Clara Barton High School

Grades: 9-12
901 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11225
Phone: 718-636-4900

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)


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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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Haitian Creole.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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


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


Crown Heights (District 17)
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


Richard Forman
Parent Coordinator
Shaundell Lawson

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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