Tony Fisher is the principal of the high school. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. It is administered by Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Author and alumnus Chris Hayes stated in Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy that the school's sole reliance on the one test for admissions reproduces societal inequalities; that students whose families cannot afford intensive test prep courses are less likely to earn competitive scores on the entrance exam. In 1984 the boys' cross country team, in its second year in existence, defeated George Washington High School for the Manhattan Championship. They went on to win the quarter finals, playing the defending champion, Queens Vocational, and also to win semi-finals. In the graduating class of 2015, out of about 190 students, Hunter received 89 total acceptances from the Ivy League, and ultimately, 56 students (â30%) matriculated into one of the eight Ivy League schools. In 2002, the music groups toured in Spain, performing a number of collaborative pieces. Students have historically graduated with strong writing and reading comprehension skills, reflected by the school's high average SAT scores in critical reading and writing, and by the number of students who have earned recognition by the scholastic writing awards. The Athletic Association (AA) is an organization of varsity athletes that promotes school spirit and the interests of student athletes. They elect two senators for each grade who share their concerns with the G.O. Both teams made deep playoff runs, with basketball losing in the second round, and baseball upsetting the second seeded team and losing in the quarterfinals. The win was later awarded to Hunter. . In 2005, the boys' volleyball team finished 4th in the city, the girls' soccer team reached the playoff semifinals, and co-ed fencing finished 3rd in the city. In 2011, an agreement was reached to let faculty through.  These sports are cross-country (boys' and girls' varsity), soccer (boys' varsity, junior varsity and middle school and girls' varsity and middle school), swimming (boys' and girls' varsity and co-ed middle school), volleyball (boys' varsity and girls' varsity, junior varsity and middle school), golf (coed and girls' varsity), basketball (boys have two middle school teams, one junior varsity team, and one varsity team, while the girls' have one middle school and one varsity team), indoor track (boys' and girls' varsity, middle school, and recently it was extended to the elementary school as well), outdoor track (boys' and girls' varsity, middle school and elementary), baseball (boys' middle school and varsity), softball (girls' middle school and varsity), lacrosse (boys' and girls' varsity and junior varsity), tennis (boys' and girls' varsity), ultimate (boys' and girls' varsity), bowling (Co-Ed varsity), fencing (boys' and girls' varsity), badminton (boys' and girls' varsity), handball (coed varsity) and wrestling (boys' and girls' varsity and co-ed middle school). In the winter of 2005, co-ed fencing captured the city title. As a result, in recent years, the number of African-American students admitted to the school has been increasingly disproportionate to their presence in the public school system.  That season, prior to winning the City Championship, they were ranked third overall among all city schools, both public and private (after first-ranked Dalton and second-ranked Tottenville). Students in grades 7â9 must take both art and music, each for half a year, and then choose one to take in tenth grade. Hunter's sports teams are extremely competitive given the school's size; several, including both Girls' and Boys' Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling, Fencing, Golf, Tennis, and Lacrosse are usually among the top 10 in the city.  Worth likewise ranked Hunter as the top public school in the country. Publicly available data indicate that Hunter has both the highest average SAT score and the highest average ACT score of any school in the United States, public or private, though complete data is needed to be conclusive.