Coney Island Prep Charter High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong focus on college admission and attendance

The Downside

Few seats available; harsh discipline code

Coney Island Prep Charter High School offers advanced classes and a focus on college admissions but may be a challenging environment for students who struggle with a strict discipline code.

Like many charter schools, Coney Island Prep begins emphasizing the importance of college at a young age. Almost all graduates of the school go on to college, for which students feel well-prepared. One senior wrote an opinion piece in the Bklyner newsletter, saying, “The teachers and staff at Coney Island Prep always told my classmates and me that we would go to college, and they dedicated themselves year after year to preparing us for this next chapter in our lives.”  

Students have an array of challenging courses to choose from, ranging from honors physics to Advanced Placement (AP) classes in areas like calculus, French language and culture, and European history

The school has a strict code of conduct, and students at Coney Island Prep are suspended at a higher rate than the citywide average.

The school has a college and career readiness team that helps students find internships, attend summer pre-college programs, and study abroad during the summer in countries like China, France, Mexico, India, Ecuador, Morocco and Spain.

Most graduates attend SUNY or CUNY colleges, but some have been accepted to prestigious private universities such as Georgetown, NYU, American, Howard and the US Naval Academy.

ADMISSIONS: By lottery. Students get priority if they have siblings currently enrolled at a Coney Island Prep school, live in District 21, or are English language learners. Because many students admitted in the younger grades stay on for high school, there are few spaces available for students applying for 9th grade. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, July 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
92%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
96%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

1031
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
87%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
6%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
27%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

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

Contact & Location

Location

294 Avenue T
Brooklyn NY 11223

Trains: F Line, N Line to Avenue U

Buses: B3


Contact

Principal: Evan Burns

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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