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.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
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
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 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 4% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
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:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
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%