Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence (32K556)

976 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385, Queens
Phone: 347-378-0498
Email: mdelossantos9@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://www.bushwickleadershs.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47654
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/32K556/HS/
Subway: L to Halsey St; M to Forest Av
Bus: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, Q39, Q55, Q58, QM24, QM25, QM34
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About

Bushwick Leaders’ High School for Academic Excellence is a small community high school whose vision is to provide our learning community with a rigorous, collaborative, and culturally responsive academic program that encourages students to think critically, generate discussion, and create products to demonstrate their learning. We are the first school in New York State to have an approved Career & Technical Education (CTE) program in Data Science, which is a technology field that combines business, statistics and computer science. Our school also participates in the FutureReadyNYC program, which provides students with paid work based learning opportunities, career-connected instruction, financial literacy, early college credits and individual college & career advising, all of which are focused on providing students with a market-aligned pathway to a high paying career in technology. Note that our school is temporarily relocated from 797 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn to 976 Seneca Avenue in Queens for the 2023-24 school year. We anticipate returning to our permanent home at 797 Bushwick Avenue by September 2024.

Academic Highlights: Seal of Biliteracy Program, Civics for All Program, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program,, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Data Scientist), Computer Science for All (CS4A) Program

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance
Activities
Podcast, National Honor Society (NHS), Student Government, Students in Action, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Anime Club, FutureReadyNYC, Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Boys Group, Cheer Team, Peer Mediation, Paid Student Leadership Roles
Programs
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence(K36A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program in Data Science(K36C)
Computer Science & Technology

Bushwick Leaders’ High School has developed a cutting-edge Career & Technical Education (CTE) program focused on Data Science which combines business, statistics and computer science. The program will enable students to access a high quality and satisfying career as well as provide students with long-term economic security. We are the first school in New York State to have such a program approved by the New York State Education Department.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
364
387
    Grade 12 Students
105
82
    Grade 11 Students
92
112
    Grade 10 Students
92
86
    Grade 9 Students
75
107
Graduation %
91
84
College %
43
45
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence (K36A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

93 / 82 (1.13)
15 / 18 (0.83)
Offers - Waitlist
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program in Data Science (K36C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.29%
Academic Engagement 
  62.42%
Safety 
  69.11%
Bully Prevention 
  61.13%
Inclusivity 
  86.30%
Mental Support 
  72.40%
Environment 
  70.00%
Post-School Support 
  81.89%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.00%
School Satisfaction 
  78.83%
Student Behavior 
  50.00%
Student Support 
  82.73%
School Leadership 
  73.80%
Instructional Clarity 
  73.80%
Instructional Development 
  82.00%
Post-School Support 
  94.38%
Family Responses - 15% responded
Education 
  94.38%
Teacher Support 
  92.33%
Safety 
  99.33%
School Community 
  87.89%
School Leadership 
  98.36%
Post-School Support 
  96.00%

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
  46
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  47.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  391
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  414
Postsecondary
2-Year College 15.20%
4-Year College 39.20%
Unknown 45.60%

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 48.90%
Female 51.10%
English Language Learners:
  31.00%
Students with IEPs:
  26.40%
Economic Need Index:
  93.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.40%
Black 16.20%
Hispanic 78.60%
White 1.90%
Other 1.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 14.70%
Hispanic 23.50%
White 50.00%
Other 11.80%
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