Brooklyn Latin School

  • Brooklyn Latin School serves 725 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Brooklyn Latin School's student population of 725 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students725 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brooklyn Latin School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brooklyn Latin School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#168 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
45%
9%
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Hispanic
14%
26%
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Black
15%
17%
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White
14%
44%
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Two or more races
12%
2%
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Diversity Score0.730.39
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Graduation Rate≥95%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #14 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

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This school has a very high level of academic programs. The IB hohors program that it offers is great, but very demanding on its students. I would say that extracirruclar activities are not very well managed. This is probably becuase the school is a small school with none of its own sport facilities. They however do participate in Basketball and Soccer, but the kids are pressured with heavy academics and major logistics vis a vis travel to games etc. However the clubs and other societies that TBLS has, is fantastic. Academic is superb TBLS has a great Head Master and a tremendous Body of Staff. The fact the the BasketBall team was close to winning a championship last semester was tremendous and, the small goal soccer runner-up championship was well deserved. Kudos to staff and members of the school team. Other games such as Tennis, Baseball/Softball, Golf, Volleyball etc, should be offered, and the provision of a Home Gym for TBLS needs attention. What can I say about facilities. A NYC Specialized High School needs to represent itself as the "Best" that was the intent of its establishment. We need a better physical setting, better labs, a bigger library, more "Smart School" elements for computer and internet use. A summary of the attributes of the school: Headmaster and Staff - Great, IB Program, nice. Parent-Teachers Association is well organized and with the right amount of parent partcipation will be even better. Its Critical Friends Sessions are wonderful. Student Led Parent/Teacher Review Sessions work very well. A Great School that has the potential to be NY's Best Specialized High School
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