School Details

Midwood High School

2839 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 724-8500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3854 students 23 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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #22 average
  • New York state average

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About this school

Midwood High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Midwood High School is MR. DAVID COHEN, who can be contacted at 3,854 students go to Midwood High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 4% of the Midwood High School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 3,854 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Midwood High School is 23:1. Yeshiva Vyelipol is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 16%
Asian 31% %
White, non-Hispanic 21% 26%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 66%
Limited English proficiency 4% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is really crowded. It gives way to many homework. Some of the teachers dont pay attention to you please DONT SEND YOUR KIDS HEREEE

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're in the zoned program you're looked down upon by teachers staff and students in the gifted programs. The school is sort of racially segregated. The blacks and hispanics are in the zoned program while the whites and asians are in the specialized programs. The hallways are very overcrowded and you'll arrive late to most of your classes. Teachers cant really help you because of the large amount of students they deal with so if you're struggling in a class it's up to you and your parents to fix that. Some of the teaches dont know how to control a class and the kids just go crazy. I've had a couple of good classes where the teacher is good and students are polite but the out of control classes I've had out number that ratio. This school has many sports and after school clubs. Overall this school is only great if you're in the specialized/gifted programs. When you're in the zoned program it's not very good. The school should look more into improving the zoned programs and not make us feel like we're inferior or lower class to the gifted kids. I would not send my kids to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Loved my experience at midwood. Considering the limited funding and overcrowding I think the teachers really did their best. I felt very prepared for college and later grad school.

  • (2 years ago)

    It's ok but I think it's soo crowded. I ask the teachers for help and they sometimes say no. Most of them don't notice their students.

  • (3 years ago)

    When I attended Midwood High School at first it was a bit intimidating. To attend a public High School with 5000+ individuals in the program at first glance seemed like it would be a challenge however that was one of the best parts of the school - its diversity. I cannot begin to tell you how many friends I had made from various backgrounds and mentalities. This school has definitely forged a lot of lifelong relationships that mean the world to me. Secondly in terms of the academics if this were to be evaluated as it relates to the specialized high school test Midwood would come right there with the other "major schools" (Stuyvesant Brooklyn Tech etc).

  • (3 years ago)

    As an alumni of Midwood HighSchool I have a lot of good memories to hold onto. Most of my teachers were all very memorable and efficient. I recall working very hard and it paid off as it was reflected in grades. In the Medical Science Program my teachers were resourceful and even though the work level may have been intense at times the teachers made it interesting and I can look back at high school knowing it was a success and helped me get to where I am today. Also even though the school is incredibly crowded I felt the different schedules for freshmen sophomores juniors and seniors made the process relatively smooth and organized.

  • (4 years ago)

    I would say that high school was one of the most important times in my life and Midwood High made sure of that. I am now a junior at Cornell University majoring in Chemistry and soon graduating then returning to Cornell to obtain my Master's in the Arts of Teaching to hopefully go back to Midwood and teach Chemistry Physics and Math there. It is a phenomenal high school where students are listened to and they have a special relationship with their students. Though students might be concerned about the school size I want to reassure them that their students still have plenty of time to interact with parents and form life-long friendships they'll never forget. Also Midwood offers many AP courses their athletics department is great and students can explore other facets of their life that they have interest in. Midwood is one of the best overall.

  • (4 years ago)

    In my four years at Midwood HS I came to realize how excellent the school is academically and in promoting extra-curricular activites. Not only was I able to participate in the Science Institute program but also participates in various sports teams. All throughout the process I saw how dedicated the teachers coaches and counselors were in making sure that I was performing at a high level. They were very approachable and understanding with me and others. I highly recommend Midwood HS to all the students & their parents living in the Brooklyn area.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is spot on. My daughter had wanted to join Madison at first but got in to Midwood and is now very happy she did. The teachers are easy to approach. I hope my other children get to go to this school when it's their turn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The sports department is awesome! Go Midwood Hornets!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I loveeeeeee Midwood because they have so many things you can do. if you love to sing they have sing and a gospel group. if you into sports they have so many different types you must find one you are good at.

  • (5 years ago)

    my school is awesomeeeee!!! great academic programs great football games funny teachers..what more can i ask for? =)

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Midwood persoally everyone is their too help its such a diverse school everyone is helpful and its such a clean and helping places

  • (5 years ago)

    friends an d teachers are so nice! learn so much in here even though im a freshman but i already love midwood so much!

  • (5 years ago)

    Midwood is the best school ever!!!!!!!!!! teachers are great and they help you if you need help. Our library is state of the art and it is the top high school in the region.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is perfect school for academic careers and it shows many oppurtunities for students to have them pay more attention to Midwood. I love it and I am proud to be a student in Midwood High School. P.S. The teachers are also awesome and they make lessons relating to everyday life! D What more could you possibly want???

  • (5 years ago)

    I love midwood because they have wonderful kind teachers/staff. Also there are many activities and clubs you can join that would b fun and beneficial to your education.

  • (5 years ago)

    the most diverse school ever

  • (5 years ago)

    I love midwood high school because everyone there is so nice and its just a very welcoming school and you just wont feel judged. Everyone is doing good no fights and everyone is just plain nice

  • (5 years ago)

    Midwood is the best institution for learning after junior high they well prepare you for college despite their lack of funds and have dedicated teachers who make sure u understand and remember material by either finding easy ways for u to remember or by bringing in videos or games that relate to the Midwood they believe you can do so much sometimes their expectations are higher then your actual ability and the grading is sometimes harsh but it is a loving atmosphere with the family affect.

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