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Academy for Health Careers

Grades: 9-12
150 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11213
Phone: 718-773-0128

Our Insights

What’s Special

A safe haven with good health career facilities

The Downside

Metal detectors

The Academy for Health Careers aims to prepare students for jobs such as emergency medical technician (EMT), x-ray technician or administrator in health information billing and coding.  

Students may learn to take a patient’s vital signs, study blood samples under a microscope, or practice emergency care in a simulated ambulance in the school’s “medical facility room.” 

Housed in the Paul Robeson Educational Campus in Crown Heights, the school is orderly and safe; most teachers say long-time Principal Deonne Martin is an effective manager who keeps the school running smoothly, according to school surveys. Most students graduate on time and at least half are ready for college-level work.

In each grade, students focus on a different health-related topic: Ninth graders get an overview of the healthcare system, 10th graders tackle emergency medicine, 11th graders focus on hospital patient care, and 12th graders explore biomedical technology. Students may take field trips to hospitals and other health-related sites. 

A couple downsides: More than half the students miss at least a month of school. All students must pass through a metal detector to get into the building. 

Admission: Open. Priority is given to Brooklyn students or residents. (Lydie Raschka, DOE statistics, 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?
85%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
93%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
80%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
33%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
20%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
68%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
301
Asian
5%
Black
76%
Hispanic
15%
White
2%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
4%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
86%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
46%
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?
73%
66% 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

Academy for Health Careers
Admissions Method: Open

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

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

Contact & Location

Location

Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 3 Line to Kingston Ave; A Line to Utica Ave; C Line to Kingston-Throop
Buses: B15, B25, B26, B43, B44, B45, B46, B65

Contact

Principal
Deonne Martin
Parent Coordinator
Sherrhonda Daniels

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Paul Robeson Educational Campus with one other school
Metal detectors?
Yes

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