400 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire serves 332 students in grades 9-12.
Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire's student population of 332 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
332 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Captain Vernon A Richards High School-fire is 0.42, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#573 out of 4228 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥90%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥90%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
23%
27%
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Black
73%
17%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Graduation Rate
70-74%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 332 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-74% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥90% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥90% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Btm 50%)

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