Edward R. Murrow High School (21K525)

1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-258-9283
Email: KBoodram2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 07:45am - 03:00pm
Principal: Allen Barge
School Website: https://ermurrowhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/40687
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/21K525/HS/
Subway: B, Q to Av M
Bus: B11, B49, B6, B68, B9, BM1, BM3, BM4
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About

Edward R. Murrow High School has been preparing students to be college-, career-, and life-ready for over 40 years. Designated a "School of Excellence" by the United States Department of Education, Edward R. Murrow High School has a long tradition of offering a wide variety of courses that are enhanced by high-quality instruction. We offer a wide range of academic opportunities and extracurricular activities in a learning environment that helps students discover their passions and talents as they learn to make their way in the world.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise, Music Technology

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, 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), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language and Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Bowling, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Cross Country, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Golf
Programs
Communication Arts(K57A)
Communications

A comprehensive program that includes all core classes, offers the opportunity to explore various electives, and gives students the opportunity to take AP classes in all major curriculum areas in preparation for college and careers.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
Bilingual Chinese (Mandarin) Communication Arts(K57B)
Communications

Instruction in content area classes uses student's native language and English. English is taught using English as a Second Language methods. The goal of the transitional bilingual education program is to develop academic skills in the student's native language and English while the student attains English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, 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 only to students whose home language is Chinese.
Bilingual Spanish Communication Arts(K57C)
Communications

Instruction in content area classes uses student's native language and English. English is taught using English as a Second Language methods. The goal of the transitional bilingual education program is to develop academic skills in the student's native language and English while the student attains English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, 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 only to New York City residents whose home language is Spanish
Vocal Music(K57J)
Performing Arts

A discipline-based music education that includes large ensemble, small ensemble, solo performance, and musicianship.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
Fine and Visual Arts(K57K)
Visual Art & Design

A discipline-based visual art education which includes studios in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, animation, digital media, photography, AP art history, and portfolio development.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
Instrumental Music(K57L)
Performing Arts

A discipline-based music education that includes large ensemble, small ensemble, solo performance, and musicianship.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
Studio Theater(K57P)
Performing Arts

A program that explores all the collaborative components of theater. Students learn all the aspects of theater including acting, technical theater, musical theater, and theater management.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
75K811 D75 Inclusion Program at Edward R. Murrow High School(K57U)

Edward R. Murrow High School ACES 15:1 Program(K57Y)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
3,622
3,659
    Grade 12 Students
751
740
    Grade 11 Students
796
730
    Grade 10 Students
993
1051
    Grade 9 Students
1082
1138
Avg. Class Size
23.4
Complaints / Suspensions
78 / 87
150 / 153
Graduation %
85%
86%
College %
72%
75%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
6007 (2498) / 934
1147
6071 / 932
1098
Bilingual Chinese (Mandarin) Communication Arts (K57B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

168 / 23 (7.30)
7 / 5 (1.40)
Offers - Waitlist
Bilingual Spanish Communication Arts (K57C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

83 / 28 (2.96)
21 / 6 (3.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Communication Arts (K57A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,443 / 549 (2.63)
215 / 124 (1.73)
Offers - Waitlist
Edward R. Murrow High School ACES 15:1 Program (K57Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
75K811 D75 Inclusion Program at Edward R. Murrow High School (K57U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
Fine and Visual Arts (K57K)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

578 / 49 (11.80)
67 / 11 (6.09)
Offers - Waitlist
Instrumental Music (K57L)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

240 / 45 (5.33)
30 / 10 (3.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Studio Theater (K57P)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

198 / 26 (7.62)
20 / 6 (3.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Vocal Music (K57J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

127 / 41 (3.10)
14 / 9 (1.56)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
  75.00%
Academic Engagement 
  59.75%
Safety 
  74.67%
Bully Prevention 
  66.00%
Inclusivity 
  87.50%
Mental Support 
  67.00%
Environment 
  69.45%
Post-School Support 
  76.89%
Teacher Responses - 22% responded
Academic Rigor 
  85.33%
School Satisfaction 
  91.33%
Student Behavior 
  66.44%
Student Support 
  88.13%
School Leadership 
  82.73%
Instructional Clarity 
  80.60%
Instructional Development 
  80.00%
Post-School Support 
  96.75%
Family Responses - 11% responded
Education 
  90.00%
Teacher Support 
  77.67%
Safety 
  92.00%
School Community 
  84.44%
School Leadership 
  90.82%
Post-School Support 
  93.00%

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. %
  83.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  65
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  71
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  79.60%
Avg. ACT English Score
  26
Avg. ACT Math Score
  24
Avg. ACT Reading Score
  25
Avg. ACT Science Score
  25
Avg. SAT Math Score
  511
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  505
Postsecondary
2-Year College 17.10%
4-Year College 55.90%
Other Postsecondary 0.20%
Unknown 26.80%

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 42.50%
Female 57.40%
Other 0.10%
English Language Learners:
  7.80%
Students with IEPs:
  18.20%
Economic Need Index: 
  64.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 24.30%
Black 19.20%
Hispanic 22.80%
White 30.00%
Other 3.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 8.00%
Black 15.60%
Hispanic 11.60%
White 58.50%
Other 6.30%
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