School Details

Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie

Test Scores by grade

11%
36%
30%
7%
38%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
37%
31%
4%
32%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
34%
34%
7%
30%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
69%
82%

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
  • New York City Geographic District #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie is a public high school. The principal of Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie is MS. ALYCE BARR, whose e-mail is abarr@schools.nyc.gov. 692 students attend Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 4% of the Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 692 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie is 11:1. Brooklyn School for Global Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 20%
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 70% 67%
Limited English proficiency 4% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is a Junior at BCS and I have a daughter entering 6th grade at BCS next year. My children can not imagine attending any where else. My son has struggled with a learning disability this school fit his style of learning and gave him all the resources he needed to become an honor roll student. Now that my daughter will be entering this school with the same disabilities I am absolutely sure she will achieve as much as her big brother. The school community is great and never lacks in events. I love this school so much that I only tolerate the cost of living in this city to continue having my children attend this school and it's sister elementary.

  • (3 years ago)

    Please parents what ever you do do not send your kids to this school it is one of the worse school in Brooklyn. The kids are out of control the teachers and administration has no control or do not care .My son was enrolled in middle school last year and from the first day he was picked on as time goes on he was called names bulled and stabbed through out this time the teachers nor administration did nothing after the stabbing which was four months of being in the school I pulled him out.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in 8th grade here. I liked the school for the first 2 years. Great teachers small class sizes extra attention. But I have to say they are falling apart this year in regards to the High School application process. We didn't get our high school directories until well into the second week of 8th grade while every other middle school I know of received them at the end of 7th grade. We didn't even get the 7th grade report cards until the end of summer! The Guidance Counselor (who is supposed to help you greatly through this process) is a joke. She rarely answers emails and doesn't seem informed at all about high school choices in the city. I feel as if they want your child to stay on and attend their high school. It' a shame really because I really did like this school a lot up until this year. I didn't want to leave on a bad note.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a child at BNS and are very happy with her teacher for the first time since she started there 3 years ago. everyone at the school seems to share the same progressive ideas about politics and education but for some faculty administration and parents its all talk whereas some people at the school work tirelessly to fulfill those ideals. Not sure if we had to pick again if we would make the same choice. Despite the progressive views espoused by many of the parent to my eye it seems like a disproportionate # of the students have behavioral issues. And because there is a certain self contentedness among teachers admin and parents it is unlikely that things will improve.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is all about helping the students. Faculty are actively engaged and connected with each student to ensure that each student is academically prepared for college and exit exams. A wonderful learning environment where everyone knows everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a student there and this is my unbias well verse( have two other college aged children) opinion. Principal and Vice Principal Leadership 2 Teacher Quality 3 Extracurricular activities 1 Parent Involvement 2 Safety 4 Discipline 2 The principal & vice are unapproachable mostly in demeanor but I've been told they don't have time to talk. They smile big but are difficult to engage in a two convo. There is no line between the irritated and curt way they speak to some students and the dismissive way they talk to parents. They cut short good ideas with old and easy. No appreciation for suggestions that can improve the program and no allowing the none fratenized parents the room to make things better. So much for collaborative education. My child began there as a A student with the lack of honors or extracrdt that student is now average. If your child is doing well lookelsewhere

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended BSCS and went on to Midwood High School I feel the education and the community she was a part of gave her the confidence and the skills she needed to excel. She is now a sophomore in college and still making many achievements...she even told me her freshmen year that she was taking classes in college that she already learned about while at BSCS

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids have been a part of the BNS/ BCS family since kindergarten. My son is now a 10th grader in the high school and my other son graduated from 8th grade and attends a different high school ONLY because he wanted to play high school baseball. I have been beyond satisfied with the eduation they have received. I have always been able to go to work and know that they were in good hands. The teachers are fiercely dedicated and with that type of environment it is a win win situation.

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally I have had the pleasure to attend many of the school's functions and fund raisers. The dedication and hard working staff impressed me. The results were obvious in the students progress and abilities that were apparent through the teachers professionalism. Charles Colton said 'Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities but to make them'. This was the feeling I had when I saw the teaching enviornment and the students so receptive to opportunities that were available to them.

  • (5 years ago)

    BCS is one of the greatest schools I've ever been to. Not only have I graduated from BCS but I spent 13 years of my life there. The teachers are very caring and the education is uncanny.

  • (6 years ago)

    Developmentally-appropriate rich multidisciplinary curriculum; great teachers and strong visionary school leader.

  • (6 years ago)

    Strong visionary principal; excellent teachers and assistant principals and guidance counselors. The curriculum is appropriate for the students and rich in interdisciplinary thinking and projects

  • (7 years ago)

    passionate educators advocators for students global studies they are always looking at ways to improve the school facility programs communication parent education. we recommend it!

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