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High School of Economics and Finance

Overview written by the school: We offer a rigorous academic program for all students, including a four-year academic program in economics and finance with many Advanced Placement (AP) and CUNY College Now courses. Our diverse, welcoming community extends beyond our doors to corporate partners such as KPMG, Swapnick, Deutsche Bank, Etsy, and many more. Students have opportunities for job shadowing, internships and mentoring. Our full-time college advisement staff coordinates the college admissions process to make sure all of our students are being accepted to choice colleges. Students find enrichment in various athletics, civic, artistic, computer science and cultural programs and have access to our state-of-the-art library and technology center.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89% (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: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 64% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 75% 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: Economics and Finance
Code: M79A
Program description: College Preparatory coursework and in-depth coursework in Business, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Economics and Finance, AP and/or college credit bearing courses in all subject areas, curriculum partnerships with major leading financial firms; financial industry professionals providing seminars and internships; after-school extracurricular opportunities available. Nearly 100% of our graduates attend college.
Interest: Business
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 158
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1911
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 12
Seats 9 SWD: 42
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 285
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Honors/Accelerated Coursework


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): Big Brothers Big Sisters, Book Clubs, Business Plans, Cooking, Dance, Debate, DECA, Drama, Euro Challenge, Fashion Show, Fed Challenge, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Global Glimpse, History Day, Investments, Islands of Tolerance, Lit. Magazine, Mentoring, Model UN, Music, National Honor Society, Ping Pong, Quilting, Russian Club, Spanish Club, Student Govt, Student Voices, Talent Show, Theater, Tutoring, Video Gaming, Weight Lifting, Yearbook, Yoga and Young Professionals Mentoring Program
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track
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, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Softball, Tennis
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): Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Softball and Tennis/ Boys: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball and Outdoor Track
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 741
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Battery Park City-Lower Manhattan
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan

School Number: M833

Community board: 101
Council district: 1
Census tract: 13
BIN: 1001037
BBL: 1000520001

About High School of Economics and Finance


Latitude: 40.709196
Longitude: -74.012022
Phone number: 212-346-0708
Fax number: 212-346-0712
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to Rector St; 2, 3, A, C, J, Z to Fulton St; 4, 5 to Wall St; 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; E to World Trade Center; R, W to Cortlandt St
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM18, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M20, M22, M55, M9, QM11, QM25, QM7, QM8, X1, X10, X10B, X11, X12, X14, X15, X17, X17A, X19, X2, X27, X28, X3, X37, X38, X4, X42, X5, X7, X8, X9

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Exchange programs with Martha's Vineyard High School

Moodys Summer Experience: Four-week summer program for all incoming 9th graders

W!SE Institute: Wednesday enrichment program with elective seminars

CTE program(s): Academy of Finance, Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise

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