Special Music School

District

Overview

  • School Number: M859

  • Accessibility: Partially Accessible

  • Grades: 0K,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,SE

  • 2020–2021 Enrollment: 298

  • Geographic District: 03

  • Borough: Manhattan

School Contacts and Information

School Leader
Katherine Banucci-Smith, Principal
Parent Coordinator
Lisa Stump
Respect for All Liaison
Patricia Skelly
Sexual Harassment Prevention Liaison
Patricia Skelly
How to report student-to-student discrimination, sexual and other harassment, intimidation, and bullying
Space
Not shared
District Borough Number
03M859

Superintendent and District Contacts

Superintendent
Kamar Samuels
Address
154 West 93 Street, Manhattan, NY 10025
Phone
212-678-5857
Education Council President
Lucas Liu
Education Council Phone
212-678-2782

Mental Health and Wellness

Ask your Parent Coordinator, School Social Worker, or School Counselor for more information about your school's mental health 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.
M932 - 129 West 67 Street
M490 - 122 Amsterdam Avenue
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: No Service Requested
  • Lunch Time: No Service Requested
  • Food Service Manager: Laura Sanchez
  • Kitchen Phone Number: 212-967-5643
See what's on the menu:
Breakfast
Lunch
DOH Inspection Report

Admissions

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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 - K-8
School Quality Snapshot - 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 - K-8
School Quality Guide - 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 2019-2020
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 - K-8
School Performance Dashboard - High School

Reports

Building Accessibility Profile

Building 1
M490 - 122 AMSTERDAM 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
Building 2
M932 - 129 WEST 67 STREET - Partially Accessible
Rating
6 out of 10 - At least one elevator or lift provides access to several floors other than the ground floor, including the main corridors and most spaces connected to them. Access to additional floors may not necessarily include additional accessible bathrooms or public assembly spaces due to changes in elevation or other barriers.
View BAP Report