W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School (19K660)

145 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-345-9100
Email: LValesP@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 7:59am - 3:17pm
School Website: https://www.whmaxwell.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/39663
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/19K660/HS/
Subway: A, C to Liberty Av; J to Alabama Av; L to Atlantic Av
Bus: B12, B14, B20, B25, B83, Q24, Q56
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Program Details
Beauty Science & Technology (K68J)

This program trains students to gravitate towards a career in the salon/spa industry. Upon completion of training, students will be eligible to take the New York State Board Licensing Examination in Nail Technology, Natural Hair Care and Appearance Enhancement, which covers all areas of Cosmetology. While in training, students have an opportunity to practice their skills on clients in the community, work-based experiences and in school.

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 %
Beauty Science & Technology (K68J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

61 / 53 (1.15)
31 / 12 (2.58)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

William H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School is a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Healthcare - one of the fastest-growing and highest-paid industries in our city. We’ll prepare you for work in any field, not just healthcare. Students will explore a range of careers (Fashion, Graphic Design, Vision Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering) acquire 21st-century employability skills including financial literacy, earn paid work-based learning opportunities and early college credits and credentials, engage in 1-1 advising, and will graduate prepared for college and careers in NYCs growing healthcare industry.

Academic Highlights: 6 CTE programs: Fashion, Graphic Design, Vision Technology, Cosmetology, Barbering and Pre-Nursing

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Multi-Session School, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Session

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 English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited])
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 42% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 14% 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 9.00%
4-Year College 22.40%
Unknown 68.60%

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 31.60%
Female 68.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.90%
Black 54.50%
Hispanic 34.50%
White 3.10%
Other 6.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.40%
Black 50.00%
Hispanic 10.90%
White 15.20%
Other 6.50%