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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Brooklyn High School of the Arts is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 864 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
345 Dean st
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone
(718) 855-2412

Brooklyn High School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
990
213 responses
Average ACT
19
9 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$121,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,144
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,251,149
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
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  • School concerts/ performances
    26%
  • Art Show
    15%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Senior Trip!!
    13%
  • Drama shows, Vocal shows, etc
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
864
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,869
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
48%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Brooklyn High School of the Arts Reviews

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I love how every student can express themselves comfortably in every way possible. There is no judgment, which allows everyone to be themselves and draws a lot of us closer together. I also like the student-teacher relationships built. As a student, you wouldn't expect to have comfortable "real-life" conversations with your teachers as a friend but in the most respectful way possible. At Brooklyn High School of the Arts, that helps break the barrier more, although the school should have more student support. As a senior, I learned a lot about things that I should have been taught about three years ago, and I feel a little bit behind in tasks that I now have to hurridly get done. My experience in Brooklyn HS of the Arts has been great overall, and I am sad that it is coming to an end soon, but hopefully, the lessons learned in this school will help me strive in the future.
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BHSA was a great school! It was focused all on the performing arts. The encouragement to continue your craft after HS was amazing! I loved the sense of community the school created and all the connections that were made between students and teachers. They are doing a great job of improving the resources in the school like adding more features for each studio! I love and miss the school so much!
As a senior at Brooklyn High School of the Arts, my experience has been alright. Concerning academics, some student do really well, including myself, and others do not. However, as long as you study, and do what you are supposed to do as a student, you should succeed in academic classes. There are no sports teams, probably because it is a performing arts high school. Therefore, students who are a part of the basketball or volleyball team play for John Jay High School's sports teams. The school is not that diverse because it is predominantly African-American and Hispanic/Latino. There are few White and Asian students, but not many. Unlike other high schools, we have some useful resources. For example, every student that is enrolled in an AP class, gets to take the AP exam in May, absolutely free of charge!