School Details

Brooklyn School for Global Studies

284 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 694-9741
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 274 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

5%
29%
15%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
29%
4%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
36%
0%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
77%
62%
71%
62%
73%
47%
77%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brooklyn School for Global Studies is a public high school in New York. The principal of Brooklyn School for Global Studies is PRINCIPAL - MS. DAWN MECONI, who can be contacted at jobrien17@schools.nyc.gov. 274 children attend Brooklyn School for Global Studies and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Brooklyn School for Global Studies students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 274 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brooklyn School for Global Studies is 11:1. Cobble Hill School of American Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 55% %
Hispanic 39% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% None%
Limited English proficiency 6% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Right off Court Street walking distance to Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn this school is in a great & safe location for kids. The teachers are great. The PTA is very active. The principal gets personally involved whenever possible. There's a variety of sports teams clubs study abroad opportunities college readiness programs ... If your child wants it the opportunities are here!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent of a student at this school I find it to be a small personal setting. All of the teachers and staff are like parents to the children. This school has no medal detectors which says alot for a high school in NYC today. There is tutoring available during lunch and after school in all subjects. the teachers work with the children to provide the best education they can. The principle and guidance department have an open door policy for parents. The children are accepted to many good colleges. Come and view the school for your self the doors are always open. We have a new Principal that is more responsive to parents. Joseph O'Brien is no longer the Principal

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers here are all highly qualified caring and dedicated to the success and building of character for their students. They come prepared each day to help their students reach their full potential. -Current Teacher

  • (1 year ago)

    Teaching at Global Studies has been an experience in itself and I will not trade it for anything in this world. Yes we have gone through many trails and tabulations but there is one thing I can say about Global Studies its foundation is strong. The system pushes us push back and we push it back. Teachers have come and gone but they all have had very positive impacts on the students. This is apparent when the alumni come to visit. If Global did not have have to deal with the bureaucracy of politics as many schools in the system do we could just be about expanding knowledge introducing new experiences and rekindling the love of learning. I will always push for this style of Learning. I am a teacher a tool for expanding knowledge I teach at Global Studies. We are serious about strengthening the natural talents to develop the weaker abilities. Our focus is developing strong skilled and minded young men and women that can withstand challenges in their next stage in life. Yes average because there are always innovations to expand our delivery of information to allow for growth. Education and educating is not static.

  • (1 year ago)

    i am an student to this school the teachers are awsome the people are great the school is also mantianed very nice and clean you chidren will be very happy to go to this school

  • (6 years ago)

    here are many great things about the school such as student led conferences which replaced parent-teacher conferences. The student presents to the parent his/hers best and worst work and then has to defend it. A teacher is always present to assist and course teachers are available to meet with. The student is in charge explaining their understanding of the work and what can be done to better themselves and what steps do they plan to take going forward. The parent can ask the student any questions about their work. This to me is the child taking responsibility and I have seen such pride in their work since its inception. Responsiblity also belongs to the parents. As in some of the best public schools in NYC participation in the PTA allows the parent to be involved in the process and know what is going on in their school. Join the PTA!

  • (6 years ago)

    I know for a fact that Global Studies is a good school not because my child goes there; but I check up on him at impromptu times. The kids are always working in class and I occasionally bump into staff members while I am there ( also the principal). So my advice to parents who want to send their child there don't be afraid.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Global Studies principal & teacher's work hard at teaching students to be self-motivated and self-disciplined. Curriculum is designed to prepare students to live successfully as a contributing member of a community & be able to solve problems and adapt to change.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. I will recommend it to my friends and family. BSGS care about educating your children and making them great citizens. My child has spent 3.5 years here and I'll do it again. Visit their web site http //www.myglobalstudies.com/home.aspx

  • (6 years ago)

    This schools teachers are very disrespectful. This school is horrible

  • (7 years ago)

    This School is absolute garbage they dont record attendance they allow open racisim and they dont take action against a student when he does something wrong. This makes for a horrible school enviroment I strongly suggest you only go to this school as a last resort.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student of global studies this school is good for where its at.It is nothing like the other review. If the student act civilized together then it would be a school like fort hamilton or maybe even merrow.There are student so smart that their in ap classes. The school is getting to be known little by little by our wonderful principle lisa gibbs.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was in global since 8th grade the teachers are great the kids are really cool they just form there own crews. I had one of the best principals around. The teacher did what ever they had to to make sure the kids got there worked done and moved to the next grade. There where times I didnt think I would graduate but my teachers pushed me so hard and I graduated on time and got into most of the college I applied to. Its not the schools fault if the kids dont do nothing that the parents fault. The security gaurds are always doing there jobs and are always patrolling the halls. The school was fun I would go back if I could.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is not what I expected classroom sizes more than 26 kids fights everyday teachers don't control the classrooms and my son is learning what he learned in 4th grade and he is in 7th they won't place him where he belongs!

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