Independence High School

Transfer

Overview

  • School Number: M544

  • Accessibility: Partially Accessible

  • Grades: 09,10,11,12

  • 2020–2021 Enrollment: 315

  • Geographic District: 02

  • Borough: Manhattan

School Contacts and Information

School Leader
Ron Smolkin, Principal
Respect for All Liaison
Emily Cabrera
Sexual Harassment Prevention Liaison
Emily Cabrera
How to report student-to-student discrimination, sexual and other harassment, intimidation, and bullying
Space
Shares building with other schools
District Borough Number
02M544

Superintendent and District Contacts

Superintendent
John Sullivan
Address
198 Forsyth Street, Manhattan, NY 10002
Phone
646-654-1261
Education Council President
Karen Wang
Education Council Phone
718-752-7478

Summer School

Students from this school will go to summer school at the following location(s): (If you see multiple locations, contact your home school or call 311 for more information.)
  • Food and Finance High School
  • Program: Summer Rising
  • 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10019
  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/11/2022
  • 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The
  • Program: Summer Rising
  • 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10019
  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Dates: 07/05/2022 - 08/12/2022
  • 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Facing History School, The
  • Program: Summer Rising
  • 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10019
  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Dates: 07/05/2022 - 08/01/2022
  • 08:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Manhattan Bridges High School
  • Program: Summer Rising
  • 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10019
  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Dates: 07/06/2022 - 08/12/2022
  • 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Independence High School
  • Program: Summer Rising
  • 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10019
  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Dates: 07/05/2022 - 08/12/2022
  • 08:00AM - 06:00PM

Mental Health and Wellness

Ask your Parent Coordinator, School Social Worker, or School Counselor for more information about your school's mental health program.
School-Based Mental Health Clinic
Jewish Board for Children and Family Services (JBFCS): 212-632-4700
Pathways To Care
  • Gouverneur Healthcare Service: 212-238-7820
  • For expedited connection to care, please coordinate referrals with your child's school by: (1) calling the school building number; (2) asking to speak with a School Social Worker or Counselor; and (3) requesting mental health services for your child through the Pathways to Care program.

Building Ventilation Information

In order to ensure maximum safety for staff and students, all school buildings are continually monitored for any ventilation issues. The DOE makes repairs or improvements where needed and/or will close any rooms until they can be occupied safely.
M834 - 444 West 56 Street
See citywide information and report definitions:
Building Ventilation Status

Free Student Meals

Breakfast, lunch and after school meal service is free for all NYC public school students.
Menu Service Specifics
  • Breakfast Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM
  • Lunch Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Food Service Manager: Deloris Shaw
  • Kitchen Phone Number: 212-262-8113
See what's on the menu:
Breakfast
Lunch
DOH Inspection Report

Admissions

This is a transfer school. A transfer school is designed to help students who have dropped out of school or fallen behind on credits, earn the credits they need to graduate. In general, transfer schools require an application and interview. However, admissions processes vary so it is best to contact the school directly and ask how to apply.
Learn more about transfer schools and view a Transfer Schools Guide
For School Specific Admission Information
Browse NYC Schools on MySchools.nyc

School Quality

The DOE develops tools to help families and educators understand student achievement and school quality. The reports on this page provide information about school quality from multiple sources. These sources include feedback from students, teachers, and parents. Reports also include information from formal school visits and a variety of student achievement metrics.

School Quality Snapshot
The School Quality Snapshot provides families with a summary of each school. The data captures the schools learning environment and student performance. Snapshots from the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years are available in the links below.
School Quality Snapshot - Transfer High School
School Quality Guide
The School Quality Guide is a detailed report about this school that includes complete results from the NYC School Survey and more information on student achievement.
School Quality Guide - Transfer High School
Quality Review Report
The Quality Review Report is the result of a two-day visit by an experienced educator, who has looked at how well this school supports student learning and teacher practice.
Quality Review Report 2017-2018
Quality Review Report 2014-2015
School Performance Dashboard
The School Performance Dashboard shows multiple years of data and key comparisons for this school.
School Performance Dashboard - Transfer High School

Reports

Building Accessibility Profile

Building 1
M834 - 850 10Th Avenue - Partially Accessible
Rating
8 out of 10 - At least one elevator provides service to all floors in the building and all public assembly areas in the school are accessible. Access is provided to most classrooms on multiple floors. Additional accessible bathrooms exist on other floors in addition to the ground floor accessible bathroom(s). There may be limited areas within the building that are not accessible due to changes in elevation or other barriers.
View BAP Report
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