Clara Barton High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Training as nursing or dental assistant; Gateway Honors program

The Downside

Many students report safety concerns

Clara Barton strives to prepare students for health careers like nursing or dentistry. High achievers may take advantage of the Gateway Honors program in science and math. However, according to school surveys, nearly one-third of students say they don’t feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms, and more than half feel unsafe in the neighborhood outside the school.

Enrollment has declined significantly in recent years.

Students may apply to one of six health majors, four of which are state-licensed career and technical education (CTE) courses. The program puts students in contact with organizations like Kings County Hospital and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, where they can get internships.

The Gateway Honors program is for students interested in medicine, science and engineering. Students work hard and have rigorous schedules with double periods in science and math. They can also pursue college classes through College Now.

Girls predominate over boys at Clara Barton by a margin of about three to one. The school has PSAL boys’ and girls’ sports, such as basketball and cricket, and other activities like gospel choir and drama club.

A bilingual Haitian Creole program prepares students for admission to the health career programs. English language learners get field experience by interning at local nursing homes.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Classes have both special needs and general education students, where special needs teachers push in.

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. The Gateway Honors program admits students based on a review of grades and state exam scores. The Health Career Professions program admits students according to the educational option formula, designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. Bilingual Haitian Creole students also may apply for the bilingual program. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, June 2018)


School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
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?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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

Health Career Professions

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Preparation for entry-level positions in the health field, as well as admission to two- and four-year colleges.

Bilingual Haitian Creole

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

Health Career Professions program.

Gateway Honors

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

A challenging program that prepares students for college and careers in medicine, dentistry, allied health professions, science, math, and engineering.

Clara Barton High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Clara Barton High School ACES 15:1 Program

Admissions Method: ASD/ACES Program


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

American Sign Language, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Psychology, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Statistics

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


901 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


Principal: Richard Forman

Parent Coordinator: Shaundell Lawson


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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