Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts (13K265)

101 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-834-6760
Email: admissions@mckinneyssa.com
Hours: 8:30am - 2:50pm
School Website: https://www.mckinneyssa.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47887
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/13K265/HS/
Bus: B54, B57, B62, B67, B69
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Program Details
Instrumental Music (K42E)
Performing Arts

Music theory and history, techniques and performance, music composition, music analysis, conducting, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and small ensembles.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
179
205
    Grade 12 Students
47
41
    Grade 11 Students
49
49
    Grade 10 Students
40
55
    Grade 9 Students
43
60
Graduation %
76
87
College %
52
49
Instrumental Music (K42E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

2 / 11 (0.18)
2 / 2 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

At McKinneySSA we work together as a TEAM to make sure that you LEARN. High School is not just about the abc's and 123's, it is also about discovering who you are and who you want to BE!! McKinneySSA offers a rigorous academic program, including Advanced Placement courses, and world-class visual and performing arts instruction. Our small learning community supports a 1:1 laptop program; state-of-the-art digital design lab with 3D printers; art, music, dance and recording studios; a Black Box Theater and a modern 500 seat auditorium. Teacher teams work with small groups of students to meet the students' learning, social, and emotional needs of our students. Through a curriculum centered on making sense and figuring things out as well as elective opportunities to explore your talents, McKinneySSA works together to ensure high-level learning for ALL!!

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Running Club, Soccer, Step, Track and Field
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
  57.57%
Academic Engagement 
  47.83%
Safety 
  60.22%
Bully Prevention 
  45.00%
Inclusivity 
  75.70%
Mental Support 
  58.70%
Environment 
  56.18%
Post-School Support 
  71.64%
Teacher Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
  90.33%
School Satisfaction 
  65.50%
Student Behavior 
  38.11%
Student Support 
  85.27%
School Leadership 
  76.87%
Instructional Clarity 
  66.00%
Instructional Development 
  70.53%
Post-School Support 
  91.43%
Family Responses - 4% responded
Education 
  44.80%
Teacher Support 
  55.33%
Safety 
  61.67%
School Community 
  61.67%
School Leadership 
  57.18%
Post-School Support 
  35.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  76.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  51
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  49
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  72.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  385
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  395
Postsecondary
2-Year College 6.70%
4-Year College 33.40%
Unknown 59.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 41.90%
Female 57.50%
Other 0.60%
English Language Learners:
  2.20%
Students with IEPs:
  27.90%
Economic Need Index:
  87.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.60%
Black 70.90%
Hispanic 24.60%
White 2.20%
Other 1.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.20%
Black 58.60%
Other 24.20%
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