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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.  (Laura Zingmond, web reports, December 2018)


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School Stats

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


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 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
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?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 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
Citywide Average is 7
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?
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



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 2021-22 school year 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?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
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?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Brooklyn Collegiate High School ASD Nest Program (K93H)

Admissions Method: ASD/ACES Program

Brooklyn Collegiate Preparatory HS: A College Board School (K93X)

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 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

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

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Outdoor Track

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

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Contact & Location


2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn NY 11233

Trains: A Line, C Line to Rockaway Av; J Line, L Line to Broadway Junction-East New York

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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