Leaders High School (21K572)

2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-333-7700
Email: tmullen@leaders6-12.org
Hours: 8:35am - 3:25pm
School Website: http://www.leadersschool.net/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45189
Admissions Information: https://www.nycoutwardbound.org/our-schools/leaders/prospective-students/
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/21K572/HS/
Subway: D to Bay 50th St; N to 86th St
Bus: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, B82-SBS, X28, X38
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Program Details
Leaders High School (L34A)
Project-Based Learning

Leaders High School is a NYC Outward Bound School implementing the EL Education model (see www.nycoutwardbound.org and eleducation.org). Leaders uses hands-on learning that has real-world application to ignite a joy for learning and discovery in our students. At our school, leadership, active citizenship, and character development go hand in hand with academic rigor and challenge.

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 %
Leaders High School (L34A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

61 / 78 (0.78)
28 / 17 (1.65)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Leaders High School is a NYC Outward Bound school that engages students with innovative teaching and hands-on learning experiences. We are a strong, supportive, and inclusive community where students are challenged to think deeply and step outside of their comfort zones to excel. As a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium, our students complete in-depth analytical papers and projects as their graduation requirement that allow them to dive deeply into a topic of their choice and creatively present and defend their ideas. We are also a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation with a special focus on Business & Entrepreneurship. Our students explore a wide range of careers and have the opportunity to participate in exciting internships, paid work-based learning, and earn early college credits. All of our students are part of a crew, a small, tight-knit, group with an advisor providing ongoing support throughout all four years of high school. Through all of these experiences, students learn to embody our four core values of leading, learning, contributing, and exploring. (Formerly known as Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders.)

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finaance (Business Management/Operations), Advanced Courses Offered

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • 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 Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Guitar, Baking Club, Bicycling Club, Weight Training, Hydroponic Lab Interns, Chemistry Lab Interns, Skateboarding/Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Musical Theater, Student Government, Peer Mentors, Peer Mediation, Yearbook Club, Chess Club, ESports.
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 24% 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
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 21.20%
4-Year College 54.10%
Vocational Program 8.20%
Unknown 16.50%

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 54.50%
Female 45.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 16.10%
Black 10.10%
Hispanic 41.50%
White 26.70%
Other 5.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 16.70%
White 53.30%
Other 30.00%