Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
Average daily attendance
 
87%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
44%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

373
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
92%
Students with disabilities
 
21%
Multilingual learners
 
20%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
75%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
83%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
33%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
90%
7.9
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
162
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
70%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

 
6%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
56%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
37%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
49%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
27%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
49%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
56%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

Location

999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208

Trains: J Line, Z Line to 75th St-Elderts Lane

Buses: B13, Q56


Contact

Principal: Amy Yager

Parent Coordinator: Elizabet Guy

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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