New York City Geographic District #21 School District

501 West Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

New York City Geographic District #21 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public high schools serving 12,040 students in New York City Geographic District #21 School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in New York.
Public High Schools in New York City Geographic District #21 School District have an average math proficiency score of 70% (versus the New York public high school average of 67%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Public High School in New York City Geographic District #21 School District have a Graduation Rate of 83%, which is less than the New York average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Kingsborough Early College School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in New York or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the New York public high school average of 58% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
40 Schools
1,466 Schools
# Students
32,896 Students
954,317 Students
# Teachers
2,463 Teachers
85,143 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

New York City Geographic District #21 School District, which is ranked #238 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 74% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#248 out of 1020 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New York City Geographic District #21  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
54%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New York City Geographic District #21  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York City Geographic District #21  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of New York City Geographic District #21  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
82%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of New York City Geographic District #21  School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.75
0.72
# American Indian Students
253 Students
6,794 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
8,552 Students
86,595 Students
% Asian Students
26%
9%
# Hispanic Students
8,871 Students
264,583 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
28%
# Black Students
4,313 Students
172,056 Students
% Black Students
13%
18%
# White Students
10,227 Students
396,476 Students
% White Students
31%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
124 Students
2,579 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
556 Students
25,494 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
749
1,720
# Students in K Grade:
1,857
7,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,929
8,089
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,946
8,114
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,919
7,841
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,922
7,914
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,003
8,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,977
22,216
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,127
33,641
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,039
36,850
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,501
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,974
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,502
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,329
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
122
27,162

Best New York City Geographic District #21 School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John Dewey High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
50 Ave X
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 373-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,172 students
Rank: #22.
Edward R Murrow High School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Ave L
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-9283
Grades: 9-12
| 3,663 students
Rank: #33.
Life High School For Film And Music
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-7750
Grades: 9-12
| 231 students
Rank: #44.
Leaders High School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 382 students
Rank: #55.
Kingsborough Early College School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-7850
Grades: 6-12
| 749 students
Rank: #66.
Abraham Lincoln High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2800 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 333-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,011 students
Rank: #77.
Rachel Carson High School For Coastal Studies
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
521 West Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 265-0329
Grades: 9-12
| 577 students
Rank: #88.
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8310 21st Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 266-5032
Grades: 6-12
| 910 students
Rank: #99.
Liberation Diploma Plus
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2865 W 19th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 946-6812
Grades: 9-12
| 160 students
Rank: #1010.
High School Of Sports Management
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-7650
Grades: 9-12
| 279 students
Rank: #1111.
International High School At Lafayette
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 35-39% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-7860
Grades: 9-12
| 341 students
Rank: #1212.
William E Grady Career And Technical Education High School
Vocational School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Brighton 4th Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 565 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 40 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 32,896 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : 82% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 54% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 81% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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