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The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology

Grades: 9-12
850 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
Phone: 718-387-2800

Our Insights

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.

Admission: The Gateway (honors) program screens applicants on the basis of their academic records but takes students with fairly low averages and tests scores. The other three programs – music, computer science/networking, and business and finance, select students using the education option method which accepts students with a range of academic abilities. The school often does not fill all of its seats and some programs accept incoming 10th graders. (Gail Robinson, Department of Education reports, November 2018)


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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
63% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Computer Science/Networking
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
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.

Gateway: Mathematics and Science Institute for Pre-College Education
Admissions Method: Screened
  • Attendance
  • Course Grades: Average (71-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: Average (1.9-4.5)
  • Demonstrated Interest: School Visit
  • Honors/Accelerated Coursework
Program Description:

A challenging academic program that prepares students for majors in scientific studies at competitive universities; offers Honors, AP, and CUNY College Now courses.

Music Major
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
  • We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.
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.


Language Courses

American Sign Language, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. History, AP World History


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 the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location


Williamsburg (District 14)
Trains: L Line to Grand St
Buses: B24, B43, B60, Q54, Q59


Holger Carrillo
Parent Coordinator
Andrea Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Grand Street Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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