Vanguard High School (02M449)

317 East 67 Street, Manhattan, NY 10065, Manhattan
Phone: 212-517-5175
Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm
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Subway: 4, 5, N, Q, R to 59th St; 6 to 68th St-Hunter College; F to Lexington Av
Bus: BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M31, M4, M57, M66, M72, M98, Q101, Q32, Q60, QM2, QM20, QM3
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Vanguard High School offers a challenging college preparatory program in a close-knit and nurturing environment. Access to technology, arts, extracurricular activities, and travel opportunities through our partnerships enable our students to develop as analytical, articulate, and reflective citizens who care about and engage with the world around them to make positive change. We support our students in pursuing internships and connect them to mentors, opportunities, and programs and start yearly college exploration in 9th grade. At Vanguard, you will develop your own perspective, connect with a diverse group of peers, and express yourself in a safe and welcoming environment where you are known and cared about and your voice is valued.

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Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

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
  • 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, Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
College Preparatory(M95A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students' growth in understanding and thinking is assessed by researching, writing, presenting, and defending portfolios in math, science, history and literary analysis and working on in-depth projects. Students also complete an autobiography portfolio, using oral and visual components.

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 %
College Preparatory (M95A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

72 / 86 (0.84)
27 / 24 (1.13)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 16% 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
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 16.10%
4-Year College 37.70%
Other Postsecondary 1.10%
Unknown 45.10%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here:

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 50.00%
Female 50.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.30%
Black 26.30%
Hispanic 60.10%
White 8.20%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 14.70%
Black 14.70%
Hispanic 20.60%
White 41.20%
Other 8.80%