Mission Statement


At Grover Cleveland High School, we are committed to providing a rigorous, engaging, relevant education that equips students for the academic and professional challenges of the 21st Century.

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse, nurturing, safe and student-centered environment where our children excel academically with continued cultural, social and

emotional supports.



At Grover Cleveland High School, we believe students learn best when cognitively engaged in inquiry-based work through challenging and rigorous curricula that motivates them to formulate questions, think critically, evaluate, problem-solve and engage with one another in meaningful discourse and analysis.

We will implement rigorous instruction that is culturally responsive, delivered by a caring and dedicated staff that facilitates student engagement and discourse in a supportive and challenging learning environment.

We will foster an inclusive environment where diverse learners have equal access to instruction and graduate prepared to be civic-minded and engaged citizens of our school community and beyond and to thrive in the college and career of their choosing.

Message from the Principal

Mr. Marc A. Pascente

Dear Grover Cleveland High School Family,

I am truly excited and privileged to welcome you back for the 2019-2020 school year. I find it hard to believe that at the conclusion of the school year, we will honor the graduates of The Class of 2020. In the blink of an eye it feels as though we have gone from celebrating the dawn of a new millennium to the verge of the second decade of the 21st Century and soon The Graduating Class of 2020.

Many things change from year to year, and at Grover Cleveland you will see many positive changes. I can assure you however that amidst transformation, this remains constant; you, the students of Grover Cleveland High School will continue to find in our school a welcoming, supportive, and sustaining community with a dedicated staff of caring professionals who will challenge you to grow academically, socially, and as citizens.

I look forward to celebrating the many successes of our students in the year to come. We are a school rich in tradition and even richer in future promise. I encourage all members of our community, families, students and alumni to get involved and make the dream of a stronger more vibrant Grover Cleveland a reality.

We Are

We are large comprehensive public high school that offer many opportunities and pathways for students success.

We are a student-centered school deeply committed to the philosophy of creating life-long learners. Our goal is to prepare students to be productive, pro-active members of society. Our students are challenged to excel in both academic and extra-curricular programs. They are encouraged to explore, experiment and question. The faculty and staff of Grover Cleveland expect our students to meet high academic and behavioral standards. Therefore, we provide every possible means of support to help students meet and surpass those standards.

We encouraged students to be physically active and engage in sport activities. Besides housing a pool in the main building, the Grover Cleveland High School campus also contains an attached softball field, as well as a newly renovated multi-sport field a few block away where baseball, handball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track and field can be played. Here at Grover Cleveland High School we firmly believe in teaching the whole child, academically, socially, and physically.


by Grover Cleveland High School students on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Unique high school swim program teaches students lifesaving lessons

Click here for NBC Video -> https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/unique-high-school-swim-program-teaches-students-lifesaving-lessons-64767557816

"Students at one New York high school are learning how to swim for the first time while also training to be lifeguards. The students are able to use their jobs as lifeguards to save money for college and help their family members in need. Their coach says the best part is watching the lifesaving lessons pay off in and out of the pool."

The New Trend:

E-cigarettes and Vaping

Students Activities

Grover Cleveland High School caters to the needs and interests of our students. Clubs can be academic, athletic or social in nature. Forming a club is easy. Students simply have to gather at least 10 interested students and gain approval from the Coordinator of Student Activities and/or the principal.

Key Club: Key Club students positively impact the community by engaging in community-based events throughout the year, which not only helps improve the community at large, but also helps build leadership abilities and bolster their resumes for college and career.

Cheer: Currently being run as a club, our Cheer program is well-on-its way to becoming a competitive sport. Cheer not only challenges our students physically and mentally, but also promotes teamwork, character building, and academic excellence.

Robotics: The Robotic Club gather students who are interested in learning about and working with robots. It is competition driven club where teams of students must design and build a robot that can compete against opponents from other high schools in a series of specific challenges.

What We Offer You

Allied Health Pathway

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Life Guarding / Water Safety Instructor

Fine and Performing Arts Pathway

Art DramaBandGuitarVocal (singing)

Math and Science Pathway

Computer Science Information Technology & Networks (Cisco)

Be a Tiger

Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

School Year 2019-2020

Welcome Video (<- click here)

New Bell Schedule as of September 2019

Office is located in room 118A.

If you need to speak with someone immediately or find services, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Bokyung Kim is the RAPP Coordinator, and she also provides voluntary and confidential individual and group counseling for students, as well as crisis counseling. Students can be self-referred or referred by a peer or staff member.

The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP)

has joined Grover Cleveland High School this year! RAPP is a program within the organizations, STEPS to End Family Violence and Rising Ground. The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program partner with public schools across NYC to provide counseling for students, classroom and parent workshops, and staff trainings around teen dating violence, sexual harassment, and healthy relationships; mental health; adolescent development; and social justice issues.