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William Cullen Bryant High School

William Cullen Bryant 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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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 his/her highest academic potential in a safe, nurturing environment. We provide students with real-world experience while fostering and promoting postsecondary readiness. Students are exposed to a plethora of cocurricular, extracurricular, and athletic activities to help them become well-rounded global citizens.

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Students may receive CTE endorsement in the following areas: Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise; Other Program Highlights include Performing Arts, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Piano, Chorus, Drama, Medical Illustration, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Intel Math/Science Research, Honors Classes, College Now, Executive Internship, Upward Bound, Bridge to Medicine, Co-op Tech Partial External Vocational Program, Vocational Training Center Career Exploration, Art Exhibitions, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Theatre Company, Artists-in-Residency, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Accounting, Law & Forensics, Robotics


Students will be introduced to forensic and legal processes of criminalistics. Cases of crimes and law enforcement will be studied. Courses will begin in the 9th grade and will continue with the newest techniques in forensics, ballistics, handwriting analysis, applied law, and technology.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 100

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Social Studies: 70-100
  • English: 70-100

Focusing on students’ development of math and science research techniques, and critical & analytical thinking skills. Students will engage in individual projects, competitions, and trips to colleges and university research seminars.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 100

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • English: 85-100

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned


Buses: Q101, Q104, Q18, Q66

Trains: M, R to 46th St; E to Northern Blvd



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Queens students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For Zoned Program only: Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area.

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



62% of students graduate from William Cullen Bryant High School

Test Scores

1275 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 449
SAT Verbal 414
SAT Writing 412

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Greek (modern)
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Native Language Arts

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,944
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 904
10 855
11 569
12 608
Ungraded 8

William Cullen Bryant 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 William Cullen Bryant High School's enrollment numbers.

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

64% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at William Cullen Bryant High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 49%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 45 incidents of bullying last year at William Cullen Bryant High School, which equals 0.0149 incidents per student.


Basketball, Bryant Volunteers, Shakespeare Oratory, Writing, 3 Choruses, All-City High School Choir, Arista National Honor Society, Band, Baseball, Bengali Club, Bryant Alumni Crew, Bryant Clipper, Bryant Theatre Company, Dance Company, Dances, Dramatic and Musical Comedy Productions, Gay-Straight Alliance, Indian Club, Jazz Band/ Concert Band, Law Program, Leadership Class, Marching Band & Concert Band, Math and Science Fair, Math Teams, Mediation - Conflict Resolution, Mock Trial, Model UN, Moot Court, MOUSE Squad, Multicultural Club, Nepali Club, New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), Peer Tutoring, Photography, Recitals, Science Research, Seasonal Concerts, Student Government
  • Band
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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