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


How many students graduate in 4 years?
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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 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
624 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?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 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 2020-21 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


294 Avenue T
Brooklyn NY 11223

Trains: F Line, N Line to Avenue U

Buses: B3


Principal: Evan Burns


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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