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Brooklyn School for Social Justice, The

Grades: 9-12
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
Phone: 718-381-7100

Our Insights

What’s Special

Social justice theme

The Downside

Poor attendance

At the Bushwick School for Social Justice, students learn about ways to overcome “inequities, biases, and oppression” in society. For example, an English teacher might have students answer the question “Does power corrupt?” by reading texts such as Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and Macbeth.  Students in a history class might put Christopher Columbus on trial to learn about genocide, colonization, disease, and the exploitation of the New World, according to the school website.

The school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with other small schools. Students must pass through metal detectors to enter.

The school gets high marks on the Quality Review for its positive culture and the teamwork of the staff. However, student attendance is poor.

Admissions: In recent years the school has had seats for every students who applied. (Clara Hemphill, school website, DOE statistics, August 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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
42%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
80%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
41%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
50%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
9%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
62%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
75%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
24%
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
15%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
53%
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
1%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
364
Asian
1%
Black
19%
Hispanic
76%
White
3%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
32%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
77%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
66%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
71%
63% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
72%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Humanities and Interdisciplinary
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

A challenging program with emphasis on addressing social justice issues around our community and the nation.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Bushwick (District 32)
Trains: L Line, M Line to Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves
Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58

Contact

Principal
Ana Marsh
Parent Coordinator
Frances Carrasco

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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