International High School at Lafayette (21K337)

2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-333-7860
Hours: 9:20am - 3:51pm
Principal: Melissa De Leon
School Website:
NYCDOE Website:
Quality Snapshot:
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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The International High School at Lafayette welcomes students who are recently arrived to the United States and learning English. We provide a supportive environment, incorporating language development into all classes, engaging students in projects, and preparing students for college and career. Our students have multiple opportunities to earn college credit, participate in different sports, join extra-curricular activities, and engage in the community through internship, service learning, arts, and more. Students complete and present a series of portfolio projects as part of the graduation requirements, and all students have an individual mentor that helps guide them through the college and scholarship application process.

Academic Highlights: Mentors, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), Internships Available, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer), Advanced Courses Offered, CUNY College Now

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

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
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Uncredited])
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
Badminton, Boxing, Fitness Club, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Football, Tennis,Volleyball, Cricket , Basketball .
Student government, Computer Clubs, AP Classes, Computer Science, Safe Space (GSA), Arabic Boys Club, Book Club, Dream Team, Field Trips, Internships, Workbased learning ( Photography, Stem, peer tutors, peace leaders ), Summer Youth Employment Program, Extracurriculars ( SEO, ACE, Minds Matter, girls write now, DICE , Bottom line, Librarians of tomorrow, Pratt scholars and other )
International High School at Lafayette(K38R)
Project-Based Learning

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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
5 / 37
<5 / 13
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
293 (91) / 90
270 / 90
International High School at Lafayette (K38R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

86 / 73 (1.18)
7 / 17 (0.41)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 60% 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 - 38% 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 14.10%
4-Year College 41.20%
Unknown 44.70%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 58.70%
Female 41.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 13.50%
Black 3.90%
Hispanic 56.50%
White 24.70%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 39.10%
White 52.20%
Other 8.70%