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The High School of Fashion Industries

The High School of Fashion Industries is a coeducational public audition vocational school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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The High School of Fashion Industries says

We've offered generations of students academics coupled with a dynamic Career and Technical Education program focusing on Business, Fashion Design, and Art. Our location in the heart of Chelsea affords students easy access to the city's best art and cultural offerings as well as multiple internship opportunities. Our nationally recognized school has been highlighted in US News and World Reports, The New York Times, Seventeen Magazine, Pix11 Morning News and Fox Good Day New York.

People are saying


Dual focus on majors & academics, full-time College and Career Advisor, 4-year Math sequence ending in Calculus, Science (Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry), 16-Credit Career & Technical Education course sequence, College Now with The City College of New York, Hunter College, Partnership with International Center of Photography, Internship program with leading fashion companies, Daily Homework Help-Writing Center, 9th Grade Text Complexity class, Fashion Dollar Incentive Program, Science Lab (state-of-the-art), Regents Prep, Cornell Note-Taking, Computers or SMART Boards in every classroom, Computer Labs (Mac Apple and PCs), Charles Nolan Reading Room

Program Overview

All students applying to the High School of Fashion Industries are required to audition for the school online at or in person. The audition includes an admissions examination and submission of a portfolio for the program major(s) in which they are interested. Students may submit up to three portfolios (one for each program major of interest).

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 475

Admission Method: Audition


Buses: M1, M11, M14AD, M20, M23, M34A-SBS, M34-SBS, M4, M5, M7

Trains: A, L to 14th St-8th Av; 1, C, E, F, M to 23rd St; N, R to 28th St; 2, 3 to 34th St - Penn Station; B, D, Q to 34th St-Herald Square



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



Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



91% of students graduate from The High School of Fashion Industries

Test Scores

1257 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 423
SAT Verbal 423
SAT Writing 411

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


The High School of Fashion Industries received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,596
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 449
10 430
11 386
12 331

The High School of Fashion Industries'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 The High School of Fashion Industries's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1
Gender 7% Male / 93% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

78% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at The High School of Fashion Industries.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 52%
Black or African American 39%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 16 incidents of bullying last year at The High School of Fashion Industries, which equals 0.0098 incidents per student.


Fashion Cares Community Service Organization, The Hanger Literary Magazine, The Image School Newspaper, Accessories Club, Adopt-a-Student Mentorship, Anime, Cosmetology, Distributive Education Club of America (DECA), Drama, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion With A Purpose, Film Society, Glee Club, Humanitarian, Library Chit Chat, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership Advisories, Photography, Portfolio, Restorative Circles, Rif Raf Book Club, School Leadership Team, SkillsUSA, Student Government, Tailoring, Tutoring, Work-based Learning Programs, Debate Team, Knitting Club, Styling
  • Community Service
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Indoor Track
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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