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High School of Sports Management

Grades: 9-12
2630 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-333-7650

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones

The Downside

Poor attendance, safety concerns

The High School of Sports Management offers students a chance to learn about behind-the-scenes sports professions, such as marketing, journalism, business and event planning, in addition to regular high school courses. 

Enrollment dropped from 370 students in 2012 to 240 students in 2019. Students and teachers complain about safety, discipline and order on NYC school surveys. Attendance is poor: more than half the students miss at least a month of school. The most recently available data shows a suspension rate at more than twice the citywide average.  

On the positive side, some students have secured internships in local sports organizations (see feature on Pix11 news channel). One of the most fruitful partnerships is with the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball club, where select students join a mentoring program each year. The school also partners with the National Football League and Major League Baseball.

Former assistant principal Derek Cradle became principal in January 2018. It is too soon to say how the school will fare under his leadership but he seems to have gained the trust of teachers; more than 80 percent say he is an effective manager and almost 90 percent say he has a clear vision for the school. As assistant principal, he fostered the school’s sports partnerships according to the website.

Although the school seeks to train more women for sports management careers, the student body is about 85 percent male. 

The Lafayette Educational Campus houses four other schools and offers a wide range of campus-wide sports, including cricket, table tennis, bowling and basketball. There are many sports options for girls. 

Admissions: The school has had room for everyone who wants to attend in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, 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?
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 students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% 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

Sport Management Business
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

An exposure to the Industry of Traditional Sports with a four-year expectation of mathematics and science rounded with a concentration in sports management. The courses available in this area are: Introduction to Sports Management, Business Communication, Operations and Facilities Management. High-end computers will be used to enhance information and the growth of our students. The course of study includes: multimedia marketing, computer applications, and AP courses.

Sport Management Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

High-end computers are used to enhance information and the growth of our students. The course of study includes: Multimedia marketing, Computer applications, and AP courses.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles


Boys PSAL teams

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

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


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

Contact & Location


Gravesend (District 21)
Trains: D Line to Bay 50th St; N Line to 86th St
Buses: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, X28, X38


Derek Cradle
Parent Coordinator
King Mark

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Lafayette Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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