The School for Human Rights

Grades 6-12

What’s Special

Good relations between principal, staff and students

The Downside

Students must pass through metal detectors

Our Review

The School for Human Rights does an impressive job of taking students who enter school reading below grade level and graduating them on time. Teachers agree academic standards are high and students say their teachers inspire them to learn, according to the Learning Environment Survey. The school, which serves grades 6-12, opened in the Wingate Educational Complex in September 2004.

Michael Alexander became principal in 2008, and has a good repertoire with the staff: nearly all teachers reported on the 2011-12 Learning Environment Survey that they trust the principal and feel he is an effective leader. Attendance at the school is also very good.

More than 90 percent of students responded in the survey say the school sets high expectations for them. College Now classes and AP calculus are offered for more advanced students. Additionally, more than a quarter of 2011 graduates earned an advanced Regents diploma. However, classes can be large, some with as many as 40 students in the 2010-11 school year.

Though students must pass through metal detectors, the majority of students and staff reported in the survey that they feel safe in the building. A uniform of a school shirt with navy blue or black pants/skirt distinguishes students from other schools in the building.

Afterschool, there are a variety of clubs and activities, including building-wide PSAL sports. Selected students participate in the Global Kids Summer of Service, a 7-week internship program for high school students.

Special education: Classes with special needs students are team-taught by two teachers, one with a special education certification.

Admissions: Priority to continuing 8th graders, then Brooklyn residents who attend an information session. (Aryn Bloodworth, DOE Statistics, November 2012)

About the students

Enrollment
357
Asian
1.1%
Black
88.8%
Hispanic
7.8%
White
1.4%
Other
0.8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
5%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the George Wingate Educational Campus with three other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
73%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
91%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
25%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
53%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
9.0
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
95%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
100%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
92%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
100%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
23%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 4 dedicated spaces for Music, Visual arts, and Media arts
This school has 2 licensed arts teacher in Music and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
75%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
57%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
74%
69% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
42%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
81%
87% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
School for Human Rights, The
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
81%
83% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
10%
13% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
4%
4% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
15%
38% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
37%
48% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
57%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
2.11
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.97
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.16
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.34
2.2 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
71%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
84%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
89%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
89%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
47%
67% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

The School for Human Rights
Admissions Method: Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

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Location

600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11203
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (District 17)
Trains: 2, 5 to Winthrop St
Buses: B12, B17, B43, B44, B44-SBS

Contact

Phone
718-771-4793
Principal
Michael Alexander
Parent Coordinator
Janice Goodmancummings