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Beacon High School

Overview written by the school: Beacon High School offers an inquiry-based program with technology and arts infused throughout the curriculum. We emphasize a challenging, well-rounded liberal arts education based on the principle of shared exploration and problem-solving. In assessments for graduation, students present performance-based projects to panels of teachers. Beacon offers extensive opportunities to participate in clubs, sports, community service, and international travel.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98.000002% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 97.000003% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 94.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82.999998% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 95.999998% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: The Beacon School
Code: M71A
Program description: We offer an inquiry-based college-preparatory program. Beacon fosters a nurturing, collaborative work environment that promotes students' appreciation for intellectual diversity, preparation for the rigors of college, and active engagement in their larger communities. Our humanities and science courses encourage students to search through multiple perspectives and to scour research and experimental data for the answers to difficult questions.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 308
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 6371
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 21
Seats 9 SWD: 82
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 533
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Africana, Art Club, Asian Student Union, B'DAT Choir, B'DAT Freshman Project, B'DAT Mainstage Theatre, B'DAT Tech Teams, B'SAGA (Beacon's Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club for the LGBTQ+ Community), Beacon Beat (School Newspaper), Beacon Ink (School Magazine), Marine Biology Club, Mock Trial, Pan-Asian 'Anime' Club, Current Events, Debate Team, Dungeons and Dragons, Entrepreneurship Club, Environment Club, Film Club, French Club, Game Makers Club, Girl Up, Girls in Government, Girls Who Code, Integrate Beacon (desegregation & inclusion work), Jewish Student Alliance, Key Club, Korean and Chinese Language Culture Club, Latinx Student Union, Live Poets Society, Math Club, Medical Club, Model Congress, Photography, Podcast Club, Policy and Philosophical Journal, Project ABLE (raises funds to promote literacy and education in East Africa), SAT Math Prep, Spanish Club, Stock Market Club, Student Government, Students Demand Action for Gun Safety, Stylemakers Fashion Club, Sunshine Society (Wellness Club), The Moth (Storytelling Club), Upcycling Club (Recycling Art Club), Young Democrats
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Freshman Dance Ensemble, Beacon Step Team, Boys Ultimate Frisbee, Climbing Club, Dance Makers Collaborative, Girls Ultimate Frisbee, Rock Climbing, Table Tennis Club
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1,469
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, German, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton

School Number: M912
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 129
BIN: 1026924
BBL: 1010720015

About Beacon High School


Address: 522 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036 (40.760858,-73.996262)
Latitude: 40.761452
Longitude: -73.995802
Phone number: 212-465-4230
Fax number: 212-465-4235
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S to Times Square-42nd St
Bus lines near the school: M104, M11, M12, M20, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, X17J, X21, X22, X22A, X30, X31

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Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for some Regents Exams, and graduate with a Regents diploma.

Free college classes at New York University, John Jay College, Hunter College, The City College of New York, Fordham University

Opportunities for travel include India, Mozambique, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Russia, and England

Advanced classes: Engineering, Robotics, Data Modeling, Forensics, Statistics, Advanced History and English senior electives

Arts Programs: Animation, Music Theory, Drama, Arts & Theater Honors, Film, Choreography, Guitar, Percussion and Recording Studio

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