Fort Hamilton High School (20K490)

8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-748-1537
Hours: 7:20am - 3:40pm
Principal: Kaye Houlihan
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Bus: B16, B37, B4, X27, X37
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Program Details
Vocal Music (K17S)
Performing Arts

In addition to studying the required music courses, students will develop their vocal techniques and enhance solo and ensemble techniques.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
76 / 78
101 / 126
Graduation %
College %
Vocal Music (K17S)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

53 / 28 (1.89)
14 / 6 (2.33)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Fort Hamilton High School is the largest comprehensive urban high school in a suburban setting and is referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Bay Ridge community. Based on the philosophy that all students can succeed, Fort Hamilton High School strives to set the standard for excellence and is a citywide magnet program for the performing arts and honors academy. The school facility has experienced a renaissance: a modern science lab and state-of-the-art dance room for the Joffrey Ballet Academy. The school is replete with state-of-the-art technology including SmartBoards in every classroom, Mobile labs, and iPad labs.

Academic Highlights: Audition and Screened Programs, Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, CUNY College Now, Virtual Enterprise/ Law Program/ Job Shadowing Opportunities, Astronomy, Biological Medical Techniques, Emergency Medical Techniques (EMT), Forensics Science, VA Hospital Program

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Acappella Club, AAPI Stronger Together, Act Out, All To STEM, Albanian Club, American Red Cross Club, ANCHOR, Animal Rights, Activists Club, Anime Club, Archery, Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Astronomy Club, Badminton Club, Baseball Club, BC2M Mental Health, Be the First, Biomedical Sciences Club, Black Unity Club, Blue Volleyball Club, Board Games Club, Book Club, Calligraphy, CCAT Career and Creative Arts Training (SPRING ONLY) Cheerleading Club, Cheese Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Chinese Student Organization, Community is Key Club, Computer Science Club, Cooking Club, Cosmetology Club, Crafts Club, Creative Writing, Crochet Club, Culture Film Club, Drama Club (Thespian Society), Debate Team, Engineering Club, Equity and Social Justice Team, Fashion Magazine Club, Fencers' Club, FHNN Fort Hamilton News Network, Filmmaking Club, College Club, First Gen Club, Flag Football, Football, Foundational Institution of Business, French Club, Future Finance Club, Fundamental Skills Club, Grammar Club, Gray, Volleyball Club, Greek Club, Green Team, Helping Hands, Italian Club, JWalkers: Walking with Jesus, Japanese Language Club, Jewelry Club, JROTC, Tiger Battalion, JROTC Robotics, K Cover Choreography Club, Latinos Unidos,Lifeguard Club,Make a Difference Club, Middle Eastern and North African Club, Moot Court/Mock Trial, Muslim Student Association (MSA)Nessie Club,Philosophy Club,Photography & Video Club, Physics Club,Ping Pong Club,Podcast Club,Psychology Club,Public Speaking Club,Running Club,Scrubs Club HOSA Pathways to Medical careers,Self Defense Club,Soccer Club,Softball Club,Stigma Stains,Stocks Club,Strings Club,Surgical Club,Swim Club,Tea Ceremony Club,Tennis Club,The Pilot (School Newspaper),Ukrainian Club,Video Gaming/Esports Club,Weight Training & Fitness Club,Yearbook Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 47% 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
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 17.30%
4-Year College 49.70%
Other Postsecondary 0.10%
Unknown 32.90%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 52.80%
Female 47.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 30.10%
Black 2.60%
Hispanic 31.20%
White 35.00%
Other 1.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 10.70%
Black 4.00%
Hispanic 10.20%
White 70.20%
Other 4.90%