Brooklyn Bridge Academy

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

A fast track to graduation for older students

The Downside

Attendance is a constant challenge

Brooklyn Bridge Academy, housed in the South Shore Educational Campus, offers a fresh start for older students who are at risk of dropping out.

The school operates on a trimester schedule, which allows students to accumulate credits faster than they would on a traditional schedule of two semesters a year. While a student in a regular high school accumulates 11 credits a year, students at Brooklyn Bridge may accumulate more than twice that many.

The school, affiliated with New Visions for Public Schools and the non-profit community organization CAMBA, offers a supportive environment, career counseling and paid internships. Students say they feel safe. However, attendance is a constant challenge, as it is for most transfer schools.

Admissions: Students must be at least 16 years of age. They must have attended another high school for at least one year and have a minimum 6th grade reading level. Call the school to schedule an interview.  (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
60%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
74%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

122
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
80%
Students with disabilities
 
32%
Multilingual learners
 
8%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
11.1
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
120
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?
 
87%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 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

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

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

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

 
12%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year 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?
 
17%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
8%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
23%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

6565 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11236

Buses: B103, B47, B6, B82


Contact

Principal: Max Jean Paul

Parent Coordinator: Jovon Cowell Pettway

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the South Shore Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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