Teachers Preparatory High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Double-dutch champions; students grow vegetables

The Downside

Attendance is poor

At Teachers Preparatory High School, students may tutor younger children at nearby elementary schools, study visual and performing arts, or plant vegetables in community gardens as part of an urban farming program called EATS.

The school, which shares a building with Frederick Douglass Academy VII, has a nicely renovated science lab, a library, art studio, gymnasium, fitness room, dance studio and outdoor sports fields. Students may visit a sleep-away camp called Frost Valley. 

Founded in 2002 as combined middle and high school, Teacher’s Prep graduated its last 8th grade class in 2019 and became a standalone high school, due to growing numbers of public and charter middle schools in the area, according to parent coordinator Tracy Cooper.

The high school has added a computer science course and requires all students to take four years of math and science, Cooper said. Students are groomed to be leaders. Once a week, trained juniors and seniors meet with small groups of 6 to 8 freshmen to provide support, because “statistics show 9th grade is the grade that makes or breaks a student’s high school experience,” she said. 

Attendance is poor, however. More than half the students miss a month or more of school. Cooper said some students live in temporary housing and some travel a distance to get to school. The school makes phone calls and home visits and has incentives like “dress down” days (no uniforms) to encourage students to come to school.

Most teachers say the school is safe and orderly but some students have concerns about safety in the building, surveys show. Cooper said lockers and hallways are always supervised and adults do their best to keep track of students in stairwells between classes.

The school shares sports teams with FDA VII. The female double-dutch team has won the citywide championship several times.

Special education: More than one third of the students have disabilities. Older students are placed in programs to help them develop skills and earn certificates they can use to find jobs after high school. Some work in the building, at their church or in community organizations. Some work in a culinary arts program in another building to learn to be chefs, Cooper said. 

Admissions: There has been room for all applicants in recent years. The school’s website has a “virtual tour.”  (Lydie Raschka, web reports and interview, 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 2020-21 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 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
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 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?
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

Teachers Preparatory High School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

College- and career-readiness program that prepares students to transition in all careers especially in the arts and teaching.

Teacher's Preparatory HS ACES 12:1:1 Program

Admissions Method: ASD/ACES Program


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


226 Bristol Street
Brooklyn NY 11212

Trains: 3 Line to Rockaway Ave

Buses: B12, B14, B15, B60, B7


Principal: Carmen Simon

Parent Coordinator: Tracie Cooper


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with Frederick Douglass Academy VII HS

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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