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Special Music School is ranked #1 (elementary) and #2 (middle school) in New York State based on math and reading test scores! View the data at Schooldigger.com.

Special Music School combines the music program with a rigorous academic curriculum in a holistic learning environment that encourages children to make connections between all forms of knowledge, from music to mathematics. Its students consistently score at or near the top of all New York City public schools on statewide and citywide reading and math tests, and in 2010 The Wall Street Journal ranked the school 7th in its list of top-scoring schools. Approximately three-quarters of each student’s time is spent on academic subjects. The curriculum is based on New York State and New York City learning standards.