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What’s Special

Sports management and technology focus

The Downside

Limited clubs; Narrow theme may not appeal to all

Established in 2005, The High School of Sports Management gives students a chance to explore sports careers in addition to their regular classes. They study marketing, journalism, broadcasting, event planning, technology, business and operations.

Academics & Instruction: Students choose between Sport Management Business or Sport Management Technology tracks. Business track students complete four years of math and science. Technology track students use a Gamification Lab for graphic design, web development, virtual reality and Advanced Placement Computer Science, as well as eSports tournaments. 

The school has seen a rise in more students learning English. Teachers emphasize reading and writing in all classes. They teach key reading skills such as understanding sounds and words, and they use The Writing Revolution, a method that helps teens with structure, grammar and vocabulary in their writing.

Students join small group lessons in every class. Those who need more help can get tutoring, small group instruction after-school or practice skills online. Students who need extra challenge are encouraged to do advanced projects they enjoy, such as making videos, websites and educational games.

Culture & Environment: Students generally feel safe at school, although some report bullying. They have small group advisory sessions to get support. They learn conflict resolution and make friends through trips, expressive art projects and with strategies like mindfulness.

In the summer, students take weekly trips to build community, such as to the Bronx Zoo. During the school year, families enjoy events including a cultural fair and a Thanksgiving meal that brings young people and seniors from the Brooklyn community closer together.

The number of clubs at The High School of Sports Management is limited due to its small size. However, the Lafayette Campus offers plenty of sports options. The school is majority male: about 30 percent of the school population is female.

Special Education & English as a New Language: The school has a welcome team for enrollment and translators for new English speakers. Each student is assigned a buddy to help them adjust to school. Many classes have two teachers for extra help and personalized teaching.

Building & Facilities: The High School fo Sports Management shares the Lafayette Educational Campus with four other schools. The original Lafayette High School has famous alumni in sports fields: Fred Wilpon, of the New York Mets and “SportsNet New York,” Sandy Koufax, the great LA Dodgers pitcher, and John Franco, of the New York Mets.

College & Career: A team of teachers and counselors help students prepare for college, including visiting college campuses, exploring financial aid options and planning for life after graduation. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and interview, August 2023)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
44%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
45%
Average daily attendance
 
80%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
57%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

333
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
75%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
37%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
72%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
51%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
36%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
39%
4.7
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
231
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
57%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

 
7%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
37%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

 
7%

Music

 
61%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 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?
 
36%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
44%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
55%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
53%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Sport Management Business (K97R)

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 (K97S)

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.

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

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, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

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Contact & Location

Location

2630 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11214

Trains: D Line to Bay 50th St; N Line to 86th St

Buses: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, B82-SBS, X28, X38


Contact

Principal: Derek Cradle

Parent Coordinator: King Mark

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Lafayette Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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