Williamsburg High School of Art and Technology, The (14K454)

223 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-599-1207
Email: info@whsat.org
Hours: 8:00am - 2:20pm
Principal: Cordel Blair
School Website: https://www.whsat.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44351
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/14K454/HS/
Subway: G to Broadway; L to Grand St
Bus: B24, B43, B46, B48, B60, Q54, Q59
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About

WHSAT exposes students to content that is fresh, exciting and fosters creativity. Our partnerships with community organizations, colleges and the tech sector, provide students with a pipeline to enter the technology industry after graduation. All students have access to college-credit bearing courses, as well as electives including web-design, visual arts and software engineering. Our curriculum is project-based and encourages choice and independence. Students graduate with the confidence to address complex problems in this digital age. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Transitional Bilingual Education, CTE program(s): Web & Digital Media Communications (CS school), Language Courses Available, AP Courses Available, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS PROGRAMS

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, CRMYA School, Extended Day, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

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), ELA (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Other Sports
Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Fitness Club, Soccer, Step, Table Tennis, Track and Field
Activities
My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Creative Writing Club, Animation Club, Ping Pong Club, Podcast club, Theater Club, Design Club, Art Club, Construction club
Programs
Digital Media and Web Design(L27A)
Computer Science & Technology

Introduction to design and coding for the web. Students have opportunities for paid internships, instruction directly from industry professionals and access to college level coursework.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Liberal Arts and Technology(L27B)
Computer Science & Technology

This screened program offers web, digital media and college-credit bearing coursework. 9th grade students learn video game engineering and web design in addition to the traditional liberal arts. Students continue their computer science classes and take college-level courses. Upperclassmen can continue their CS training at tech company offices such as Google, Major League Baseball and Disney. Students also participate in internships facilitated by our partner St. Nicks Alliance.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Spanish Bilingual Computer Science and Technology(L27C)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students develop English and Spanish language skills through courses taught by native speakers and a technology-based interdisciplinary program emphasizing bilingual speaking and writing.

Method:
Requirement:
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
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
412
401
    Grade 12 Students
86
84
    Grade 11 Students
105
92
    Grade 10 Students
104
115
    Grade 9 Students
117
110
Avg. Class Size
36.9
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 0
<5 / 6
Graduation %
98%
95%
College %
53%
40%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
847 (129) / 116
107
1017 / 116
146
Digital Media and Web Design (L27A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

46 / 54 (0.85)
28 / 12 (2.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Liberal Arts and Technology (L27B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

48 / 24 (2.00)
9 / 6 (1.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Spanish Bilingual Computer Science and Technology (L27C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

3 / 16 (0.19)
1 / 4 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 41% responded
Academic Rigor 
  79.57%
Academic Engagement 
  71.08%
Safety 
  86.89%
Bully Prevention 
  82.00%
Inclusivity 
  92.10%
Mental Support 
  80.30%
Environment 
  81.36%
Post-School Support 
  86.11%
Teacher Responses - 56% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.33%
School Satisfaction 
  96.00%
Student Behavior 
  67.33%
Student Support 
  94.40%
School Leadership 
  86.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  87.80%
Instructional Development 
  91.24%
Post-School Support 
  96.13%
Family Responses - 8% responded
Education 
  88.50%
Teacher Support 
  86.50%
Safety 
  92.67%
School Community 
  82.11%
School Leadership 
  87.45%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  89.10%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  45
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  37
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  61.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  423
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  433
Postsecondary
2-Year College 21.10%
4-Year College 35.60%
Unknown 43.30%

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 58.70%
Female 41.30%
English Language Learners:
  11.20%
Students with IEPs:
  21.60%
Economic Need Index: 
  83.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.90%
Black 25.00%
Hispanic 62.90%
White 3.40%
Other 5.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 38.70%
Hispanic 16.10%
White 35.50%
Other 9.70%
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