High School for Civil Rights (19K504)

400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-688-7960
Email: stomlin@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:15pm
School Website: http://civilrightshs.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48192
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/19K504/HS/
Subway: 3 to Pennsylvania Av; L to Livonia Av
Bus: B14, B15, B20, B83
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This is a dynamic institution that provides high-quality programs that emphasize Civil Rights issues and Law. We prepare students for careers in law and legal field, social sciences, and public policy and advocacy. Students develop skills in lyrical composition, writing, legal research, simulated court proceedings, and paralegal studies. Students compete in Moot Court competitions, and serve as judges, attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in the Academy's Youth Court. A courtroom is available for mock trials and law-related classes. Whether your plans are to enroll in a four-year university or a law enforcement or legal training program, the High School for Civil Rights provides students with the academic background and workplace exposure needed for success. AP courses, College Now, Student Service Programs, Public Speaking, NAACP, Honor Roll Society, Drivers Ed and Notary Public License training, PSAL sports are also offered.

Academic Highlights: Advance Literacy in all Classrooms, College Partnerships, Internships, jobs, Drivers Ed and Career opportunities, NAACP Student Advocacy and Civic Leadership Programs, Nurturing Learning Environment

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

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 Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
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
Other Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Football, Martial Arts, Step, Swimming, Track and Field, Yoga
Law Club, NAACP membership, Drivers Ed, Notary Public License training, Moot Court, Debate Team, College Access, My Brother Keeper and My Sister Keeper memberships, Civics for All, Equal Justice Initiatives, Justice Resource Center Partnership, Urban Justice Center membership.
Law and Government(K63X)
Law & Government

This program is designed to provide an in-depth look at the American Political System, along with an overview of the American legal system. Students are encouraged to participate in discussion and debate and examine legal documents, political culture and ideology, the role of the media, criminal and civil law, along with many other interesting and relevant topics. Further, students will be exposed to the operation of state and local government with the object of making them more responsible participants in the political process. Students will participate in Mock trials and Moot court competitions around the city.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Social Justice and Civic Leadership (K64S)
Law & Government

This program is designed to introduce students to social justice issues and assist them in discovering their ability to create positive change in their own world and community. Students will critically analyze various social movements that happens globally and locally. Students will also explore and discuss how civic engagement influence human understanding, relationships, and behavior for centuries. Students will understand how individuals operate within community contexts created through interactions and relationships structured by sociability, belonging, and responsibility.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Open 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
Graduation %
College %
Law and Government (K63X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

23 / 44 (0.52)
4 / 10 (0.40)
Offers - Waitlist
Social Justice and Civic Leadership (K64S)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

9 / 44 (0.20)
1 / 10 (0.10)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 79% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 88% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 36% 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:

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. %
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 18.40%
4-Year College 26.50%
Unknown 55.10%

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 47.10%
Female 52.90%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Black 57.10%
Hispanic 32.10%
White 1.40%
Other 9.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 62.50%
Other 37.50%