High School of World Cultures

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Cooking lessons to teach English to new immigrants.

The Downside

Discipline problems, poor attendance and low graduation rates

Housed in the Monroe Educational Campus, The High School of World Cultures is designed to teach English to new immigrants, some of whom have had little education in their home countries. Two certified chefs teach cooking, a way to learn work skills while practicing English.

Unfortunately, both teachers and students say there are problems with order and discipline, according to school surveys. Graduation rates are well below the citywide average. Attendance is poor, and about half the students miss more than a month of school, according to Department of Education statistics. There are metal detectors at the entrance of the building.

ADMISSIONS: The school is open to students who have been in the country for less than one year. (Clara Hemphill, statistics, July 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
92%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
91%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
39%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

316
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
95%
Students with disabilities
 
3%
Multilingual learners
 
90%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
82%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
28%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
15%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
95%
18.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
105
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
71%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
8%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
30%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
15%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
29%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
44%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
27%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
30%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

High School of World Cultures

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

We offer a range of ELL programs, including Dual Language English-Spanish program as well as a traditional free standing English as a New Language program. CTE in Culinary Arts is focused on hands on instruction and demonstrations for the training and skill development involved with the culinary arts. Students are selected through survey and demonstration of intent to complete the required credits.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Boys PSAL teams

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472

Trains: 6 Line to Elder Ave

Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS


Contact

Principal: Ramon Namnun

Parent Coordinator: Maria Rondon

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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