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William Cullen Bryant High School

Overview written by the school: Our school is dedicated to ensuring that all students reach their full potential. Using interest-based, small learning communities and a strong honors program, each student is empowered to reach their highest academic potential in a nurturing environment. We provide students with real-world experience while fostering and promoting postsecondary readiness. Students are exposed to a plethora of co-curricular, extracurricular, and athletic activities to help them become well-rounded global citizens.

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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 53% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77% 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: Forensic Science and Law Academy
Code: Q15A
Program description: Students are introduced to the forensic and legal processes of criminalistics, and study cases of crimes and law enforcement. Courses begin in the ninth grade and continue with exposure to the newest techniques in forensics, ballistics, handwriting analysis, applied law, and technology.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 450
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 15
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 76
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (60-100), Science (65-100), Social Studies (65-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.5-4.5)


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): Alumni Crew, Art, Badminton, Brilliant Cheer Pack, Clipper, Dance Company, Debate Club, Fashion/Modeling, Filipino, Generation Citizen, Greek, Group Piano Lessons, Indoor Soccer, Key Club, Media, Mediterranean, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Multicultural, Muslim Students Association, Nepali, Photography, Student Government, Theater Company, Tibetan and Writing/Progressions, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Girl Hack, Global Kids Leadership Program, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) & Allies Club
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, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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: Cricket
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2344
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Bengali, French, Greek, Korean, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Astoria
Neighborhood: Astoria

School Number: Q445
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 401
Council district: 26
Census tract: 163
BIN: 4013655
BBL: 4007380002

About William Cullen Bryant High School


Address: 48-10 31ST AVENUE, ASTORIA NY 11103
Latitude: 40.75823
Longitude: -73.910514
Phone number: 718-721-5404
Fax number: 718-728-3478
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: M, R to 46th St
Bus lines near the school: Q101, Q104, Q18, Q66

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iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Art Exhibitions, Astronomy, Career Exploration, Chorus, CUNY College Now, Drama, EMT, Vocational Training

Environmental Science, Executive Internship, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Honors Classes

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CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise, Law Academy/Legal Studies

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