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What’s Special

Workplace opportunities, music program

The Downside

Dissatisfied teachers

The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, a midsized school in the old Eastern District High School building in Williamsburg, offers programs in advanced science, performing arts, computer science and hospitality and tourism. Students in the career-oriented computer and hospitality programs have an opportunity to work in settings outside the school.

The school’s music major does not require an audition and is open to students who have not performed previously. The instrumental, choral and dance classes include students from the other schools on the campus, East Williamsburg Scholar Academy and Progress High School for Professional Careers.

A summer academy for incoming 9th graders helps ease the transition to high school. Students get frequent and useful feedback on their work, through teacher evaluations, self-assessment and peer reviews, according to a Department of Education report. In discussions with a DOE reviewer, parents praised the school for its communication with them.

Teachers, on the other hand, give the school and its principal, Holgar Carrillo, fairly low marks. More than 40 percent said in a DOE survey that they would not recommend the school as a place to work or go to school. Teachers complain of problems with order and discipline.

Although it is two-thirds male, the school has a similar number of boys and girls sports teams, along with a co-ed golf team.

Special education: Most students with IEPs spend the majority of their school day in team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students.  (Gail Robinson, Department of Education reports, November 2018)


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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
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How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

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

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Computer Science/Networking (K88A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Challenging program which integrates programming, Internet research, systems analysis, and specialized Cisco Networks curriculum leading to the Certified Network Engineer Certification.

Business & Finance (K88B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

College and career preparatory program for careers related to the business and finance sectors. The curriculum is developed by the National Academy Foundation (NAF) and receives support from corporate partners.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (K88C)

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

A challenging internationally accredited two-year program that provides an internationally accepted qualification, recognized by many of the highest ranking universities worldwide. Students enrolled in the program are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning; become more culturally aware; and to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world. The program prepares students for majors in scientific studies at competitive universities.

Music Major (K88D)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Music major with a 10-credit sequence of courses, plus additional classes that meet in small groups. This sequence fulfills the requirements for the Advanced Regents Diploma.


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Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (International Baccalaureate), IB Biology HL, IB Economics HL, IB English HL, IB Government SL, IB Mathematics HL, IB Physics HL, Math (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


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

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Contact & Location


850 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211

Trains: L Line to Grand St

Buses: B24, B43, B60, Q54, Q59


Principal: Holger Carrillo

Parent Coordinator: Jane Wharton Andrews


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Grand Street Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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