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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
59%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
56%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
66%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
77%
81% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
83%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
11.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
75%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
39%
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
68%
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
6%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1221
Asian
1%
Black
87%
Hispanic
7%
White
1%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
10%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
36%
38% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Haitian Creole.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
42%
63% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
52%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

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
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average (63-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)
  • Demonstrated Interest: School Visit
Program Description:

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

Academics

Language Courses

American Sign Language, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

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

Girls PSAL teams

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

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

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

Contact & Location

Location

Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Franklin Ave; S Line to Botanic Garden
Buses: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49

Contact

Principal
Richard Forman
Parent Coordinator
SHAUNDELL LAWSON

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
Yes

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