According to a Wikipedia search, Stuyvesant High School, or Stuy as affectionately known among its students is a public college-preparatory, specialized high school in New York City, United States.
The school is one of the nine specialized high schools operated by the New York City Department of Education, these specialized schools offer tuition-free accelerated academics to city residents.
Stuyvesant was established as an all-boys school in the East Village of Manhattan in 1904. An entrance examination was mandated for all applicants starting in 1934, and the school started accepting female students in 1969.
Stuyvesant moved to its current location in 1992 because the student body had become too large to be suitably accommodated in the original campus. The old building now houses several high schools.
Admission to Stuyvesant involves passing the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Every March, the 800 to 850 applicants with the highest SHSAT scores out of the around 30,000 eighth- and ninth-graders who apply to Stuyvesant are accepted.
Stuyvesant consistently ranks among the top schools in the nation. Based on a Niche report, Stuyvesant High School ranks as the number 1 public high school in New York State and ranks sixth nationally among public high schools in the United States.
September 11 attacks
The current school building is about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away from the site of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The school was evacuated during the attack.
Although the smoke cloud coming from the World Trade Center engulfed the building at one point, there was no structural damage to the building, and there were no reports of physical injuries.
Less than an hour after the collapse of the second World Trade Center tower, concern over a bomb threat at the school prompted an evacuation of the surrounding area, as reported live on the Today show.
When classes resumed on September 21, 2001,30 students were moved to Brooklyn Technical High School while the Stuyvesant building served as a base of operations for rescue and recovery workers.
This caused serious congestion at Brooklyn Tech, and required the students to attend in two shifts, with the Stuyvesant students attending the evening shift. Normal classes resumed nearly a month after the attack, on October 9.
Stuyvesant High School Contact
Stuyvesant High School can be reached on any of the following contacts.
- Physical Address: 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282
- Phone Number: (212) 312-4800
- Fax: (212) 587-3874
Stuyvesant High School courses
The school offers the following subjects to students in Stuyvesant High School; the list below contains subject areas, department supervisor, and office number.
|Biology and Geo-Science||Ms. Elizabeth Fong, Chairperson||701|
|Chemistry||Mr. Scott Thomas, Chairperson||901|
|Physics||Mr. Scott Thomas, Chairperson||901|
|Computer Science||Mr. JonAlf Dyrland-Weaver, Coordinator||301|
|English||Mr. Eric Grossman, Chairperson||601|
|Fine Arts||Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Chairperson||132|
|Health and Physical Education||Mr. Brian Moran, Chairperson||103|
|Mathematics||Mr. James Johnson, Chairperson||402|
|Music||Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Chairperson||132|
|Social Studies||Ms. Jennifer Suri, Chairperson||302|
|Technology Education||Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Chairperson||132|
|World Languages||Dr. Ernest Oliveri, Chairperson||502|