Fort Hamilton High School (20K490)

8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-748-1537
Email: NMakkar@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 7:20am - 3:40pm
School Website: https://fthhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44122
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/20K490/HS/
Bus: B16, B37, B4, X27, X37
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About

Fort Hamilton High School is the largest comprehensive urban high school in a suburban setting and is referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Bay Ridge community. Based on the philosophy that all students can succeed, Fort Hamilton High School strives to set the standard for excellence and is a citywide magnet program for the performing arts and honors academy. The school facility has experienced a renaissance: a modern science lab and state-of-the-art dance room for the Joffrey Ballet Academy. The school is replete with state-of-the-art technology including SmartBoards in every classroom, Mobile labs, and iPad labs.

Academic Highlights: Audition and Screened Programs, Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, CUNY College Now, Virtual Enterprise/ Law Program/ Job Shadowing Opportunities, Astronomy, Biological Medical Techniques, Emergency Medical Techniques (EMT), Forensics Science, VA Hospital Program

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Arabic, Chinese, Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Golf
Other Sports
Cheerleading
Activities
Acappella Club, AAPI Stronger Together, Act Out, All To STEM, Albanian Club, American Red Cross Club, ANCHOR, Animal Rights, Activists Club, Anime Club, Archery, Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Astronomy Club, Badminton Club, Baseball Club, BC2M Mental Health, Be the First, Biomedical Sciences Club, Black Unity Club, Blue Volleyball Club, Board Games Club, Book Club, Calligraphy, CCAT Career and Creative Arts Training (SPRING ONLY) Cheerleading Club, Cheese Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Chinese Student Organization, Community is Key Club, Computer Science Club, Cooking Club, Cosmetology Club, Crafts Club, Creative Writing, Crochet Club, Culture Film Club, Drama Club (Thespian Society), Debate Team, Engineering Club, Equity and Social Justice Team, Fashion Magazine Club, Fencers' Club, FHNN Fort Hamilton News Network, Filmmaking Club, College Club, First Gen Club, Flag Football, Football, Foundational Institution of Business, French Club, Future Finance Club, Fundamental Skills Club, Grammar Club, Gray, Volleyball Club, Greek Club, Green Team, Helping Hands, Italian Club, JWalkers: Walking with Jesus, Japanese Language Club, Jewelry Club, JROTC, Tiger Battalion, JROTC Robotics, K Cover Choreography Club, Latinos Unidos,Lifeguard Club,Make a Difference Club, Middle Eastern and North African Club, Moot Court/Mock Trial, Muslim Student Association (MSA)Nessie Club,Philosophy Club,Photography & Video Club, Physics Club,Ping Pong Club,Podcast Club,Psychology Club,Public Speaking Club,Running Club,Scrubs Club HOSA Pathways to Medical careers,Self Defense Club,Soccer Club,Softball Club,Stigma Stains,Stocks Club,Strings Club,Surgical Club,Swim Club,Tea Ceremony Club,Tennis Club,The Pilot (School Newspaper),Ukrainian Club,Video Gaming/Esports Club,Weight Training & Fitness Club,Yearbook Club
Programs
Honors Academy(K17H)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

A four-year academic program offering courses in humanities, mathematics, and science courses that culminate in AP coursework. Students that complete the Honors Academy coursework are eligible for the Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors distinction.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Joffrey Dance Academy(K17J)
Performing Arts

Students will be trained in the Joffrey Ballet School's technique in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, improvisation, dance history, dance composition, and pointe. Students eligible for Honors and AP classes will be programmed accordingly.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Instrumental Music(K17R)
Performing Arts

In addition to studying the required music courses, students will develop their ability to perform on a musical instrument and enhance solo and ensemble techniques.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Vocal Music(K17S)
Performing Arts

In addition to studying the required music courses, students will develop their vocal techniques and enhance solo and ensemble techniques.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Dramatic Arts Academy(K17T)
Performing Arts

A sequential course of study focusing on acting, scene study, dramatic literature, playwriting, and performance. Students will have an opportunity to perform in musicals and dramatic plays.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Zoned(K17Z)
Zoned

Comprehensive academic program.

Method:
Requirement:
Students who live within this school's zone are guaranteed an offer to this program, if they do not receive an offer to a higher choice. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
3,959
4,170
    Grade 12 Students
958
1009
    Grade 11 Students
955
1054
    Grade 10 Students
979
1080
    Grade 9 Students
1067
1027
Graduation %
86
82
College %
63
64
Dramatic Arts Academy (K17T)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

174 / 28 (6.21)
35 / 6 (5.83)
Offers - Waitlist
Honors Academy (K17H)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,215 / 90 (13.50)
75 / 20 (3.75)
Offers - Waitlist
Instrumental Music (K17R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

177 / 28 (6.32)
23 / 6 (3.83)
Offers - Waitlist
Joffrey Dance Academy (K17J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

83 / 18 (4.61)
16 / 4 (4.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Vocal Music (K17S)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

53 / 28 (1.89)
14 / 6 (2.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (K17Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.86%
Academic Engagement 
  60.25%
Safety 
  77.33%
Bully Prevention 
  64.63%
Inclusivity 
  86.80%
Mental Support 
  68.50%
Environment 
  70.27%
Post-School Support 
  80.56%
Teacher Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
  83.67%
School Satisfaction 
  89.83%
Student Behavior 
  69.78%
Student Support 
  87.33%
School Leadership 
  86.87%
Instructional Clarity 
  85.80%
Instructional Development 
  84.59%
Post-School Support 
  93.00%
Family Responses - 47% responded
Education 
  91.38%
Teacher Support 
  77.83%
Safety 
  90.67%
School Community 
  86.56%
School Leadership 
  92.18%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  89.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  67
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  73
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  71.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  510
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  497
Postsecondary
2-Year College 17.30%
4-Year College 49.70%
Other Postsecondary 0.10%
Unknown 32.90%

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 52.80%
Female 47.20%
English Language Learners:
  12.40%
Students with IEPs:
  15.60%
Economic Need Index:
  72.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 30.10%
Black 2.60%
Hispanic 31.20%
White 35.00%
Other 1.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 10.70%
Black 4.00%
Hispanic 10.20%
White 70.20%
Other 4.90%
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