Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence (32K556)

976 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385, Queens
Phone: 347-378-0498
Email: mdelossantos9@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://www.bushwickleadershs.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47654
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/32K556/HS/
Subway: L to Halsey St; M to Forest Av
Bus: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, Q39, Q55, Q58, QM24, QM25, QM34
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Program Details
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence (K36A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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 %
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence (K36A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

93 / 82 (1.13)
15 / 18 (0.83)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Bushwick Leaders’ High School for Academic Excellence is a small community high school whose vision is to provide our learning community with a rigorous, collaborative, and culturally responsive academic program that encourages students to think critically, generate discussion, and create products to demonstrate their learning. We are the first school in New York State to have an approved Career & Technical Education (CTE) program in Data Science, which is a technology field that combines business, statistics and computer science. Our school also participates in the FutureReadyNYC program, which provides students with paid work based learning opportunities, career-connected instruction, financial literacy, early college credits and individual college & career advising, all of which are focused on providing students with a market-aligned pathway to a high paying career in technology. Note that our school is temporarily relocated from 797 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn to 976 Seneca Avenue in Queens for the 2023-24 school year. We anticipate returning to our permanent home at 797 Bushwick Avenue by September 2024.

Academic Highlights: Seal of Biliteracy Program, Civics for All Program, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program,, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Data Scientist), Computer Science for All (CS4A) Program

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Podcast, National Honor Society (NHS), Student Government, Students in Action, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Anime Club, FutureReadyNYC, Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Boys Group, Cheer Team, Peer Mediation, Paid Student Leadership Roles
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 15% 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 15.20%
4-Year College 39.20%
Unknown 45.60%

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 48.90%
Female 51.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.40%
Black 16.20%
Hispanic 78.60%
White 1.90%
Other 1.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 14.70%
Hispanic 23.50%
White 50.00%
Other 11.80%