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Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies

Overview written by the school: The mission of Rachel Carson High School is to provide every student with a student-centered and rigorous curriculum that fosters critical thinking. We seek to ensure that each student displays grit, perseverance and empathy, is prepared for college or the world of work and has a post-graduation plan, is able to productively collaborate with peers, is open to new experiences, and is environmentally conscious. We expect that when students graduate from our school that they go out into the world as analytical, compassionate, thoughtful, and productive citizens who advocate for themselves and those in need.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 78% (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: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 73% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 45% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
Code: L01R
Program description: Marine and Environmental Sciences, Science Research, Marine Robotics-Sea Perch and MATE, and First Robotics.
Interest: Environmental Science
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 261
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 70
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): After-School Tutoring, Drama, GSA (LBGTQ Club), Leadership, NY Aquarium Internships, Saturday Program, Student Council
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, 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: Basketball, Bowling, 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): Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 623
Start time: 8:48am
End time: 3:10pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: Extended Day Tutoring; Internships Available; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: West Brighton
Neighborhood: West Brighton

School Number: K303
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 313
Council district: 47
Census tract: 354
BIN: 3196292
BBL: 3072500025

About Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies


Address: 521 WEST AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11224
Latitude: 40.582533
Longitude: -73.973132
Phone number: 718-265-0329
Fax number: 718-372-2514
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: F to Neptune Ave-Van Siclen; Q to Ocean Parkway
Bus lines near the school: B1, B36, B4, B68

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Marine Biology

Science Research

3D Printing

Underwater Robotics

Ceramics and Mixed Media Arts Program

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