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Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence

Overview written by the school: Vision: Bushwick Leaders' High School for Academic Excellence will provide ninth through twelfth grade students with a quality secondary education, fostering active leaders with an emphasis on academics, college preparation and career readiness. Mission: In collaboration with parents, teachers, and the community, students will develop skills to become critical thinkers and problem solvers who will reach their highest potential enabling them to compete in the 21st century society. The school will take advantage of its small size to develop strong interpersonal relationships based on trust and shared high expectations for students.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 71% (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: 82% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 51% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence
Code: K36A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 83
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 530
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 154
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: No
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): After-School Tutorial, Band, Boxing, Chess, Chorus, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Evening Classes, Saturday Academy, Step, Student Government, Visual Arts
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, Handball, Soccer
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, 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): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 302
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick South
Neighborhood: Bushwick

School Number: K865

Community board: 304
Council district: 34
Census tract: 393
BIN: 3073761
BBL: 3032420001

About Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence


Latitude: 40.695056
Longitude: -73.92814
Phone number: 718-919-4212
Fax number: 718-574-1103
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: J to Kosciusko St; M to Central Ave; Z to Myrtle Ave
Bus lines near the school: B38, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q24

Hotels near Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence

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Academic opportunities: 

College Now, Dual College Credit Program, Advance Placement Courses in Foreign Language, English, US History

Students can graduate from BLHS with several college credits.

Computer Science and Graphic Arts

AVID College and Career Readiness Program

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