William Cullen Bryant High School

William Cullen Bryant High School, or William C. Bryant High School, and Bryant High School for short, is a secondary school in Queens, New York City, United States serving grades 9 through 12.

William Cullen Bryant High School
48-10 31st Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°45′28″N 73°54′38″W
School districtNYC Geographic District 30
PrincipalNamita Dwarka

William Cullen Bryant High School


It is named in honor of William Cullen Bryant, an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. He is most known for his work as one of the creators of Central Park in Manhattan, New York.


The school has 2,652 students enrolled; the ethnic make-up of the school is 48.3% Hispanic, 27.7% Asian, 2.5% White, and 19.7% African American. The school has a four-year graduation rate of 69% and an attendance rate of 91%.[1] In 2010, New York City Department of Education gave it a letter grade of C.[2]


The school was founded in 1889. A new building was erected in 1902-4 in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City on 41st Ave. This building became Long Island City High School when Bryant moved to its current site on 31st Ave in 1930.[3]

Notable alumni


  1. "Attendance". The New York City Department of Education. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  2. "2009-10 Progress Report Overview" (PDF). NYC Department of Education.
  3. Matt LaRose; Stephen Leone; Richard Melnick (2007). Postcard History Series: Long Island City. ISBN 9780738555430.
  4. Brian Kellow (2007). Ethel Merman. ISBN 9781101202586.
  5. David Horowitz (1997). Radical Son.
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