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What’s Special

Classes in law, bio-medicine and cybersecurity

The Downside

Poor attendance

Once a struggling school, Cobble Hill School of American Studies has turned the corner. Although many students come into the school below grade level, about three-quarters graduate on time and almost no one drops outs. The turnaround has come under Anna Maria Mule who has been principal since 2010.

Cobble Hill offers two programs: one on law and government; the other on biomedicine and health careers. Course offerings include several law classes, Syracuse University courses in cybersecurity and science research, and Advanced Placement classes including biology and U.S history.

Students in a law class learn to cross examine, while a forensic science class focuses on analyzing data and conducting scientific investigations, according to an educator who visited the school for the Department of Education. Teachers stress projects and student collaboration.

Attendance remains a struggle. More than half the students miss at least a month of school each year.

Although the school is fairly small, it offers a number of extracurricular activities, including an Inside Broadway theater workshop and various internships. There are no PSAL sports for girls, however. Students in need of extra help may attend after school tutoring or Saturday classes. A partnership with Wediko Children’s Services enables Cobble Hill to provide supports, including individual and group counselling, to students and their families.

Special education: Cobble Hill has team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students.  (Gail Robinson, from DOE records, November 2018)

 

 

 

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School Stats

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

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
56%
Average daily attendance
 
76%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
64%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

327
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
79%
Students with disabilities
 
18%
Multilingual learners
 
21%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
80%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
50%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
29%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
86%
12.1
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
233
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
83%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
2%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
3%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
25%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
23%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
48%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
81%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
71%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
52%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Biomedical Sciences/Health Careers (K91A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices, today's biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place. Our Biomedical Science students, through Project Lead the Way courses, are taking on these same real-world challenges while still in high school. Students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems using the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs.

Pre-Law Institute/American Studies (K91B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Are you a natural debater? Are you interested in issues of social justice, advocacy, and equity? Then our comprehensive four-year Pre-Law Institute and American Studies offerings may be the best fit for you. While in high school, our pre-law students are introduced to professional opportunities in criminal, constitutional, family, and civil law. Students engage in legal research, engage in moot court and mock trial, and learn about careers in law through simulations and real world experiences.

Cobble Hill School of American Studies ASD Horizon Program (K91H)

Admissions Method: ASD/ACES Program

Cobble Hill School of American Studies D75 Inclusion Program (K91U)

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location

Location

347 Baltic Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line to Hoyt St; A Line, C Line to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; F Line, G Line to Bergen St

Buses: B103, B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B52, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67


Contact

Principal: Annamaria Mule

Parent Coordinator: Wanda Sheffield

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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