Harry Van Arsdale High School (Closed 2008)

257 North Sixth Street,

Brooklyn, NY, 11211-3224

Grades: 11-12

494 students

Harry Van Arsdale High School (Closed 2008) served 494 students in grades 11-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 was lower than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment was 98% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 52%.
Harry Van Arsdale High School (Closed 2008) operated within the New York City Public s School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate was higher than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

School Type Vocational school
Grades Offered Grades 11-12
Total Students 494 students
Harry Van Arsdale High School Total Students (2006-2007)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Harry Van Arsdale High School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2007)
Students by Grade Harry Van Arsdale High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 13:1
Harry Van Arsdale High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2007)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
8%
Harry Van Arsdale High School Asian (2006-2007)
Hispanic
45%
23%
Harry Van Arsdale High School Hispanic (2006-2007)
Black
51%
19%
Harry Van Arsdale High School Black (2006-2007)
White
2%
48%
Harry Van Arsdale High School White (2006-2007)
All Ethnic Groups Harry Van Arsdale High School Sch Ethnicity Harry Van Arsdale High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.68
Harry Van Arsdale High School Diversity Score (2006-2007)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
99%
42%
Harry Van Arsdale High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2007)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

School District Name New York City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
3
Number of Students Managed 23,601 1,136
New York City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (2005-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 86%
New York City Public s School District Graduation Rate (2008-2009)
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $29 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $21,692
District Spending / Student n/a $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2007 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Williamsburg High School For Architecture And Desi (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Conselyea Preparatory School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 17 Henry D Woodworth (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.