Achievement First East Brooklyn High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong college advisory; every student gets a laptop computer to use

The Downside

Strict discpline may not appeal to all

At Achievement First East Brooklyn High School (AF East Brooklyn), the school day runs two hours longer than at traditional public schools and students attend school for two weeks longer than the Department of Education school year. This can be helpful to working parents and children that could use extra classroom time.

The school opened in 2015 and will graduated its first class in June 2019.

Like at many other charter schools, discipline at AF East Brooklyn is strict. Some parents appreciate the sense of order and back-to-basics curriculum, but others complain that the network’s “no excuses” discipline is too harsh. Students are disciplined for violating rules, incuding minor infractions such as failing to follow directions or maintain desk area as required, chewing gum or not wearing the school uniform. On the NYC School Survey, most teachers report that discipline and order are maintained throughout the school. Achievement First schools typically have much higher suspension rates than the citywide average.  

All students are given a laptop to use during the school day and at home.

Extracurricular activities include basketball, soccer, debate, Pathfinders Young Men Mentorship and Women of Color Collective.

Students get lots of support during the college admissions process, including trips to colleges and SAT prep. High school counselors will also continue to work closely with graduates once they are in college.

ADMISSIONS: By lottery. Achievement First Brownsville Middle School students get preference. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, July 2018)


School Stats


How many students 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 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?

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

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

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
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


301 Vermont Street
Brooklyn NY 11207

Trains: C Line to Van Siclen Ave; J Line to Alabama Ave, L Line to Sutter Ave


Principal: Sabrina Silver


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with J.H.S. 292 and Achievement First Apollo Charter Middle School

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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