Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications

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Coordinates: 40°50′23″N 73°54′40″W / 40.839844°N 73.911153°W / 40.839844; -73.911153

Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications
Type Public high school
Gender Co-ed
Principal Nasib Hoxha
Students 249 (as of 2013)
Grades 10–12
Location 240 E. 172nd St.
The Bronx,
New York City,
Website [1]

Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications is a public high school located in The Bronx, New York City. It is one of six smaller specialty high schools located on the campus of the former William H. Taft High School, which was closed in 2008 and divided into separate collocated specialty schools. It is scheduled to close in June 2016.[1][2]

Purpose of the Levin School[edit]

Jonathan Levin High School specializes in the development of skills used in the film industry through hands on training. The school has a declining enrollment due to the phase out process: 249 students as of September 2013.[2] According to the NYC Department of Education website: “Students are introduced to the fields of photography, web design and film and will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to an institution of higher learning and/or the workforce.”[2]

The school’s motto is “We come together as one to make a difference”.[3]

Levin School Phase Out[edit]

New York State ruled in 2013 the high school was to be phased out. No new students were admitted in September 2013. The 12th grade will graduate in June 2014, the 11th grade will graduate in June 2015, and the 10th grade will graduate in June 2016. At that point, the school will be permanently closed.[4]

Name[edit]

Jonathan Levin High School is named for the late Jonathan Levin, a teacher at the former Taft High School, who was tragically murdered by a student in 1997.[5][6][7]

Achievements[edit]

  • Received an 'A' grade in the 2007-2008 NYC School Progress Reports survey.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications". NYC Department of Education. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications". NYC Department of Education. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Levin High School". Jonathan Levin High School. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  4. ^ http://insideschools.org/high/browse/school/401
  5. ^ James Rutenberg with Bob Liff (June 26, 1997). "Taft Pays Tribute to Levin HS Remembers Its Slain Teacher on Graduation Day". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  6. ^ David Rohde (1998-12-11). "Jurors Convict Youth in Killing Of His Teacher". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications". InsideSchools.org. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  8. ^ "NYC Schools". School Progress Reports. NYC School Board. 

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