Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Music, theater and dance

The Downside

Some safety concerns in the building

Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre offers courses in set and costume design, acting and marketing in addition to regular academic classes. A partnership with the Roundabout Theatre Company allows students to take advantage of internships and free Broadway shows over the course of their four years at the school. Some earn CTE Certification in arts, audio/visual technology and communication, which gives them a boost when applying for jobs in those fields. A lively school video shows talented students singing in a choir, acting and dancing. There are some concerns about discipline, safety and order, according to school surveys. The suspension rate is high. To lower suspensions, the school trains students to de-escalate conflicts. Older students are also trained to tutor younger ones to encourage positive behavior and leadership. There is a teen dating awareness group, and individual and group counseling is available on site. 

Students may participate in a dozen college campus tours in and out of New York City chaperoned by parents and staff, including an overnight trip that involves parents, according to the comprehensive educational plan. Alumni come back to the school to discuss their college experiences and the school hosts a career day for students. 

BSMT shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools. Students pass through metal detectors to enter the building.

Admissions: Educational option. In recent years the school has not filled its seats and has had room for everyone who applies. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data and web reports, December 2018) 

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
78%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
50%
Average daily attendance
 
85%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
40%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

292
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
81%
Students with disabilities
 
23%
Multilingual learners
 
3%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
89%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
81%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
55%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
37%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
89%
13.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
139
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
75%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
30%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
8%

Music

 
96%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
37%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
10%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
48%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
38%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to 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

Performing and Visual Arts

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

9th and 10th grade seats available. College Trips, Talent Shows, Free SAT Prep, Saturday Programs, Health Center, Full time Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor, Restorative Justice, Relationship Abuse Counselor (RAPP), Art Programs (Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, Vocal Music), CTE, Freshmen Orientation.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP United States History

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

883 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11225

Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Franklin Av; S Line to Botanic Garden

Buses: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49


Contact

Principal: Pamela Randazzo

Parent Coordinator: Kadyah Sandy

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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