Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students are encouraged to tackle college-level work

The Downside

Too soon to tell if school's improvements will hold

Brooklyn Collegiate is a small high school that’s making some gains after a period of dwindling enrollment and low performance.

The city threatened in late 2017 to close the school for poor performance, but reversed itself a few months later to give it more time to improve. Since then, Brooklyn Collegiate’s graduation and college readiness rates have risen to levels on par with the citywide average.

Teachers are making a big effort to get more students prepared to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the upper grades. All freshmen take an AP seminar that focuses on learning to read and analyze complex texts. Lessons in grades 9 and 10 are designed to introduce students to the kinds of skills needed to tackle college-level coursework. In their English classes, freshmen and sophomores read books such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Things Fall Apart, The Joy Luck Club and The Other Wes Moore

Beyond AP classes, students who are ready for the challenge may take courses at Medgar Evers College, Monroe College and Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn Collegiate opened in 2004 as a combined middle and high school, but in 2012 the city decided to phase out the middle school due to its poor performance. Achievement First Brownsville Charter School, a 6-12 charter school, moved into the former middle school space. 

Students have access to an onsite medical clinic.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to Brooklyn students and residents. Admission is based on the educational option formula, which is designed to admit a mix of low-, average- and high-achieving students. (Laura Zingmond, 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?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
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


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

Brooklyn Collegiate Preparatory HS: A College Board School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Students will learn to read complex texts and write in all content areas, using pre-AP strategies. All students will be enrolled in pre-AP courses beginning freshman year. Students are offered the opportunity to achieve an AP Capstone diploma, beginning with AP Seminar in their Freshman year followed by AP Research. Student leadership programs are available through the Brooklyn TRIO Program and the Leaders of Tomorrow program. Internships are available to all students in every content area.


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP World History: Modern

Boys PSAL teams


Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Outdoor Track

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn NY 11233

Trains: C Line to Rockaway Ave; A Line, J Line, L Line, Z Line to Broadway Junction

Buses: B12, B14, B25, B47, B60, B7


Principal: Heather Newman

Parent Coordinator: Lana Peterkin Creese


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with Achievement First Brownsville Charter School

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No


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