Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (14K558)

257 North 6 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-388-1260
Email: chu@whsad.org
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
School Website: https://www.whsad.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44554
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/14K558/HS/
Subway: G to Lorimer St; L to Bedford Av
Bus: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59
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Program Details
Architecture and Design (K09X)

Students engage in coursework that promotes creative thought and technical proficiency. Students learn principles of design to articulate and defend their creative decisions. They learn industry methodologies to draft, communicate, and render physical prototypes of their designs. This ability to both create and build makes our students highly desirable for paid internships with industry partners.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered in the same priority group order (see PRIORITY GROUPS above) for 63% of seats.
  • For the remaining 37% of seats, all students will be considered in priority group order.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Architecture and Design (K09X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

257 / 126 (2.04)
51 / 29 (1.76)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Located in one of New York City's premier neighborhoods along the Brooklyn waterfront, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD for short) offers students a unique and engaging four-year course sequence with a focus in architectural drafting, design principles, and historic preservation. Our inter-disciplinary and hands-on approach to architecture, design, and the visual arts integrates internship experiences and skills training throughout core academic content areas. WHSAD students can earn a Career & Technical Education (CTE) endorsed diploma in Architectural Drafting & Design and college credit(s) upon graduation from our program.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 63% of seats: first to Brooklyn students or residents, and then to New York City residents

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Soccer
Architecture Club, Art Club, Revit Club, Newspaper Team, WHSAD Senate, Carpentry Club, Yearbook Club, Teen Entrepreneurship Club, Community Service Club, Chess Club, Video Game Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Anime Club, Debate Club, Dance Club, My Sister's Keeper, and My Brother's Keeper
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 55% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

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 16.70%
4-Year College 48.40%
Unknown 34.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 67.60%
Female 32.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.20%
Black 27.40%
Hispanic 59.10%
White 6.90%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 20.60%
Hispanic 20.60%
White 55.90%
Other 2.90%