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Brooklyn Prospect Windsor Terrace Middle and High Charter Schools

Grades: 6-12
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3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11218
Phone: 347-889-7041

Our Insights

What’s Special

Diverse staff and student body; International Baccalaureate

The Downside

Large pool of applicants can make it hard to get in

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School offers a close-knit community and a demanding International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students and parents say they prize the personal attention; the welcoming environment; and the enthusiastic, approachable teachers.

“The faculty and administration are very diverse in all the best forms of the word,” said a parent. "Students of every identity feel accepted—including Muslim kids, gay kids, trans kids, anxious kids, and kids whose parents have been deported. All backgrounds, all incomes, racial, economic—the plurality is really fantastic.” 

International Baccalaureate is a degree widely accepted at universities in more than 100 countries. More demanding than a standard Regents prep curriculum, the IB program requires students to show competency in a foreign language, write a 15- to 20-page research report, make an oral presentation and pass various subject exams.  

The school also offers a less demanding “partial IB” track, in which students may take some IB courses and graduate with a Regents diploma. 

Field trips complement academics, and teachers link classroom work to issues in the world.

Incoming 6th graders spend a week at the Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskills for outdoor adventure and bonding with classmates. In the classroom, they produce Public Service Announcements about natural disasters and climate change, design wind turbines and make stop motion animation movies. They write four lab reports and policy briefs on climate data that they submit to the city at the end of the year. 

High school students take college trips around the city. They have seen portions of the original manuscript for Frankenstein at the Morgen Library, visited the New York Hall of Science, and various birthplaces of hip hop around New York City. They have visited the United Nations, and some travel to Peru, China or Italy, but a parent pointed out the international trips are paid for by families.

Many classrooms have two teachers; some are trained in special education, others are recent college graduates who are mentored by classroom teachers for a year. 

One parent said the school keeps close tabs on everything from academic assignments to behavior; students must sign out to use the bathroom, for example, and the school checks to see if a child is signing out more often than necessary.

The school is in a bright four-story building near the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the F train. Originally a Roman Catholic elementary school, it received a $6 million upgrade to make it suitable for older students. Six science labs were installed, lockers were added, and each floor got a coat of red, blue or yellow paint. The building has wireless Internet access and is air-conditioned. 

Admissions: Lottery in April. Priority goes to siblings and District 15 students. In the 6th grade, preference is given to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. About 75 percent of 8th-graders stay for high school.  (Lydie Raschka, web reports and interviews, March 2019)


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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?
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
41% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
47% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5% Citywide Average

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Contact & Location


Windsor Terrace (District 15)
Trains: F Line, G Line to Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Buses: B16, B67, B69, B103


Kim Raccio/Carolyn Michael

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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