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Lyons Community School

Overview written by the school: Lyons prepares students for college, healthy adulthood, and lifelong learning. As a NYS Performance Standards Consortium school, for graduation, students are exempt from Regents exams except ELA. Instead, students present final Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs). Ninth and tenth grade students participate in roundtables where they present a final piece of work to staff, families, and visitors in small groups. Eleventh and twelfth grade students complete semester-long projects in a given content area. All students have an advisor and are offered elective classes to pursue their individual academic and career interests. We are a Restorative Justice school, offering support and structure, not punishment, for disciplinary matters.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 72.000003% (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: 75.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 55.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86.000001% 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: Lyons Community School
Code: L39A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 200
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 76
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
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): Art, Theater, Chess, Dance, Homework Help, Music, Peer Mediation, Peer Mentorship, Peer Tutoring, Restorative Justice, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Talent Shows, Student Council, Sustainability Team and 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: Baseball, 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: Basketball, Cross Country, 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): Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Cross Country, Wrestling, Baseball And Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 431
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:18pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community School,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East Williamsburg
Neighborhood: East Williamsburg

School Number: K049
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 301
Council district: 34
Census tract: 505
BIN: 3070825
BBL: 3030250001

About Lyons Community School


Address: 223 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206 (40.709765,-73.944463)
Latitude: 40.709941
Longitude: -73.943641
Phone number: 718-782-0918
Fax number: 718-782-5283
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: G to Broadway; L to Grand St
Bus lines near the school: B24, B43, B46, B48, B60, Q54, Q59

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Academic opportunities: 

NYS Performance Consortium: students complete four graduation-level Performance-Based Assessment Tasks in lieu of Regents except the ELA Regents

Curricula reflects students, their communities and interests. Student choice built into research papers, experiments, and other academic projects

Field Studies: regularly scheduled academic trips throughout New York City connected to the educational program, including world religions and public works.

Electives: filmmaking, baking, zoology, mentoring, comp sci, robotics, forensics, art, theater, sewing, carpentry, music, Restorative Justice and internships

Personalized educational support and community building through advisory, Restorative Justice processes and internships.

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