School Profile

Briarcliff High School 

2018-2019 Profile


Mrs. Debora French
Dr. James Kaishian
Mrs. Meredith Safer
Counseling Coordinator
Dr. Nathan Heltzel
Mrs. Erin Ryan
Mr. Michael Muranelli


Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

College Counseling Office

914-769-6299 Ext. 3125    Fax: 914-432-8210

CEEB/ACT Code Number: 3 3 0 5 0 5


Briarcliff High School is the public high school of the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District. Briarcliff Manor is a community of approximately 8,000 residents, located in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City. Most of the community's residents are professionals and executives who demonstrate strong support for the public school system.

Briarcliff High School is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Commission on Second­ ary Schools. Briarcliff High School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.


The 2018 -19 enrollment is 569 students at Briarcliff High School. There are 136 students in the Class of 2018. The ethnic breakdown of the Class of 2019 student body is as follows: 79% Caucasian; 13% Asian-American; 3% Hispanic, 4% African-American, 1% multi racial.

Briarcliff High School is comprised of students from Briarcliff Manor, Pocantico Hills, and tuition students from area school districts.

Briarcliff High School students participate in a broad range of recreational and interscholastic activities. Teams fielded are Boys' Football, Soccer, Basketball, Bowling, Baseball, Hockey, Swimming and Tennis; Girls' Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Softball and Soccer; Co-Ed Cross Country, Winter Track, Golf, and Track and Field. More than two dozen clubs for students of various academic, athletic, cultural, and community service interests are available to all students.



Grading Scale: passing grade is 65

Letter and Grade-point equivalents: 
A+ 98-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79  D+ 68-69
A 94-97 B 84-86 C 74-76 D 66-67
A- 90-93 B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 65
            F 64 and below


The grade point average reported by Briarcliff High School is a three-year cumulative average for the student's first three years (six semesters) of high school. The grade point average is weighted. AP, SUNY and SUPA courses carry a weight of 1.10. Honors courses carry a weight of 1.05. Briarcliff Science Research is weighted 1.10 (grades 11 and 12) and 1.05 (grade 10).
Weighted Grade Distribution - Class of 2017
Numeric Grade 104.18-90.00 89.99-80.00 79.99-70.00 Below 70.00
# of students 89 42 2 0
% of students 66.9 31.6 1.5 0




SAT I: Reasoning Test
CR Range Math EBWR1
17 700-800 26 18
35 600-690 33 45
29 500-590 23 21
12 400-490 4 3
2 300-390 1 0
0 200-290 0 0



SAT II: Subject Tests
Subject #Test-takers Mean
Biology-E 8 610
Math 1 16 656
Math 2 22 706
U.S. History 31 702
Chemistry 16 719
Literature 10 619
Physics 5 670
World History 2 715
Biology-M 2 710
French I 1 580
Latin I 1 560
Spanish I 5 666



ACT Composite
English 27.9 23.8
Math 26.9 24.0
Reading 27.5 24.6
Science 26.3 23.9
Composite 27.3 24.2


  • The Class of 2018 was compromised of 133 students
  • There was 1 National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists
  • An additional 5 students were Commended Scholars
  • There was 1 National Hispanic Scholarship Nominee 
  • There were 1 National Merit College sponsored winners
  • 99% of the class of 2018 attend college
  • 100% of the class of 2018 graduated


To graduate from Briarcliff High School, each student is required to complete a minimum of23 credits, to be distributed as follows:

English - four credits

Mathematics - three credits

Art or Music - one credit

Electives - three and a half credits

Physical Education - two credits

Social Studies - four credits

Science - three credits

Health - one half credit

Community Service - one credit*

World Language - one credit (Regents), three credits (Adv.)

*Each student is required to complete 8 hours of Community Service per year (one quarter credit per year).


The Briarcliff High School Curriculum

Briarcliff High School offers courses in Advanced Placement, Honors, and Regents levels as indicated below:

*SUNY/SUPA Program courses provide students with the academic challenges of college-level curriculum. Upon successful completion of SUNY/SUPA course requirements, students will receive college credit from the State University of New York or Syracuse University for the courses in which they have enrolled and for which they paid.



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