Nelson Mandela High School (16K765)

1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-804-6805
Hours: 8:30am - 3:09pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: A, C to Utica Av
Bus: B15, B25, B26, B43, B45, B46, B46-SBS, B65
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The mission of the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice is to create lifelong, socially conscious leaders who use education as a powerful tool to change the world. All work within our community is guided by our core values: service, perseverance, leadership, respect, and reflection. We explore social justice themes through a challenging and engaging academic curriculum as students develop critical-thinking, analytic, and problem-solving skills. Service learning, collaborative projects, travel abroad, and internships will prepare our students for the demands of college and careers, and define their purpose and responsibility as global citizens.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Social Media, Journalism, and Social Justice(K15A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

This program introduces students to the vast history of journalism as it has evolved into a social media while examining critical issues and events locally and internationally as it applies to the African Diaspora. We aim to prepare students for careers in print and digital journalism. Students will contribute to the school newspaper and literary magazine, social media outlets, take part in literary activism, and engage in real application of journalism skills through trips to media outlets and internships.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Communication Arts(K15E)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

While introducing students to the vast history of the different presentations of media that fuel the communications industry: graphic arts, advertising, film and television, podcasting, the program examines critical issues and events locally and internationally as it applies to the African Diaspora. The program looks to prepare students for interests in fields of broadcast media and its public relations. Students will contribute to and participate in a school podcast, visual media shows/ productions trips to organizations that support the mass media industry, and participate in internships.

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) Open to New York City residents
Nelson Mandela High School ASD Nest Program(K15Y)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Communication Arts (K15E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

2 / 44 (0.05)
1 / 10 (0.10)
Offers - Waitlist
Nelson Mandela High School ASD Nest Program (K15Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Social Media, Journalism, and Social Justice (K15A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

10 / 44 (0.23)
12 / 10 (1.20)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 17% 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 20.00%
4-Year College 17.50%
Unknown 62.50%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 60.90%
Female 39.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.30%
Black 69.90%
Hispanic 17.30%
White 0.80%
Other 9.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 58.80%
Other 41.20%