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Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School

Grades: 9-12
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-647-1672

Our Insights

What’s Special

Air Force ROTC

The Downside

Metal detectors

Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep was founded in 2006 by a community housing group, Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., with the hope that students would become involved in improving their Brooklyn neighborhood through community service. The Cypress Hill Local Development Corp. works with students to help prepare them for college.

The school offers classes in aviation, and students may take part in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. ROTC is designed to train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.

Students say they feel safe and teachers are enthusiastic about the leadership of Principal Elizabet Guy. 

The school is housed in the Franklin K. Lane building on the Queens-Brooklyn border, near the Cypress Hills Cemetery and several public housing developments.  Students must pass through metal detectors.

Admissions: In recent years the school has had seats for everyone who applied. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, August 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?
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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 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 2018-19 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 2018-19 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 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

A four-year intensive college readiness program teaching personal wellness, problem-solving, and inquiry while engaging in rigorous courses for college success.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

CHCP is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme to a group of highly motivated students that are interested in excelling in college preparatory courses. Students will have the opportunity to attain the IB Diploma, which is internationally recognized at higher institutions.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, AP Human Geography


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Golf

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

Contact & Location


Forest Park (District 19)
Trains: J Line, Z Line to 75th St-Elderts Lane
Buses: B13, Q56


Amy Yager
Parent Coordinator
Elizabet Guy

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school sharse the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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