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Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School

Grades: 9-12
2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn NY 11233
Phone: 718-922-1145

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)


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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

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.


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


Crown Heights (District 23)
Trains: C Line to Rockaway Ave; A Line, J Line, L Line, Z Line to Broadway Junction
Buses: B12, B14, B25, B47, B60, B7


Heather Newman
Parent Coordinator
Lana Peterkin Creese

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Achievement First Brownsville Charter School
Metal detectors?


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