Lyons Community School (14K586)

223 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-782-0918
Hours: 08:35am - 03:10pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: G to Broadway; L to Grand St
Bus: B24, B43, B46, B48, B60, Q54, Q59
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Program Details
Lyons Community School (L39A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (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 %
Lyons Community School (L39A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

34 / 66 (0.52)
20 / 15 (1.33)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Lyons prepares students for college, healthy adulthood, and lifelong learning. As a NYS Performance Standards Consortium school, students are exempt from Regents exams except ELA. Instead, students present Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs). Ninth and tenth grade students participate in roundtables where they present projects to staff, families, and visitors in small groups. Eleventh and twelfth grade students complete extensive projects in all core content areas. Each student has a crew leader throughout their tenure, and are offered elective classes to pursue their individual academic and career interests, including internships. We are a Restorative Justice school, offering support and structure, not punishment, for disciplinary matters. We strive to be more anti-racist and inclusive each day. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: Field Studies (weekly field trips), Career and interest based electives, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), Internships, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, CRMYA School, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Soccer, Step
Art, Theater, Chess, Hip Hop Dance Team, Music, Peer Mediation, Peer Mentorship, Peer Tutoring, Restorative Justice, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Talent Shows, Student Council, Sustainability Team, Anime, Outdoor Leadership (hiking/camping), Cosmetology, Film Making, Photography, Social Justice, Cooking and Yearbook
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 91% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 8% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 19.30%
4-Year College 22.90%
Unknown 57.80%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 51.60%
Female 48.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.40%
Black 35.20%
Hispanic 58.00%
White 1.40%
Other 5.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 29.80%
Hispanic 19.10%
White 42.60%
Other 8.50%