Julia Richman High School

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Coordinates: 40°45′55″N 73°57′35″W / 40.76531°N 73.9597°W / 40.76531; -73.9597

67th St facade
Artist Benjamin Knott painting a mural at the school as part of the Federal Art Project in 1936. From the collection of the Archives of American Art

Julia Richman High School is a defunct comprehensive high school in New York City, New York. Built in 1923 and located at East 67th Street and Second Avenue, the building was the only public high school in the Upper East Side of New York. The school is named after Julia Richman, the first woman district superintendent of schools in New York City.[1][2] For much of the school's history it was a girl's high school; it changed to co-educational in 1967.

In 1995, after years of academic decline, the city reorganized the school into six separately functioning small schools within a building renamed as the Julia Richman Education Complex.[3]

The New York City schools now operating at the Julia Richman campus are:

  • Manhattan International High School
  • Talent Unlimited High School
  • Vanguard High School
  • Urban Academy Laboratory
  • The Ella Baker School (M225)
  • School for Autistic Children (226)

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "School Folk Honor Miss Julia Richman; Education Commissioners Pay a Tribute to the Dead District Superintendent". The New York Times. June 27, 1912.
  2. ^ Seymour "Sy" Brody, "Julia Richman (1855–1912)," Jewish Virtual Library, undated, https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/richman.html
  3. ^ ”Julia Richman Education Complex, “Architects of Achievement,” undated http://www.archachieve.net/realworldexamples/JREC/index.html

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