High School of Sports Management

Grades: 9-12

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)



School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
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



Computer Science



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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

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.


From the 2021 High School Directory

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


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, X28, X38


Principal: Derek Cradle

Parent Coordinator: King Mark


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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