The Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

A high-tech trading floor teaches students about Wall Street

The Downside

Low enrollment

The Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance opened in 2009 to introduce city teens to careers on Wall Street. However, it has struggled to attract students; attendance is poor; and few graduates are prepared for college. The enrollment has hovered between 100 and 150 students.

The school has a high tech "trading floor," equipped with a real-time stock ticker, touchscreen monitors to track stocks and computer modules.  Students visit Wall Street and are offered internships in finance.

The building in Bedford Stuyvesant is shared with a middle school, MS 57 and and all-girls charter high school, Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy.

Admissions: Global Finance has not filled its seats in recent years. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
83%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
70%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
40%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

162
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
95%
Students with disabilities
 
28%
Multilingual learners
 
13%
From the 2020-21 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?
 
83%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
16%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
6%
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?
 
100%
9.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
63
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
75%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 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

 
8%

Computer Science

 
46%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
1%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
74%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
43%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 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?
 
30%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
92%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
47%
From the 2020-21 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 2021 High School Directory

Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Students study a sequence in business and finance along with high school requirements. Students may also choose a sequence or electives in Computer Science and Technology.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP Environmental Science, AP Seminar, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History

Boys PSAL teams

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

125 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11221

Trains: J Line to Kosciusko St; M Line, Z Line to Myrtle Ave

Buses: B15, B38, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B52, B54, M Shuttle Bus, Q24


Contact

Principal: Dannielle Darbee

Parent Coordinator: April Frazier

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with and Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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