FDNY - Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (19K502)

400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-688-7930
Email: janders@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
Principal: James Anderson
School Website: https://www.joinfdny.com/youth/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41918
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/19K502/HS/
Subway: 3 to Pennsylvania Av; L to Livonia Av
Bus: B14, B15, B20, B83
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About

FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (FDNY High School) is a joint program between the Fire Department and the Department of Education. Many graduates from FDNY Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety go on to gain employment at the Fire Department. The curriculum offers students an opportunity to enroll in FDNY Electives including EMS 101 (for Juniors) and FDNY Prep (for Seniors). FDNY Administrators, Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMTs serve as Instructors for these programs and provide both academic and hands on instruction. The school also offers all the college preparatory classes and structures within the career planning as well.

Academic Highlights: Introduces the occupational benefits of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), New York State EMS Certification Exam, Biology, Life-Saving skills, Human Anatomy, Fire Science, extinguishing agents and their chemical make-up, Students learn official procedures for becoming a NYC firefighter

Other Features: Community School, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Swimming, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Stunt
Programs
FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety(K62X)
Health Professions

The program will lead to EMT certifications and employment with the FDNY after graduation.

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) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
219
239
    Grade 12 Students
54
31
    Grade 11 Students
53
67
    Grade 10 Students
50
61
    Grade 9 Students
62
80
Avg. Class Size
18.2
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 32
<5 / 10
Graduation %
91%
74%
College %
17%
26%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
338 (67) / 108
0
305 / 108
75
FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (K62X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

42 / 88 (0.48)
25 / 20 (1.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.43%
Academic Engagement 
  73.83%
Safety 
  78.44%
Bully Prevention 
  73.25%
Inclusivity 
  87.10%
Mental Support 
  78.90%
Environment 
  75.91%
Post-School Support 
  84.78%
Teacher Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
  87.00%
School Satisfaction 
  87.00%
Student Behavior 
  66.11%
Student Support 
  88.93%
School Leadership 
  85.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  87.20%
Instructional Development 
  86.47%
Post-School Support 
  97.13%
Family Responses - 24% responded
Education 
  92.63%
Teacher Support 
  93.67%
Safety 
  99.33%
School Community 
  97.56%
School Leadership 
  99.45%
Post-School Support 
  96.00%

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. %
  91.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  52
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  30
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  26.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  356
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  388
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.30%
4-Year College 13.30%
Unknown 73.40%

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 76.70%
Female 23.30%
English Language Learners:
  8.70%
Students with IEPs:
  42.50%
Economic Need Index: 
  85.30%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 58.00%
Hispanic 31.50%
White 2.70%
Other 6.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 60.90%
Other 39.10%
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