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International High School at Prospect Heights

Grades: 9-12
883 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11225
Phone: 718-230-6333

Our Insights

What’s Special

Inspiring teachers in school for new immigrants

The Downside

Metal detectors in the building

Founded in 2004, International High School at Prospect Heights is a small, supportive school for new immigrants. All students do internships in areas of interest and take at least one full year of computer science.

Teachers are happy and effective according to city reports and school surveys. They overwhelmingly recommend the school to other families. Students say they feel safe in class and around the building. 

Among students, the level of English and overall education varies: some enter the school already well educated while others have had almost no formal schooling. Not all students graduate on time, and many graduates are not prepared for college, according to Department of Education statistics.

The school is multi-racial, one of two schools in the city that most closely match the demographics of the city as a whole, according to a report from Chalkbeat

Instead of taking most Regents exams, 11th- and 12th-graders must complete PBATs (performance based assessment tasks) on topics of their choosing, which involve extensive research and reading as well as writing and presenting papers in academic subjects.

The school occupies its own quiet corner of Prospect Heights Educational Complex, overlooking the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum across the road. 

The school is part of the Internationals Network for Public Schools, which share the mission of teaching newcomers to the United States in small settings.

Students must pass through metal detectors to enter the building. Students may participate in sports teams with other schools in the building. Tutoring, art, chorus and other choices are available after school.   

Admissions: The school is open citywide to 9th graders who have arrived in the United States within the previous four years. There has been room for all who applied in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 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?
70%
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?
43%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
78%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
79%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
57%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
22%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
81%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
54%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
368
Asian
16%
Black
24%
Hispanic
50%
White
8%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
4%
English language learners
88%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
30%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
58%
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

International High School at Prospect Heights
Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Double Dutch

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

Contact & Location

Location

Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Franklin Ave; S Line to Botanic Garden
Buses: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49

Contact

Principal
Nedda De Castro
Parent Coordinator
Mariano Munoz

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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