The School for Human Rights

600 KINGSTON AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11203 Map
Phone: (718) 771-4793
Website: Click here
Admissions: Brooklyn priority
Principal: MICHAEL ALEXANDER
Neighborhood: East Flatbush
District: 17
Grade range: 6-12
Parent Coordinator: JANICE GOODMANCUMMINGS
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Buses: B12, B17, B43, B44

What's special:

Good relations between principal, staff and students

The downside:

Students must pass through metal detectors

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

The School for Human Rights does an impressive job of taking students who enter school reading below grade level and graduating them on time. Teachers agree academic standards are high and students say their teachers inspire them to learn, according to the Learning Environment Survey. The school, which serves grades 6-12, opened in the Wingate Educational Complex in September 2004.

Michael Alexander became principal in 2008, and has a good repertoire with the staff: nearly all teachers reported on the 2011-12 Learning Environment Survey that they trust the principal and feel he is an effective leader. Attendance at the school is also very good.

More than 90 percent of students responded in the survey say the school sets high expectations for them. College Now classes and AP calculus are offered for more advanced students. Additionally, more than a quarter of 2011 graduates earned an advanced Regents diploma. However, classes can be large, some with as many as 40 students in the 2010-11 school year.

Though students must pass through metal detectors, the majority of students and staff reported in the survey that they feel safe in the building. A uniform of a school shirt with navy blue or black pants/skirt distinguishes students from other schools in the building.

Afterschool, there are a variety of clubs and activities, including building-wide PSAL sports. Selected students participate in the Global Kids Summer of Service, a 7-week internship program for high school students.

Special education: Classes with special needs students are team-taught by two teachers, one with a special education certification.

Admissions: Priority to continuing 8th graders, then Brooklyn residents who attend an information session. (Aryn Bloodworth, DOE Statistics, November 2012) 

Middle InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

George Wingate Educational Campus

Number of Students 416

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
89%

Hispanic

  
10%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
87%

Special ed

  
18%

English Language Learners

  
5%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.57 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

68% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

81% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

67% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

53% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

92% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

96% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

24 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

11% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam

5% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam

8% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam

54% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

9% 21% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

21% 14% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

91% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

George Wingate Educational Campus

Number of Students 416

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Uniforms? Yes

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
89%

Hispanic

  
10%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
87%

Special ed

  
18%

English Language Learners

  
5%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.70 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Middle school students reading at grade level:

9% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Middle school students doing math at grade level:

4% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

34 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

68% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

92% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

79% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

11% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many students graduated within 4 years?

70% 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

84% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many students graduated within 4 years?

85% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

7% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

92% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

9% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

0%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

18%

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

13%

Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

10% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

374
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

52% 62% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

379
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

83% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

78% 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

82% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

100% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

100% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to continuing 8th graders
  2. Then to Brooklyn students or residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  4. Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  5. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

The School for Human Rights

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURSES: Calculus AB

Online: Biology

Language classes: Spanish

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: After-school Homework Help and Tutoring, Art, Before-and After-school Math and English Language Arts (ELA) Enrichment Classes, Chess, Comic Book, Computer Animation, Crochet, Dance, Debate, FYI, Introduction to Law, Math, Mural, Music Band, Music Camp, Parent Support Group, Peer Mediation, School Newspaper, Sewing, Step Team, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook Committee, Youth Leadership Conference

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Source: High school directory

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