Food and Finance High School (02M288)

525 West 50Th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-586-2943
Hours: 8:30am - 2:35pm
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Subway: C, E to 50th St
Bus: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57
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Program Details
Food and Finance High School (M34X)
Culinary Arts

Focuses on Culinary Arts in cooking and baking and the financial aspects related to the industry.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Food and Finance High School (M34X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

199 / 122 (1.63)
61 / 28 (2.18)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Food and Finance High School is a College Preparatory school that provides our students with access to early college opportunities via a variety of AP courses and CUNY College Now classes. All incoming 9th graders are programmed to take AP Human Geography. We offer an academically challenging CTE program focusing on the culinary arts and finance. Since we believe that food is fundamental to personal, social, economic, and ecological health, the themes of food and finance are integrated into our curriculum and school environment. Cornell University Extension, our lead partner, brings expertise in science, sustainable food production, nutrition, and other topics. Students develop critical thinking skills while engaged in projects, internships, and entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to the state endorsed CTE diploma, students are expected to take a series of industry-recognized certification examinations. Our students have access to scholarships specifically set aside for Food and Finance HS students. Seniors have access to paid internship opportunities during the school year.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available, FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance (Business Operations), CTE program(s): Culinary Arts, AP Courses Available

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Dress Code, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis
Pass the Spatula (Student Magazine) Baking Club, GSA, Anime, Culinary Competition, National Honors Society, Step Team, Visiting chef program, Cornell nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Internship, Student government, Yearbook, Youth Equity Leadership
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 28% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 25.00%
4-Year College 42.00%
Other Postsecondary 7.00%
Unknown 26.00%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 40.70%
Female 59.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.00%
Black 36.10%
Hispanic 55.30%
White 4.40%
Other 1.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 21.90%
Hispanic 25.00%
White 34.40%
Other 18.70%