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Brooklyn International High School

Grades: 9-12
Noteworthy
49 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone: 718-643-9315

Our Insights

What’s Special

Outstanding blend of academics and arts education

The Downside

Located along a high-traffic road

Brooklyn International High School, one of the most established schools in the Internationals Network for Public Schools, teaches new immigrants English and offers a strong arts program that includes dance, art, guitar and video production. 

This safe school enjoys excellent ratings on school surveys. Teachers are happy with the strong leadership and all would recommend the school to other families. Most students graduate on time and enter college after graduation. The school receives the highest marks on the city's quality review.

Like the other Internationals Network schools, Brooklyn International serves students who have limited English language skills and many who had their education interrupted in their home countries. The student body is highly diverse, with students from more than 30 countries who speak over 35 different languages. To foster a tone of acceptance and pride, Brooklyn International has "culture clubs" for African, Bengali, Chinese, Latino, Haitian and Arabic students. 

Academic standards are high, with the majority of students reporting on school surveys that they are encouraged to develop challenging academic goals. The school is equipped with a media arts laboratory where students may work on multimedia projects and films.

All students complete a 12-week internship in a field in which they are interested, ranging from placements at museums to wildlife centers, according to the school's website. Most high schools require students to take five Regents exams to graduate, but at Brooklyn International, students only take the English Regents exam. In addition, they must present a portfolio of their work in order to graduate.

The school, founded in 1994, is located on a gritty, traffic-choked spur of Flatbush Avenue in the Water’s Edge Educational Campus, a former torpedo factory in downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn International shares the building with two other schools: Science Skills Center and the Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art.

Students do not have to pass through metal detectors to enter the school, and the majority of students and teachers feel safe in and around the school building, according to school surveys.

Extracurricular activities at Brooklyn International are varied and include many artistic and cultural opportunities, including language clubs, drama, dance and digital storytelling. Sports include bowling, cricket, soccer and wrestling. 

ADMISSIONS: Students who have been in the United States for fewer than four years are eligible. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, April 2018; photo courtesy of school website) 

 

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
81%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
92%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
81% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
78%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
55%
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
42%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
85%
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
0%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
354
Asian
27%
Black
21%
Hispanic
39%
White
12%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
77%
Students with disabilities
3%
English language learners
75%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
78%
68% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

Brooklyn International High School
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

Thematic-based, interdisciplinary course structure.

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Bowling, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Bowling, Soccer

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Downtown Brooklyn (District 13)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Court St-Borough Hall; A Line, C Line to High St; B Line, Q Line to DeKalb Ave; F Line to York St; R Line to Jay St-MetroTech
Buses: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B65, B67, B69

Contact

Principal
Kathleen Rucker
Parent Coordinator
LILIAN GHALI

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Water's Edge Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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