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Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies

Grades: 9-12
521 West Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11224
Phone: 718-265-0329

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A few blocks from the ocean, The Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies offers students the chance to study marine biology at the school and to take excursions to the New York Aquarium. 

Students may design and build underwater robots in a marine technology course, according to the high school directory.

Opened in 2005, the school shares a building with MS 303  and Coney Island Charter Middle School.

Students may receive college credit with courses at Kingsborough Community College.

Admissions: Educational option. (May 2019)

 

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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?
57%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
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?
69%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
76%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
56%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
54%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
56%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
623
Asian
18%
Black
14%
Hispanic
19%
White
47%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
67%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
19%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
86%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
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?
52%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
69%
68% 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

Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Program Description:

Marine and Environmental Sciences, Science Research, Marine Robotics-Sea Perch and MATE, and First Robotics.

Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Brighton Beach (District 21)
Trains: F Line to Neptune Ave-Van Siclen; Q Line to Ocean Parkway
Buses: B1, B36, B4, B68

Contact

Principal
Edward Wilensky
Parent Coordinator
Dedra Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Coney Island Prep Charter Middle School and IS 303
Metal detectors?
No

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