Brooklyn High School Of The Arts

  • Brooklyn High School Of The Arts serves 865 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Brooklyn High School Of The Arts placed in the top 10% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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Brooklyn High School Of The Arts places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School News

  • Teachers Who ‘Get It’ - 03/01/2018 - Brooklyn arts teachers are among the elite. Wendy DelValle recently one the Sloan Award for excellence in teaching. 

School Overview

  • Brooklyn High School Of The Arts's student population of 865 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students865 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brooklyn High School Of The Arts is ranked within the top 10% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brooklyn High School Of The Arts is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#365 out of 4239 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
22%
26%
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Black
69%
17%
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White
2%
44%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.480.71
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Graduation Rate
88%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #15 School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Dance, Gymnastics, Intramural Sports Only, Softball, Track, Track and Field, Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
ANIME, CHEER LEADING, CHESS, GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE, NEWSPAPER, THE MOTH, THESPIAN

Arts and Music Programs:
ART CLUB, GUITAR, PHOTOGRAPHY
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Brooklyn Arts is a dual-mission high school dedicated to providing aspiring artists and scholars with an academically rigorous pre-college course of study and a comprehensive, four-year pre-conservatory arts program. At Brooklyn Arts, life-long learners use their creativity to enrich their education. By using the abundant resources of our great city, students are constantly being challenged to achieve their highest artistic and academic potential. Brooklyn Arts fosters strong partnerships with parents, families, and the community to holistically develop global citizens who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Our vision is to provide an exemplary arts and academic educational experience to students who have a passion for the arts, are culturally and socio-economically diverse, and hail from all over New York City. Situated in the cultural heart of Brooklyn, we offer the highest caliber of arts integrated education and the opportunity to access the rich cultural vibrancy of the Brooklyn arts community

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  4.58 out of 5  (24 reviews)
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BHSA is great! I've been attending for three years and have learned a lot. I really love my classes and teachers. In small classes there is more one on one with teachers and it's really helpful. Also, the arts program is great and many students get a variety of opportunities.
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Love this school. The jazz band is so vibrant and talented. The school spirit is up there. The culture is amazing. The vibe is to die for
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Very good school. I like the teachers. Especially the music teachers
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This school has taught me to aim for what I want and to not be afraid to get rid of anyone who stands in my way. This school taught me to fight for success by any means possible.
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11th grader- My 3 years here have been an amazing experience. I have met amazing people and teachers. We all connect through art differently but in a way we are all similar.One of the GREATEST school communities you will ever see because we are more than just students and teachers; we're family.
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This school has a great arts department. It`s very inclusive and most of the teachers are helpful and good at their jobs.
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5  
This School in my opinin the best School where a Kid that play music can go and spred it's wing.and techers will encourage student to do even better .10/10 I am a current student there and it's an amazing school .
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This is a great school with opportunities and helps you improve your art strand. The clubs and teachers make classes fun and encourage us to really think.
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I'm a current junior at this school. I genuinely look forward to coming to school every day. I am challenged academically and as a musician. I have taken 4 AP Courses since my Sophomore year and have learned how to play 2 other instruments. Teachers are friendly and the environment is family-like. It's rare to hear about fights or drama, and the fact that we support each other as artists adds to our family-like community. We have a diverse community and I've learned about different cultures more than ever!
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I`ve been attending this school for about three years now and I love how we get to expand our horizons than beyond just basic education studies ( science, math, etc). Here we really get to open our eyes to things that are amazing. The plays are phenomenal, are it`s stunning to see how this school can put together such an attention grabbing show, and you get to see so much talent, making you see so many different styles of dance, music, and art, and there are so many opportunities in this school to help you strive in your interests as an artist. I`m proud of my school for the people that make it up, the talent that makes it what it is. It goes to say that BHSA lives up to its name.
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Brooklyn High School of the Arts provides many opportunities to programs beyond this school showing us ways to pursue a career that you may like.There are also,many clubs for extra curricular activities and prepares juniors and seniors for college readiness.They provide A.P. Classes that are challenging as well.
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Faculty and Staff dedicate time to ensure the well being of every student attending Brooklyn High School of the Arts. The school, being such a diverse community, takes into account and accommodates for many factors such as background, economic stability and mental health. No two students are the same so Brooklyn Arts works to provide students with the most helpful resources at the lowest possible cost. Often times, costly courses and exams are payed for by a generous staff who's only concern is seeing their students rise.
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5  
I`ve been attending Brooklyn Arts for three years and this school has provided me a nice and stable high school experience. I am academically challenged which will help me in my future. Brooklyn Arts provides many interesting afterschool club activities even extra academic help. Everyone in school is like a family and we help each other out including the teachers.
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This school is making me grow as a person and with my craft. Everyone supports everyone's ideas at all time! The school has also grown academically with AP classes to sign up for every year. There are also clubs, events, and sports teams to join so everyone at the school is always busy getting into the spirit.
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5  
I am currently a junior attending Brooklyn High School of the Arts. The community that shapes this school is outstanding.
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5  
I am currently a student in Brooklyn High School of the Art. As a student, I feel that this school give a lot of activities for their students to have fun. If any students have any ideas or suggestions, they want to make, the principal, assistant principals and Dean's will always welcome everyone with a open hands. The Arts in this school is amazing. Not only the Arts, the education the teachers give is, too. The teachers help students with works, and expand their knowledge to their full potential.
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5  
The arts and academics is what makes this school very cool and well-coordinated.
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5  
This school is honestly like your best friend. There`s always people to talk with if you need help of any sort. The teachers are lovely and are committed to help you succeed. I`ve been here for three years and it`s one of the most enjoyable experience i`ve ever had.
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5  
This school is great filled with great activitys and the faculty is great as well.
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I've been attending BHSA for three years now. As an arts school it provides great opportunities, non-academic and academic
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5  
Apply for Brooklyn high school of the arts ! It`s has great classes such as art, instrumental, theatre, dance and vocal to help you master what ever your craft is and academic classes with great teachers that push you beyond your limits.
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5  
This is a fantastic school with the best students in the world! The graduation rate is actually much higher than listed here (93%)
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5  
Outstanding community. So warm and welcoming. It's like a family. Really prepares students for college.
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Im in 7th grade going to 8th next year, and The whole grade just received those high school books, and when I saw this school, I immediately looked it up on the internet, and this is definatly the one I want to to go to after 8th grade. And the audition is to have 8-10 original art pieces? Ppshh. I AM art.
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