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Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers

Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers 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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The mission of Murry Bergtraum (MBHS) is to equip our students with the skills needed to obtain entrance into post-secondary institutions and the knowledge needed to be self-sustaining once they gain admission. The focus of our Ninth Grade Academy is to provide academic support in a small nurturing environment which will provide students with the skills and resources needed to graduate from high school in four years. The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program is an integral component of our Ninth Grade Academy. As students progress, internships and mentoring opportunities support our academic goals with real-world experiences as we work to develop tomorrow's leaders.


MBHS students enter the Ninth Grade Academy and have the opportunity to transition into one of three Small Learning Communities: Emerging Technologies Institute, Institute of Justice, or Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies; Honors classes, College Now, AVID, Virtual Enterprise, College Summit, on-site Syracuse University courses for college credit, college counseling, Performance-based Assessment, tutoring, internships, mentoring, Saturday and after-school academic programs


Program features Town Hall meetings and goal setting sessions where students develop strategies to meet success and transition into one of the three Small Learning Communities (Emerging Technologies Institute, The Institute of Justice, Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies) in tenth grade.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 450

Admission Method: Educational option

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Students will focus on math and science, and will work with university faculty to develop research skills. Students will be considered for summer college programs at several universities, including Syracuse University. Academy students will be mentored by consultants from Deloitte Consulting, one of our corporate partners, in their four-year technology/college readiness initiative. Please note that all students will be in uniform.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 30

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Interview

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100


Buses: M103, M15, M22, M5, M9

Trains: 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall; N, Q to Canal St; 1, J, Z to Chambers St; R to City Hall; 2, 3, A, C to Fulton St-Broadway-Nassau; E to Park Place



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



61% of students graduate from Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers

Test Scores

1240 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 440
SAT Verbal 407
SAT Writing 393

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,065
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 703
10 564
11 501
12 292
Ungraded 5

Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers'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 Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

70% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 47%
Black or African American 40%
Asian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 89 incidents of bullying last year at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, which equals 0.037 incidents per student.


Alumni Mentoring Program, Conflict Resolution, Explorers Post 521, Fresh Start Mentoring for 9th graders, Honor Society for Young Men of Color, Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team, Math Team, Mock Trial Moot Court Competition, National Honor Society, Principal's Council, Senior Council, Student Government, Virtual Enterprise Competition
  • Art Club
  • Debate
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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