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Edward R. Murrow High School

Overview written by the school: Edward R. Murrow High School has been preparing students to be college-, career-, and life-ready for over 40 years. Designated a "School of Excellence" by the United States Department of Education, Edward R. Murrow High School has a long tradition of offering a wide variety of courses that are enhanced by high-quality instruction. We offer a wide range of academic opportunities and extracurricular activities in a learning environment that helps students discover their passions and talents as they learn to make their way in the world.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts, CTE, Math, NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83.999997% (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: 91.000003% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 69.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77.999997% 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: Communication Arts
Code: K57A
Program description: AP and research classes in all major curriculum areas in preparation for college and careers.
Interest: Communications
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 565
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 4263
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 108
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 589
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Eligibility: Open only to Brooklyn students or residents

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to residents in Mid-Brooklyn Area A (beginning at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and LIRR to Avenue P to Coney Island Avenue, to Avenue K, to East 16th Street, to Avenue J, to East 15th Street, to LIRR to point of origin)
Admissions priority 2: Then to residents in Mid-Brooklyn Area B
Admissions priority 3: Then to Brooklyn students or 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): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Bowling, Table Tennis, Volleyball, 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: Badminton, Cross Country, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 3,560
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Statistics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Seminar, AP Computer Science A, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP Calculus BC, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP French Language and Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Art History, AP Chemistry, AP Research
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Midwood
Neighborhood: Midwood

School Number: K525
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 314
Council district: 44
Census tract: 768
BIN: 3180673
BBL: 3067340109

About Edward R. Murrow High School


Address: 1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn NY 11230 (40.619671,-73.959141)
Latitude: 40.620525
Longitude: -73.959285
Phone number: 718-258-9283
Fax number: 718-252-2611
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: Q to Ave M
Bus lines near the school: B11, B49, B6, B68, B9, BM1, BM3, BM4

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Academic opportunities: 

Science Research (MSTAR Program), Murrow Med Program, Astronomy (planetarium), Forensics, Marine Science, Greenhouse, Computer Science

Law Program, Psychology, INTEL, Journalism, Writer's Institute, Film Review, Social History Electives, Shakespeare, Holocaust/African/Latin Literature

Jazz, Concert, Symphonic Bands; String, Chamber Orchestras; Women's Mixed, Gospel Chorus, Madrigal Choir; Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Music Production

Photography, Technical Theater, Ceramics, Sculpture, Architectural & Fashion Design, Stage Construction, & Design/Lighting/Costuming, Play Production

CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise (NYSED-Approved), Music Technology, Web & Digital Media Communications

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