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Vanguard High School

Vanguard High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Vanguard High School says

Our school community is committed to helping our students become literate, articulate, analytical, reflective and empathetic citizens. Respect for self and others is central to achieving our goals. Our Advisory system maintains close ties with our students and their families. As a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, we adhere to the principles of: small class sizes, longer block scheduling, shared planning and instruction, cooperative learning, project-based curriculum, portfolio-based assessment in classes and graduation. Class discussions and assignments adhere to the Coalition Habits of Mind: using evidence, investigating points of view, making connections and seeking relevance.

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English/Social Sciences integrated Humanities in grades 9 and 10, History and Literature classes in grades 11 and 12; Four-year Science curriculum with Robotics, Living Environment, Chemistry, Physics, Epidemiology, and Biopsychology; Four-year Mathematics curriculum culminating in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus; Studio Visual Arts featuring Painting, Digital Photography, Philosophy of Art, Furniture Making and Portfolio Preparation for art colleges; College Exploring beginning in the 9th grade, Two-year Reading and Writing Workshop Literacy Program, College Now, Creative Writing; Yoga, Weight Training; Internships

Program Overview

Students' growth in understanding and thinking is assessed by researching, writing, presenting, and defending portfolios in math, science, humanities and literary analysis; autobiography portfolio using oral and visual components is also completed.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 110

Admission Method: Educational option


Buses: M1, M101, M15, M31, M57, M66, M72, M98, Q101, Q32, Q60

Trains: 6 to 68th St - Hunter College; 4, 5, N, Q, R to Lexington Av/59 St; F to Lexington Av/63 St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



62% of students graduate from Vanguard High School

Test Scores

1199 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 416
SAT Verbal 395
SAT Writing 388

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 443
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 146
10 128
11 91
12 78
Ungraded 2

Vanguard High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Vanguard High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

77% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Vanguard High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 5%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 59%
Black or African American 26%
Asian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 2 incidents of bullying last year at Vanguard High School, which equals 0.0047 incidents per student.


Student Voice Collaborative, City Explorers, Fit and Fly at New York Sports Club, Leadership, Athletic and Tutoring Programs at Vanderbilt YMCA, Radio Rootz, Tutoring in major subject areas, Vanguard Movement, Vanguard Student Government, WNYC Radio Rookies, Drama Club, Fashion Club
  • Drama Club
  • Student Government
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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