History Of “47”
“47” The American Sign Language and English Secondary School was founded in 1908. The school went through various name changes, from P.S. 47 to J.H.S. 47, to what it is today, "47" The American Sign Language and English Secondary School. The school is a general education school serving deaf and hard of hearing students, children of deaf adults, special education students, and hearing students. Our school environment is a dual-language environment in which we use both English and American Sign Language.