Nelson Mandela High School (16K765)

1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-804-6805
Email: eweiss@mandelaschoolnyc.org
Hours: 8:30am - 3:09pm
School Website: https://www.mandelaschoolnyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42388
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/16K765/HS/
Subway: A, C to Utica Av
Bus: B15, B25, B26, B43, B45, B46, B46-SBS, B65
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About

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
Programs
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.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (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.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Nelson Mandela High School ASD Nest Program(K15Y)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
133
154
    Grade 12 Students
27
43
    Grade 11 Students
36
39
    Grade 10 Students
34
36
    Grade 9 Students
36
36
Graduation %
95
89
College %
42
35
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)
Waitlist
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 
  61.43%
Academic Engagement 
  55.42%
Safety 
  67.00%
Bully Prevention 
  57.38%
Inclusivity 
  79.60%
Mental Support 
  63.20%
Environment 
  61.64%
Post-School Support 
  72.78%
Teacher Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  65.00%
School Satisfaction 
  54.50%
Student Behavior 
  57.78%
Student Support 
  74.80%
School Leadership 
  47.73%
Instructional Clarity 
  48.20%
Instructional Development 
  61.82%
Post-School Support 
  85.25%
Family Responses - 17% responded
Education 
  89.38%
Teacher Support 
  87.83%
Safety 
  100.00%
School Community 
  88.11%
School Leadership 
  94.91%
Post-School Support 
  83.50%

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. %
  80.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  28
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  15
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  51.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  374
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  402
Postsecondary
2-Year College 20.00%
4-Year College 17.50%
Unknown 62.50%

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 60.90%
Female 39.10%
English Language Learners:
  6.00%
Students with IEPs:
  33.80%
Economic Need Index:
  89.30%
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%
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