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High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus

Grades: 9-12
911 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-564-2551

Our Insights

What’s Special

Connection with families

The Downside

Some safety concerns

The High School for Service and Learning, one of five small schools on the Erasmus Hall Campus in Flatbush, provides a personalized approach and an emphasis on service to prepare student for college, career or both.

Although many 9th graders come in with low test scores, students are more likely to graduate on time than those at what the city considers comparable schools. An unusually high number of students unable to complete high school in four years, persist and gain their diplomas a year or two later. 

Parents responding to a Department of Education survey see the school as welcome and communicative. Staff emphasize community ties and are responsive to parent concerns.

Like their counterparts at some other schools on the historic Erasmus campus, many students don’t feel safe outside the building. But a significant number of Service and Learning students also don’t feel safe inside their school.

Service and Learning shares the building with two 6-12 schools, the well-regarded Science, Technology and Research Early College High School, known as STAR and the Academy for College Preparation and Career Development, as well as two more high schools, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and High School for Youth and Community Development. Sports teams, including a girls’ flag football squad and a co-ed stunt team, take students from all the schools

Special education: Service and Learning offers some ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes as well as self-contained classes. 

Admissions: The school is open to all New York City residents, with priority to Brooklyn students. It typically has room for all who apply and has seats for incoming 10th graders as well. (Gail Robinson, 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?
52%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
65%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
55%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
43%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
67%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
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?
70%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
79%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
46%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
15%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
63%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
299
Asian
3%
Black
74%
Hispanic
19%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
14%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
41%
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?
69%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
47%
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

High School for Service & Learning
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Students are working towards service learning hours that will result in a service learning endorsed diploma. Students have choices in internships that anchor to career path interests.

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Drawing, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Stunt

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

Contact & Location

Location

Flatbush (District 17)
Trains: B Line, Q Line to Church Ave
Buses: B103, B12, B16, B35, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4

Contact

Principal
Denese Farkas
Parent Coordinator
Pearl Cummings

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Erasmus Hall Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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