School Profile

Briarcliff High School 

2018-2019 Profile

 

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

 

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.

ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS
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.

 

STUDENTS
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.

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
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.

 

EXPLANATION OF MARKING SYSTEM

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

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK
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
  BHS NYS
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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND CREDITS

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.

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES - CLASS OF 2018

Adelphi University

American University

Arizona State University 

Auburn University

Babson College

Bard College

Barnard College

Bentley University

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

Caldwell University

Case Western Reserve University

Champlain College

City University of New York

Clark University

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of William and Mary

Colorado College

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

CUNY-Macaulay Honors College

Cuny College

Dean College

Drexel University

Duke University

Elon University

Emerson College

Emory University

Fairfield University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida State University

Fordham University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg  College

Hampshire College

High Point University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Indiana University at Bloomington Iona College

Ithaca College

Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

Keene State College

Keiser University

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Le Mayne College

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

LJM College

Loyola University Maryland

Manhattan College

Manhattanville College

Marist College

Marymount Manhattan College

Mass College of Phamrncy & Health Sciences

Mercy College

Merrimack College

Miami University, Oxford

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Mitchell College

Montclair State University

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Saint Mary College

Muhlenberg College

New York Institute of Technology

New York University

Niagara University

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Norwich University

Nova Southeastern University

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Ohio University

Pace University, New York City

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Pitzer College

Princeton University

Providence College

Purchase College

Purdue University

Quinnipiac University

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rice University

Rider University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sacred Heart University

Sage College of Albany

Saint Joseph's University

Salisbury University

San Diego State University

Scripps College

Seton Hall University

Siena College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Connecticut State University

Springfield College

St. John's University

St. Thomas Aquinas College

State University of New York - Plattsburgh

State University of New York -Albany

State University of New York - New Paltz

Stony Brook University

SUNY Buffalo State College

SUNY College at Brockport

SUNY College at Cobleskill

SUNY College at Cortland

SUNY College at Geneseo

SUNY College at Oneonta

SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY Delhi

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas A&M University

The Catholic University of America

The College of New Jersey

The George Washington University

The New School - All Divisions

The Ohio State University The Sage Colleges

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of Scranton

The University of Tampa

The University of Texas Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College (New York)

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Central Florida

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Hartford

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maine

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts , Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of New Hampshire at Durham

University of New Haven

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

University of Rhode Island

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida, St. Pete

University of Southern California

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of West Florida

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wesleyan University

West Virginia University

Westchester Community College

Western Connecticut State University

Wheaton College MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University

 

* Colleges attended are highlighted in bold