Midwood High School

2839 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Midwood High School serves 4,059 students in grades 9-12.
Midwood High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 96% (which is higher than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,059 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Midwood High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Midwood High School's student population of 4,059 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 225 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
4,059 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
225 teachers
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School Rankings

Midwood High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Midwood High School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#104 out of 4093 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
37%
10%
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Hispanic
13%
29%
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Black
23%
16%
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White
23%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Graduation Rate
96%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Midwood High School's ranking?
Midwood High School is ranked #104 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
94% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 96% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Midwood High School?
The graduation rate of Midwood High School is 96%, which is higher than the New York state average of 85%.
How many students attend Midwood High School?
4,059 students attend Midwood High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Midwood High School students are Asian, 23% of students are Black, 23% of students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Midwood High School?
Midwood High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Midwood High School offer ?
Midwood High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Midwood High School part of?

School Reviews

5   4/14/2023
I am a graduate of Midwood High School, class of 1954. From Midwood, I pursued an academic career graduating from Brooklyn College, Florida State University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh obtaining a B.A., M.A., M.Ed., and finally Ph.D. I spent my career teaching and serving as chairman of a department. My academic fields covered modern languages, literature, and linguistics. During my lifetime, my spouse Barbara and I have traveled to numerous countries in Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Canada, Asia, and numerous islands throughout the world. I am 86 and have vivid memories of my school years in Brooklyn.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Leonard Bloom

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,059 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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