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Progress High School for Professional Careers

Progress High School for Professional 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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Progress High School for Professional Careers says

PROGRESS High School for Professional Careers is a rich, multi-faceted academic gem, located at the Grand Street Campus. But most precious about this institution is the mark it has left on the city's educational history: the legacy of academic, athletic, and social excellence. This is where young men and women learn the art of succeeding in life and hone their leadership skills while experiencing the rewards of collaborative success. Our program integrates the theme of college and careers into its curriculum in each grade level. Advanced Placement courses, Regents, Pre-SAT, and SAT preparation courses are offered. Intensive guidance is provided to every child. Our mission is to educate the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in a strong foundation. The mission is supported by an environment that nurtures a belief in the goodness of one another, community building, extracurricular programs, and a commitment to global justice through outreach and service to others in need. We focus on preparing our students for professional careers of the 21st century. Our entire school community shares an unshakable belief that all children can learn and an unwavering commitment to excellence.


Pre-Med Certificate Program; Teaching Professions Institute Collaborative; Five Unit Music Sequence; Five Unit Visual Arts Sequence; Visiting Artists Program and All-City Marching Band.


Courses in art history, drawing, painting, graphic arts, sculpture, stage design, AP Studio Art (2-D & 3-D Design, Drawing)

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

Challenging academic program that prepares students for majors in scientific studies at competitive universities; offers Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Now courses.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 60

Admission Method: Educational option

Courses in 3 concerts bands, 2 jazz bands, chamber groups, AP music theory and music history.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

Focuses on Science, Math and Technology; courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Laboratory Techniques, First Aid, Medical Billing and Coding.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 119

Admission Method: Educational option


Buses: B24, B43, B48, B60, Q54, Q59

Trains: L to Grand St



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



72% of students graduate from Progress High School for Professional Careers

Test Scores

1114 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 379
SAT Verbal 364
SAT Writing 371

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP United States History
  • AP Art History (Online)
  • AP Biology (Online)
  • AP English Language and Composition (Online)
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture (Online)
  • AP United States History (Online)
  • Spanish
  • English (Online)
  • Haitian Creole (Online)
  • Spanish (Online)
  • Spanish Native Language Arts (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,067
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 447
10 278
11 208
12 134

Progress High School for Professional 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 Progress High School for Professional Careers's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

82% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Progress High School for Professional Careers.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 65%
Black or African American 33%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 18 incidents of bullying last year at Progress High School for Professional Careers, which equals 0.0179 incidents per student.


National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Student Government, Student Leadership Retreats, Science Fair and Science Research Program, Math and Technology Fair, Student Internships, Advanced Visual Arts Classes, and Saturday Academy. Performing Arts: one of the biggest and best in NYC offering 3 full concert bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 choral ensembles, 2 dance ensembles, chamber groups such as guitar ensemble, brass choir or clarinet choir, and AP Music Theory. No previous music experience is necessary to join the performing arts. Our program allows students to perform at their ability level regardless of age or experience. Beginning players perform in the Concert Band, intermediate players perform in the Symphonic Band and advanced players perform in the Wind Ensemble. The choral and dance programs offer similar options to the students. All musical ensembles compete annually at the New York State Music Association festival where they have received multiple Gold and Gold with Distinction awards. Annual theater/musical theater performances by students. We also offer over 20 after-school clubs, Presentations at City/State Conferences, and School Spirit Activities.
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama/Theater
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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