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Cobble Hill School of American Studies

Grades: 9-12
347 Baltic Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone: 718-403-9544

Our Insights

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.

Admission: Students may apply to either the biomedical or law program. Both select students using the educational option method designed to admit students with a range of academic abilities. Brooklyn residents have priority and account for more than 90 percent of students, but students from throughout the city may apply. Both programs accept some incoming 10th graders. (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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
59%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
39%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
62%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
65%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
60%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
8.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
41%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
67%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
57%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
582
Asian
3%
Black
62%
Hispanic
29%
White
3%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
11%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
80%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
67%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
84%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Biomedical Sciences/Health Careers
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
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 D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

American Sign Language, French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Carroll Gardens (District 15)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
Yes

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