School Details

Secondary School for Journalism

237 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-4201

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 & ungraded 337 students 13 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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Secondary School for Journalism is a public high school in New York. The principal of Secondary School for Journalism is MS. JODI RADWELL, who can be contacted at 337 students go to Secondary School for Journalism and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Secondary School for Journalism students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 337 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Secondary School for Journalism is 13:1. St Saviour High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Crew
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% 20%
Hispanic 44% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 24%
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 79% 64%
Limited English proficiency 17% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love ths school because its the best. You actually learn here and there is no drama what so ever. I would recommand every parent to sent they child here.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really care about the students. But some of the staff is really judgemental. The school claims to be all about journalism but dont have a strong journalism program.

  • (8 years ago)

    I can't say enough about this school. The staff is on top of things - my child attended middle school here and is now back in the high school. The principal runs a tight ship and holds her staff and students accountable - something we don't see every day in the NYC Education system. My child is working her way back after spending a year away and failing miserably. Ms. Reif knows her students her door is always open. A little weak on the guidance for high school but the middle school guidance counselor is amazing.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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