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High School of Economics and Finance

High School of Economics and Finance 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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High School of Economics and Finance says

We offer a challenging academic program with additional requirements, including a senior research thesis and a four-year program of coursework in economics and finance. Students also complete internships with major financial companies. Our diverse, welcoming community extends beyond our school doors to include corporate partners from the surrounding Wall Street area. A full-time college counseling staff coordinates the college admissions process. Students find enrichment in our various athletic, artistic and cultural programs and our state-of-the-art library and technology center.


Extensive coursework in Economics and Finance: Introduction to Financial Services, Entrepreneurship, Financial Mathematics, Financial Information Systems, Global Finance, College Accounting, Business Law & Ethics; Special Programs include: Academy of Finance, Virtual Enterprise, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Working in Support of Education (W!SE) Institute Seminars (taught by financial industry professionals), Internships, College Courses, Financial Literacy Certification; Liberal Arts Courses, After-school Academic and Extracurricular Opportunities

Program Overview

In-depth coursework in Economics and Finance, Advanced Placement and college courses, Weill Institute with financial industry professionals providing seminars and internships, after-school and Saturday academic and extracurricular opportunities.

Program Specialization: Business

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 200

Admission Method: Educational option


Buses: M15, M15-SBS, M20, M22, M5, M9

Trains: J, Z to Broad St; 6 to Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall; R to Cortlandt St; 2, 3, A, C to Fulton St-Broadway-Nassau; 1 to Rector St; 4, 5 to Wall St; E to World Trade Center



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



87% of students graduate from High School of Economics and Finance

Test Scores

1374 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 489
SAT Verbal 443
SAT Writing 442

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


High School of Economics and Finance received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP Environmental Science (Online)
  • French (Online)
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 806
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 262
10 219
11 148
12 177

High School of Economics and Finance'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 High School of Economics and Finance's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

75% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at High School of Economics and Finance.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 43%
Black or African American 22%
Asian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 13 incidents of bullying last year at High School of Economics and Finance, which equals 0.016 incidents per student.


Stock Market Game, Art, Arts Festival and Talent Show, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Career Day, Chess, Drama, Euro Challenge, Fashion Show, Fed Challenge, Gay/Straight Alliance, Kaplan SAT Prep, Literary Magazine, Math Team, National Honor Society, Principal's Consultative Council, SPARK Youth Leadership, Strategic Gaming, Student Government, Tutoring, Yearbook, Young Professionals Mentoring Program (YPMP)
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Tennis
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