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Clara Barton High School

Clara Barton High School is a coeducational public vocational school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Clara Barton High School says

The primary focus of Clara Barton High School is to prepare students with an interest in the health professions for college and/or an entry-level position in a health career. As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) School, we offer students many career opportunities through a variety of special programs and courses. We test all students for proper program and course placement. Our school is a multi-session school with classes that begin as early as 7:30 AM and end as late as 5:00 PM.

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Gateway Honors for Pre-College Education, Health Professions Major (Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Dental Assistant, Dental Laboratory, Vision Technology), Medical Lab Techniques Program, Work-based Learning Program, Business Computer Applications & Cooperative Education, Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Dance), Internship Opportunities, College Now, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, Medgar Evers Talent Search, Community Counseling & Mediation Guidance, Intergenerational Work Study, Minds Matter of New York City, Upward Bound, Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program, Medical Science, Science & Technology Entry Program


Same program as listed above. Open only to students whose home language is Haitian Creole.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 27

Admission Method: Screened: language

Same program as listed above. Fifty percent (50%) of the incoming 9th graders will be English proficient students and fifty percent (50%) Russian-speaking English Language Learners.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Admission Method: Screened: language

A challenging program that prepares students for college and careers in medicine, dentistry, allied health professions, science and math.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 120

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Preparation for entry-level positions in the health field, as well as admission to two- and four-year colleges.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 300

Admission Method: Educational option

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality


Buses: B41, B43, B45, B49

Trains: S to Botanic Garden; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Av - Botanic Garden



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
  • For K50B only: Open only to students whose home language is Haitian Creole
  • For K50C only: Fifty percent (50%) of the incoming 9th graders for this program will be English proficient students and fifty percent (50%) Russian speaking English Language Learners

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



70% of students graduate from Clara Barton High School

Test Scores

1251 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 413
SAT Verbal 425
SAT Writing 413

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Clara Barton High School received a Bronze 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 United States History
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,605
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 470
10 507
11 263
12 320
Ungraded 45

Clara Barton 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 Clara Barton High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 18 : 1
Gender 24% Male / 76% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

78% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Clara Barton High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 91%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 69 incidents of bullying last year at Clara Barton High School, which equals 0.0394 incidents per student.


African Culture, Art, Baseball, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cheerleaders and Boosters, Christian Seekers, Crown Mecca (Boys Step Team), Dance, Debate Team, Dental, Dental Assist, Fashion, Haitian Club, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Leadership Committee; Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Questioning Alliance; Mentoring and Conflict Resolution, National Honor Society, Opening Act, Peer Tutoring, Philosophy, Practical Nursing, Queen Mecca (Girls Step Team), Salsa, Senior Council, Soccer, SPARK, Student Activist Council, Student Government, Travel, Vision, Visual Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design)
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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