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High School of World Cultures

Overview written by the school: Our motto is: "Children First-No Excuses-High Standards." The English as a New Language, Dual Language, and CTE Culinary Arts instructional programs enrich students' life skills. We build on students' rich identities and cultural beliefs to prepare them to be successful and fluent in English. The Dual Language strand offers monolingual-English, multilingual-English, and Spanish-proficient students the opportunity to become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. The CTE program allows students the chance to gain skills-based experience and knowledge in the realm of culinary arts. The English as a New Language, Dual Language, and CTE programs can be taken independently or together.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 56.999999% (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: 86.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 30.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89.999998% 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: High School of World Cultures
Code: X09X
Program description: We offer a range of ELL programs, including Dual Language English-Spanish program as well as a traditional free standing English as a New Language program. CTE in Culinary Arts is focused on hands on instruction and demonstrations for the training and skill development involved with the culinary arts. Students are selected through survey and demonstration of intent to complete the required credits.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 131
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 33
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 1
Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents who currently identify as English Language Learners (ELL) and who have lived in the continental United States fewer than one year.

Seats 10: 1


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): Stella Adler Acting, Culinary (cooking), tutoring, internships, student government, success mentoring, entrepreneurship
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, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
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, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Badminton, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Track, Baseball, Softball, Stunt, Play Rugby
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 421
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 4:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Dual Language: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Community School,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education)

International: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: West Farms-Bronx River
Neighborhood: West Farms-Bronx River
Campus name: James Monroe Educational Campus
School Number: X420
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 209
Council district: 18
Census tract: 56
BIN: 2027459
BBL: 2038640001

About High School of World Cultures


Address: 1300 Boynton Avenue, Bronx NY 10472 (40.832508,-73.878191)
Latitude: 40.831601
Longitude: -73.878912
Phone number: 718-860-8120
Fax number: 718-893-7152
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6 to Elder Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS

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