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Frank McCourt High School

Frank McCourt High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 10.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Frank McCourt High School says

At Frank McCourt High School (FMHS), we prepare our students to be articulate and effective communicators in every medium. In particular, we will develop students' communication skills through their writing, presentations, classroom discussions and peer dialogue. In developing these skills, students will also sharpen their critical and analytical thinking. Every student will graduate from Frank McCourt High School armed with the curiosity and intellect of a true life-long learner. We are committed to helping our students become engaged citizens and thoughtful civic leaders who can communicate their vision with clarity and eloquence.


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Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Writing Sample

Required Grades

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


Buses: M10, M104, M5, M7, M79, M86

Trains: 1, B, C to 86th St; 2, 3 to 96th St



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

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 219
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 131
10 88

Frank McCourt 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 Frank McCourt High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

39% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Frank McCourt High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 37%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 6%


Asian Cultures, Brandeis Student Campus Council, buildOn, Model UN, Newspaper, Outdoors Club, Peer Tutoring, Student Leadership Council. As we expand we expect to add other student-initiated extracurricular activities such as: Debate Literary Magazine, Chess Club, Film Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debate
  • Film Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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