School Details

Brooklyn High School of the Arts

345 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-2412

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 673 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • NYC Geog District #15 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brooklyn High School of the Arts is a public high school in New York. The principal of Brooklyn High School of the Arts is MS. MARGARET LACEY-BERMAN and can be contacted at 673 students attend Brooklyn High School of the Arts and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 673 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brooklyn High School of the Arts is 18:1. Metropolitan Corporate Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 76% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 20%
Hispanic 19% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 67%
Limited English proficiency 0% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Teachers and staff are awesome. The guidance counselor Ms Medina is a rockstar. My 10th grader enjoys schools she is well prepared for state exams tutoring and extra assistance are always available by teachers etc. The principal however could do a better job at ensuring the students have the resources necessary to properly teach the children ... but I have to admit this lack of material has made staff get very creative this past year in ensuring their students grasp all content.

  • (1 year ago)

    School has a tremendous bullying problem that the administration shrugs away. You have no idea how many times I've been told "This is one of the safer schools in Brooklyn." I'm not sure that says a lot nor does it explain why my daughter has been bullied in the classroom and online by other students. Despite the picture that the principal would like to paint this is not another LaGuardia High School. It is a place where thugs and half wits run rampant. PARENTS Think twice then send your kids elsewhere. Really.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a good school with talented students and many great teachers. I am a senior here and our school has many great connections. We have connections with Carnegie Hall and BAM. We recently had Angela Bassett and Samuel L Jackson visit our school.

  • (5 years ago)

    the school has went downhill since Mr. Finley left Mr. Scandone is not in charge of music and Drew was the best guidance counselor ever and he cared about the I can't wait for my child to graduate because it is so depressing information is never recieved and teachers figure that they should deal with the kids with matters of class other words BHSA doesn't care anymore...

  • (5 years ago)

    Either the school is always late with information or the information is never broadcasted. Most students had delayed graduation dates because they lack information on what thaey have to do. The guidenence counselor doesnt interact with the students and some teachers have a nonchalant approach to students academics .

  • (8 years ago)

    Kids there are very nice there is no popilatity and everyone one fit in as one family academic levels arent so high however they have programs to send you to to get your share of help.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Mr. Finley and the staff are working very hard to make the school as success. I believe that the school should have extracurricular activities. This will make it more enjoyable for the students. Safety and discipline safety is well under control. Great job on the part of the staff! Discipline? Because one cannot control most undisciplined children this is a challenge. Overall I believe that BHSA will become one of Brooklyn s finest schools. Unfortunately my daughter will not have had the privilege of enjoying what HS is really about. I mean the extra-added fun. Cheerleading basketball softball volleyball etc.

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