Millennium High School (New York City)
|Millennium High School|
|Location||75 Broad Street, 13th floor, New York, NY, 10004,
New York, New York, United States
|Colors||Black and Red|
Millennium High School is a public high school located in 75 Broad Street in New York City. Unusual to most New York public high schools, the school occupies the 11th, 12th, and 13th floors of the former ITT building, in the financial district of Lower Manhattan, according to insideschools.org.
Millennium High School was founded in 2002 with a $500,000 grant from New Visions for Public Schools with money donated from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Open Society Institute. Community Board 1 raised $12 million to build the school. The space within the building was made possible with several million dollars worth of grants from the federal government in 2003, as well as contributions from concerned groups such as New Visions for Public Schools, in an attempt to revitalize the lower Manhattan area following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The interior is modern, colorful, open, and well-lit. The design uses large rooms and gathering spaces more often than corridors and sealed doors, because it is in an office building.
The school has a partnership with the YMCA of Greater New York, and provides numerous extra-curricular offerings, sports organizations, and other activities for the students. As a small school the Advanced Placement courses are few including AP English (language and literature), AP United States History, and AP Calculus. Millennium High School is ranked 91st within New York State and 818th nationwide according to U.S. News High school rating index. 
Millennium does not have a "Twerk Team". 
Former principal Robert Rhodes has long been a public school teacher and administrator. He received Clark University's Secondary Educator of the Year award in 2003. He announced on February 16, 2012 that he would step down from his position after June 2012 to become principal at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY.
The staff of Millennium High School all have Master's degrees. They attended colleges and universities including: NYU, Dartmouth, University of Connecticut, Stanford, Barnard, University of Rochester, Bucknell, Columbia, Michigan, Haverford, MIT, Indiana, Connecticut College, The Ohio State University, Cornell, Rutgers, Wellesley, Skidmore, Wisconsin, UMass, Tufts, and Duke. Many have been recipients of highly competitive grants and have studied around the world.
The Phoenix is the school's mascot, meant to symbolize the school rising from the ashes of the September 11th World Trade center attacks.
- Brian, Marschhauser. "Chappaqua Superintendent Chooses Next Horace Greeley Principa". the daily chappaqua. Retrieved 16 February 2012.