School Details

Vanguard High School

317 E 67th St, New York, NY 10021
(212) 517-5175

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 443 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vanguard High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Vanguard High School is MR. WILLIAM KLANN, who can be contacted at 443 students attend Vanguard High School and identify as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Vanguard High School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 443 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Vanguard High School is 13:1. Manhattan International High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Hispanic 59% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 59%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    One of the worst high schools in Manhattan. The security is bad education is way behind than - everything that my daughter has learned in middle school my son is learning in his second year. It's absolutely horrible. I'm in the process of transferring my son.

  • (7 months ago)

    The learning environment is this school is great. Every person is allowed to be who they are without being criticized or bullied. The principal vice principal and all of the staff first interest is in our child's learning and building on what they already know. When my daughter started here she was antisocial. Now she has friends good grades and is truly learning what she needs to know to be prepared for college. My daughter is a B student since attending this school. I'm hoping that my other daughter gets into this school for September 2015. Great learning environment for everyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    I took my son out of Catholic school and enrolled him in Vanguard and I could never have been more happy. The Principal Vice Principal and Guidance Counselor are always there for the students and parents. They even have the best security guards that I have ever. encountered. They have a clear understanding on what it takes to have your children actually enjoy going to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Vanguard high school is doing great improving day by day helping students in every subject they need help. I am very proud to said the my son is 90% honor roll student.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends vanguard high school. He really likes the school. The school offers many different types of programs. Vanguard is also involved in many colleges programs. It's tries to get all the childred ready for college. The only problem is more parents need to be involved . My son wanted a small school. And he very happy at vanguard. He is doing well.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is school is amazing! Teachers Peers Staff; All get along with no problem. Classes are very motivating & hard but with the help of teachers they make sure you understand topics fluently. This school is performance based which means instead of taking tests we have to perform our knowledge through PBAs (performance based assesments) which are evaluated by staff & peers in order to show that you have the full knowledge and understanding of the topic/subject. This requires using evidence & your thinking of the topic. This is a difficult task because to succeed in doing so you must have the power to back up your opinions not to mention get over stage fright! I as a student of Vanguard can definitely say that i have grown just by the everyday tasks and assignments we are put to do.

  • (7 years ago)

    This a great school for kids my sons goes to this school and it is excellent. The teachers are very close to point where the teachers are actually teaching and students receive the information with no problem

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has lost at least 6 science teachers in the past year and a half! What chance does my child have to pass her regents?

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(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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