High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus (17K539)

911 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-564-2551
Email: pcraig@hsslnyc.org
Hours: 08:05am - 02:20pm
Principal: Denese Farkas
School Website: https://www.hsslnyc.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46980
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/17K539/HS/
Subway: B, Q to Church Av
Bus: B103, B12, B16, B35, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4
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The High School for Service Learning is a small school that prioritizes a tailored approach to education, promoting our students’ personal, professional, and academic growth. We empower students to be both college and career ready well-equipped to enter the workforce or pursue higher education, with a strong foundation of practical experience and academic achievement. Students have the unique opportunity to earn over a year's worth of college credits while still in high school through our partnerships with Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College and Syracuse University. To prepare students for the workforce, our school is a FutureReady NYC and CareerReady Modern Youth Apprenticeship school offering job readiness training in Business, Finance, Technology and Healthcare. For students who express interest in other careers, we provide external resources in these fields as well. Through these programs students acquire 21st century employability skills including financial literacy, earn paid work-based learning opportunities, and engage in 1-1 advising allowing students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. 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: FutureReadyNYC: Healthcare (Pre-Nursing), Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer 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 United States History, Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Swimming
TEALS Microsoft Computer Science club, Girls INC., Gentleman's Factory Innovation Lab, Student Government Association, Peer Mediation, Trident Swim Club, Dance Club
High School for Service & Learning(K30X)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students are working towards service learning hours that will result in a service learning endorsed diploma. Students have choices in internships that anchor to career path interests.

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 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
16 / 34
<5 / 18
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
272 (40) / 108
245 / 108
High School for Service & Learning (K30X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

28 / 88 (0.32)
12 / 20 (0.60)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 14% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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 28.10%
4-Year College 23.50%
Unknown 48.40%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 64.80%
Female 35.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.40%
Black 65.60%
Hispanic 23.30%
White 3.50%
Other 3.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 35.30%
White 41.20%
Other 23.50%