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William Cullen Bryant High School is a public school in New York City, NY. It has 3,011 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 109 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Health & Safety: There is not much bullying, and it can be easily taken cared of with help of an adult. Most students feel safe at the school. There is hardly any gang activity and not much violence, though fights can and do break out easily if two people clash enough. Police officers and deans are always walking around the school. The school nurse can't do much for majority of someone's problems others than provide ice in a bag or bandages. There aren't many health programs and resources besides the state mandatory health class. Despite the bad reputation the school has, I feel very safe in William Cullen Bryant High School. It is not as bad as the media makes it out to be.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: I think the teachers are amazing. They are truly dedicated to providing an education for the students and constantly giving the students a chance to improve their grades. Teaching styles vary. Most teachers are extremely knowledgeable in their subjects and convey their interests to the students. It is easy to get in touch with them and get additional support. Grading policies are transparent due to Pupilpath, though it is sometimes confusing and not accurate. A few teachers are horrible and do not care about the students or the subject they are teaching; they make this very clear to the students as well.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: There is a huge variety of clubs and organizations. It is easy to start or join a club. One is expected to be committed to the club when he/she joins. The most popular clubs would probably be Key Club or Dance Company. There are also administration support opportunities, such as student service, which includes working in the library or in the attendance office.

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High School Senior

On Food: I avoid the cafeteria whenever possible. I only go down there if the library is closed and I have nowhere else to go. There are always fights, it is dirty and loud, and sometimes students throw food. The menu makes the food sound better than it is. There is variety, but I personally never touch the food. The food is the same as what can be found in any other NYC public school. Vending machines and the Bryant Union provide overpriced snacks for the students; many students buy.

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High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: The principal, Namita Dwarka, is strict but fair, in my opinion. Many students and teachers at the school disagree with her, however. She is very involved with the school. Many guidance counselors are fantastic, though some are completely unhelpful; it depends on who you have. The office staff are average. There are anti-bullying rules in place. The dress code is rarely enforced, unless you are wearing a hat, in which case, it will definitely be removed. Attendance is poor and management of attendance is just as poor.

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William Cullen Bryant High School is a public school in New York City, NY. It has 3,011 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 109 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

62%

Test Performance

27
William Cullen Bryant High School performed better than 27% of other schools on New York math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1590

Based on 36 students surveyed
Math
560
Verbal
510
Writing
520

ACT:
22

Based on 5 students surveyed
Math
22
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 25% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.4%
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Female
47.6%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
50.1%
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Asian
27.1%
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White
14.5%
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African American
8.0%
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Native American
0.4%
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Pacific Islander
0%
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Multiracial
0%