High School of World Cultures (12X550)

1300 Boynton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472, Bronx
Phone: 718-860-8120
Email: ecaraballo5@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:30am - 02:50pm
School Website: https://www.highschoolofworldcultures.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42823
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/12X550/HS/
Subway: 6 to Elder Av
Bus: Bx11, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS
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High School of World Cultures is designed to support new arrival and MLL students to develop the 21st century skills required for their success as global citizens. Our English as a New Language program, BUILD Entrepreneurship program , and CTE Culinary Arts program enrich our students' academic experience and prepare them for their post-secondary career choices. Our teachers build on students' rich identities and cultural background to assist them in their transition and adjustment to their new academic environment. In the past years, many of our students have graduated with Biliteracy endorsements and received numerous scholarships through the CTE Culinary Arts program. Our school is located in the James Monroe Campus well known for hosting some of the strongest PSAL sport teams in the city. We, at High School of World Cultures, welcome students of any cultural background to join our school community and be part of our legacy as agents of social changes.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Culinary Arts, English as a New Language program

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Uniform

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
ELL Programs
Dual Language: Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Badminton, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Yoga, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Track,
Stella Adler Acting, Culinary (cooking), tutoring, internships, student government, success mentoring, entrepreneurship, Yoga, Student Government, ASPIRA, cultural school trips, summer STEM programs in partnership with Liberty Science, after school clubs, Saturday Academy.
High School of World Cultures(X09X)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We offer a range of ELL programs, including Dual Language English-Spanish program as well as a traditional free standing English as a New Language program. CTE in Culinary Arts is focused on hands on instruction and demonstrations for the training and skill development involved with the culinary arts. Students are selected through survey and demonstration of intent to complete the required credits.

Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents - see eligibility
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
High School of World Cultures (X09X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

63 / 86 (0.73)
5 / 22 (0.23)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 43% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 41% 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
2-Year College 11.20%
4-Year College 18.40%
Other Postsecondary 1.00%
Unknown 69.40%

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 59.40%
Female 40.60%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.00%
Black 5.10%
Hispanic 90.10%
White 1.10%
Other 1.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 44.80%
White 27.60%
Other 27.60%