Brooklyn Prospect Charter High School

Grades: 9-12
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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)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
96%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
91%
Average daily attendance
 
94%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
14%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
91%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

672
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
47%
Students with disabilities
 
19%
Multilingual learners
 
1%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
83%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
88%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
38%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
22%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
87%
Teacher turnover rate
 
45%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
79%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
65%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by 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
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Contact & Location

Location

3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11218

Trains: F Line, G Line to Fort Hamilton Pkwy

Buses: B16, B67, B69, B103


Contact

Principal: Kim Raccio/Carolyn Michael

Parent Coordinator:

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with Brooklyn Prospect Windsor Terrace Middle Charter School.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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