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High School for Civil Rights

Overview written by the school: This is a dynamic institution that provides high-quality programs that emphasize Civil Rights issues and Law. Students develop skills in lyrical composition, writing, musical recording and producing, and culinary arts. Students compete in Moot Court competitions, and serve as judges, attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in the Academy's Youth Court. A courtroom is available for mock trials and law-related classes. Whether your plans are to enroll in a four-year university or a law enforcement or legal training program, the High School for Civil Rights provides students with the academic background and workplace exposure needed for success. AP courses, Public Speaking, NAACP, Honor Roll Society, Drivers Ed, PSAL sports are also offered.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 63% (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: 79.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 79.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 27.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82.999998% 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: High School for Civil Rights and Law
Code: K63X
Program description: Curriculum emphasizes issues relating to civil rights awareness and the American Constitution. Emphasis is placed on Law and Law-related professions. Ongoing debates, cultural performances and talent shows.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 276
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 67
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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


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, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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: Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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: Stunt
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: 233
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education)

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East New York (Pennsylvania Ave)
Neighborhood: East New York
Campus name: Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus
School Number: K435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 305
Council district: 42
Census tract: 1156
BIN: 3084440
BBL: 3037880001

About High School for Civil Rights


Address: 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207 (40.666868,-73.895122)
Latitude: 40.667456
Longitude: -73.894747
Phone number: 718-922-6289
Fax number: 718-922-7253
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 3 to Pennsylvania Ave; L to Livonia Ave
Bus lines near the school: B14, B15, B20, B83

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