Eleanor Roosevelt High School (New York City)

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Eleanor Roosevelt High School
411 East 76th Street
New York, NY, 10021
Coordinates 40°46′13″N 73°57′12″W / 40.77028°N 73.95333°W / 40.77028; -73.95333Coordinates: 40°46′13″N 73°57′12″W / 40.77028°N 73.95333°W / 40.77028; -73.95333
Type Public, Secondary, College Preparatory
Established 2002
Principal Dimitri Saliani
Grades 9-12
Number of students Approx. 500

Eleanor Roosevelt High School is a small public high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Eleanor Roosevelt High School is composed of about 33 teachers and 500 students representing over 40 different countries. Initially opened at a temporary location in Chelsea, with 105 ninth graders and a staff of eight, ERHS currently has over five hundred students and over forty-five staff members. Every year, the school selects 125 to 140 students out of over 6,000 applicants and is often selected over specialized high schools by students looking for a more liberal curriculum. In 2011 Eleanor Roosevelt High School was ranked in the top 1% of public high schools in the nation by Newsweek.


Eleanor Roosevelt High School offers a comprehensive college preparatory program with Advanced Placement (AP) offerings, electives, and opportunities for college credit.[citation needed] Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses where the student is admitted based on eligibility.

AP Courses include: AP World History, AP United States History, AP Art History, AP Comparative Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Music Theory, and AP Studio Art: 3D Design.

Electives include: Digital Photography, Visual Art, Ceramics, Yearbook & Graphic Design, Music History, Drama, Film, and Guitar.


Eleanor Roosevelt High School is a five-floor structure with two modern science laboratories, two elevators, a dance studio, a library, an auditorium, an art studio, a computer laboratory with two different formats (Mac, and Windows), and a music room with four soundproof rooms.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


ERHS is a member of the PSAL.

  • Baseball (Men)
  • Basketball (Men)
  • Basketball (Women)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Soccer (Men)
  • Soccer (Women)
  • Tennis (Men)
  • Tennis (Women)
  • Track and Field (Coed)
Club Sports
  • Cross Country (Coed)
  • Baseball (Mens)
  • Softball (Women's)
  • Fencing (Coed)
  • Volleyball (Women's)


  • AIDS Fashion Show
  • Black History Month Celebration
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Team
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Ambassadors
  • Fed Challenge Competition
  • Friday Film Club
  • Follies
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Glee Club (Singing Group)
  • Green Team
  • Human Rights Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Law Team
  • Literary Magazine
  • Making A Difference Club
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • New York City Club
  • Nutrition Club
  • Pawprint Newspaper
  • Peer Leadership
  • Philosophy Club
  • Prom Committee
  • Recording Engineering Interest Group
  • Science Olympiad Team
  • Senior Class Council
  • Ski/Snowboarding Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Assistance Service (SAS)
  • Student Government
  • School Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC)
  • Tutoring/Writing Center
  • Weizmann Physics Competition


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