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Brooklyn School for Social Justice, The

Overview written by the school: At BSSJ, we develop a community of young leaders who will demand the best from themselves today and work together for a more just tomorrow. We are committed to providing a challenging curriculum that empowers students to succeed and to be active in the social, cultural, and political lives of their communities and their world. We are committed to ensuring that every student has constant and consistent opportunities for intellectual engagement and becomes confident in facing the pressing issues of the day. We believe that all young people have the right to equitable access to a variety of opportunities that they may not receive elsewhere. At BSSJ you matter!
Diplomaendorsements: NYS Seal of Biliteracy

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 100% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 100% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 0% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 100% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Humanities and Interdisciplinary
Code: K54A
Program description: A challenging program with emphasis on addressing social justice issues around our community and the nation.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 225
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 67
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 32 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 333
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm
Grades 2020: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community School,Community Service Expected,Dress Code,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Extended Year,Health Center,Internships Available,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education),Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Orientation,Uniform,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: K
NTA: Bushwick North
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Campus name: Bushwick Educational Campus
School Number: K480
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 304
Council district: 37
Census tract: 435
BIN: 3076908
BBL: 3033650098

About Brooklyn School for Social Justice, The

Contacts

Address: 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 (40.696457,-73.911751)
Latitude: 40.697185
Longitude: -73.91117
Phone number: 718-381-7100
Fax number: 718-418-0192
School email: [email protected]
Website: BSSJBrooklyn.com
Subway lines near the school: L, M to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
Bus lines near the school: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58

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District Borough Number: 
32K549
Academic opportunities: 

A blended learning approach: Teacher use Google Classroom and other blended learning programs to expand online coursework, self-paced, project and inquiry-based learning opportunities. Chrome books are available for every classroom

Opportunities to earn college credits:CUNY College Now, Student Success Center offers electives through Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers Early College and Smart Scholars programs

College and career readiness: Advisory Leadership program provides guidance on health, SAT and ACT prep, and job readiness

Social Justice focus: Presentations at the citywide Social Justice Expo, partnership with Make the Road New York, Restorative Justice program, peer mediation, social justice circles

Restorative Justice program, peer mediation, social justice circles

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