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High School for Media and Communications

High School for Media and Communications 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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High School for Media and Communications says

The High School for Media and Communications is a small learning community whose mission is to provide a rigorous education that encourages and inspires inquiry, creativity, critical thinking and free expression. Our responsibility is to provide a learning environment that is engaging and culturally and socially responsive in order to develop life-long learners who will succeed in college and future careers, and become productive citizens.


Visual Arts Program, Creative Writing/Theater Arts Program, Honors-level courses in English, Global History, and United States History; Journalism/School Newspaper, Student Leadership Program, Freshman Advisory Program, National Honor Society, Writing for College, Introduction to Film, Achieve Now Academy Program, Student Government, College Now Program at The City College of New York

Program Overview

Journalism, creative writing, introduction to media, introduction to film, and website design.

Program Specialization: Communications

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 150

Admission Method: Educational option


Buses: BX18, BX40, BX7, M101, M3, M4

Trains: A to 190th St; 1 to 191st 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 District 6 students or residents
  • Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



67% of students graduate from High School for Media and Communications

Test Scores

1098 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 380
SAT Verbal 369
SAT Writing 349

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 573
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 210
10 147
11 96
12 118
Ungraded 2

High School for Media and Communications'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 Media and Communications's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Gender 64% Male / 36% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

88% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at High School for Media and Communications.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 87%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 22 incidents of bullying last year at High School for Media and Communications, which equals 0.0389 incidents per student.


National Honor Society, Brave/Respect for All/Diversity Club, Double Discovery Center at Columbia University, Journalism/School Newspaper Club, Leadership Program, Dance Club, Cooking Club with Health Corps, Creative Writing, G.W. Campus Youth Theater Company, Peer Mediation, Achieve Now Academy, SAT Preparation Program
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama/Theater
  • Honor Society
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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