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Nelson Mandela High School

Overview written by the school: The mission of the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice is to create lifelong, socially conscious leaders who use education as a powerful tool to change the world. All work within our community is guided by our core values: service, perseverance, leadership, respect, and reflection. We explore social justice themes through a challenging and engaging academic curriculum as students develop critical-thinking, analytic, and problem-solving skills. Service learning, collaborative projects, travel abroad, and internships will prepare our students for the demands of college and careers, and define their purpose and responsibility as global citizens.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 81% (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: 74.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 69% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 67.000002% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80.000001% 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: Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice
Code: K15A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 274
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 105
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Open 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: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, 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, Cross Country, Handball, 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: 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: 231
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:09pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips,Health Center,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Summer Bridge,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Crown Heights North
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

School Number: K455
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 303
Council district: 36
Census tract: 271
BIN: 3047996
BBL: 3017010001

About Nelson Mandela High School


Address: 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11213 (40.678478,-73.931604)
Latitude: 40.67944
Longitude: -73.932407
Phone number: 718-804-6805
Fax number: 718-804-6808
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A, C to Utica Ave
Bus lines near the school: B15, B25, B26, B43, B45, B46, B46-SBS, B65

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Culturally Relevant/Responsive practices; Smart use of technology and digital resources.

Rites of Passage Advisory, College- and career-counseling starting in ninth grade, Internships, Early College Experiences through College Now and LIU; mentoring/ intership opportunities with Inspiring Minds, MBK Chapter

Advance Placement Courses: AP World, AP Government, AP Literature and AP Seminar/Computer Science

Focus on Social Emotional Learning for students; use of the YALE RULER

2020-2021 openning of NMSSJ FabLab; Social Justice electives

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