Partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones
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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Faculty & Staff
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Sport Management Business
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
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.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
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
Contact & Location
2630 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11214
Trains: to Bay 50th St; to 86th St
Buses: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, X28, X38
This school shares the Lafayette Educational Campus with four other schools