In the News

"Success Spoken Here" : ELHS Profiled in New York Teacher
Emma Lazarus High School was the subject of a feature story in the December 4, 2014 issue of New York Teacher, a publication of the United Federation of Teachers.

Emma Lazarus Receives Proclamation from NYC Council
On October 22, 2014, Emma Lazarus High School received an official proclamation from the City of New York in honor of its #1 placement on the Newsweek list of best high schools for low-income students

Emma Lazarus Named Top High School in the United States
Emma Lazarus High School was profiled in Newsweek magazine's "Top High Schools 2014" issue (September 8, 2014), and named #1 school in the U.S. for low-income students, as well as #20 out of all high schools across the nation.

Emma Lazarus Featured in New York Teacher
Our school, and its innovative technology program, was featured in the piece, "Technology in the ESL Classroom," from New York Teacher (June 26, 2014).

Ms. Scragg Published in New York Times
English and Journalism teacher, Sandy Scragg, was featured on the New York Times Learning site on January 31, 2014, with a project from her Journalism class last spring. 

Emma Lazarus Senior Awarded the Gift of Life Scholarship 
Senior Kpiebom (Ulrich) Kogda was one of only five students citywide to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for his entry in the Gift of Life Scholarship competition, presented April 16, 2013.

Ms. Yang Wins Award for Classroom Excellence 
ESL teacher, Victoria Yang, was one of only 10 New York City teachers to receive the Award for Classroom Excellence from the NYC Teaching Fellows, presented on June 5, 2012.

ELHS Soccer Team Are NYC Champions 
Our soccer team pulled through to take the title of Fall 2012 Champions in the New York Independent Soccer League! Pictures from the final game can be seen below:

Soccer Final

Emma Students Accepted to Competitive NYU Arts Program
Congratulations to Saidkamol Javadov and XiaoTing Zhao, who were both accepted to NYU's Future Artist programs for high school students for the Spring 2012 semester. Saidkamol was accepted to the Future Filmmakers program, and XiaoTing was accepted to Future Dancers & Dancemakers. Hundreds of NYC students applied, but only 15 students were accepted into each Future Artist program.  

Ms. Vona Wins Excellence in Teaching Award
Founding teacher, Kara Vona, wins the New York City Teaching Fellows Award for Classroom 
Excellence, awarded June 2011. 

ELHS Junior chosen as Finalist in Sony Video Contest 
Emma Lazarus junior, Saidkamol Javodov, was chosen as a finalist in Sony's Video Contest for high school students. To enter, students had to produce a scary movie at Halloween time. "Punishment," which Saidkamol filmed at Emma Lazarus, stars Gulish Javadova, Fanta Sacko, Jose Veloz, and Ms. Scragg. Visit our school Vimeo channel to watch the award-winning film!

Ms. Vona's Classroom Gets a Visit from Apartment Therapy

Our social studies teacher, Kara Vona, was featured on Apartment Therapy and Donors Choose, December 3, 2010. Video of the visit can be watched on Vimeo

Emma Lazarus featured in Downtown Express
To read the entire piece, visit the Downtown Express web site, September 2010