poetry, Saturday School, Spirit Club, Student Government, Tutoring
  • Community Service
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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