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Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School

Overview written by the school: Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. "The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." -Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Our vision is to provide the best education and preparation for college and career to every student who walks into our building. We do this by supporting all learners, both academically and emotionally, while providing access to a wide variety of coursework and educational experiences focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The FDR learning community celebrates the diversity within our family and works together to graduate young adults who will continue to serve the greater community. FDR High School: Brooklyn's Bridge To Your Future.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 70% (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: 85% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 53% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 81% 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: STEAM -Robotics/Programming
Code: K16A
Program description: Students will explore the field of robotic design using a variety of hands on activities. Students begin with an introduction to the tools used to create robotic devices. As they progress through the series of classes, computer programming becomes an essential and vital element. This culminates in a capstone design project and teaching assistant positions for students to mentor our incoming engineers. Our Robotics Academy offers opportunities for scholarships and research opportunities.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 166
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 903
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 34
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 198
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6
Eligibility: Open only to Brooklyn students or residents

Seats 10: Yes

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average


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): Art, Bollywood Dance, Cheerleaders, Chess, Chinese Culture, Christian, Clubs: Anime, Computer Service Squad, Debate Team, Drama, Environmentalist, FDR Theatre Guild, Film, Future Business Leaders of America, Hispanic, Intel, Jewish, Key, Math Team, Mock Trial, Multicultural, Muslim Student Association, My Generation, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Origami, Peer Mediation and Negotiation, Peer Tutoring, Rainbow Coalition, Robotics, Yearbook
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, 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: Cricket, Golf
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: 3214
Start time: 8:50am
End time: 3:26pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: Chinese; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Orientation

Geoeligibility: Open only to Brooklyn students/residents
School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Borough Park
Neighborhood: Borough Park

School Number: K505

Community board: 312
Council district: 44
Census tract: 468
BIN: 3131537
BBL: 3055060006

About Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School


Address: 5800 20TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11204
Latitude: 40.620446
Longitude: -73.981795
Phone number: 718-621-8800
Fax number: 718-232-9513
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: F to Bay Parkway-22nd Ave; N to 20th Ave
Bus lines near the school: B11, B6, B8, B9

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STEAM Ed-Opt Programs: Programming/Robotics, Multimedia Design, Performing Arts, Science Research and Environmental Studies, Visual Arts (new!) and Technical Theater

Honors classes, CUNY College Now, Touro College Triple Play partnership, One Goal, College Board Pre-AP Curriculum starting in 9th Grade, fully-staffed College Office, Naviance for College Preparation, Trailblazers program and more! FDR focuses on college and career!

Exciting and current, extensive elective and major course offerings including: Programming/Robotics, Photography, Videography, Illustrator and Photoshop, Woodshop, Forensics, Piano, Marching Band, Chorus, English electives such as Myths, Monsters and Legends, Criminal Mind, Accounting and more!

Extensive support offered to Enlgish Language Learners including Transitional Bilingual Educational classes in Spanish and Mandarin

School-wide focus on making a large, comprehensive high school feel like a community where all students are known, valued and respected.

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