Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School (20K505)

5800 20 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-621-8800
Email: info@fdrhs.org
Hours: 9:42am - 4:32pm
School Website: https://www.fdrhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46710
Admissions Information: https://www.fdrhs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=511165&type=d&pREC_ID=2104120
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/20K505/HS/
Subway: F to Bay Parkway-22nd Av; N to 20th Av
Bus: B11, B6, B8, B9
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About

FDR's Pillars of Diversity, Equity, Empowerment and Persistence (DEEP) guide us in all that we do. Our vision is to provide the best education and preparation for college and career to every student who walks into our building. We do this by supporting all learners, both academically and emotionally via a focus on Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education, while providing access to a wide variety of coursework and educational experiences focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The FDR learning community celebrates the diversity within our family and works together to graduate young adults who will continue to serve the greater community. FDR High School: Brooklyn's Bridge To Your Future.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer), Pre-Engineering Program, Honors classes in all core subjects, CUNY College Now, extensive math, computer science and science AP coursework opportunities, fully-staffed college office, Naviance for college preparation, trailblazers program, SEO Scholars Program, ACE Mentoring Program, Yleana Leadership Academy. FDR focuses on college and career!, Science and Environmental Research: Design of original research; technical report writing for submission to citywide and national competitions,; gain an appreciation of the natural and urban environment; hydroponics/aquaponics; focus on careers in public policy, green industries and environmental science., Exciting and current, extensive elective and major course offerings including: Programming/robotics, 3-d printing, photography, videography, Illustrator and Photoshop, forensics, piano, marching band, and more!, Extensive support offered to English Language Learners including Transitional Bilingual Educational classes in Spanish and Mandarin, New for 2023! Medical Careers and Health Sciences: Prepare students for college and careers in medical/health sciences; focus on health of the global environment; internships at hospitals, rehabilitation centers and medical/dental offices

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, 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 Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: Chinese;Transitional Bilingual Education: 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 Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Dual Language: Chinese;Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Golf
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Step
Activities
Clubs: Anime, Art Club, ASPIRA, Band, Cheerleaders, Chess Club, Christian Club, Dance Club, Dreamer's Club, FDR Theater Company, Green Thumb Club, Green Squad, Gamer's Club, Hire Cause, Hispanic Club, Jewish Club, KPop Club, Magazine Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Movie Club, Multicultural Show, Muslim Student Association, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keepr, National Honor Society, New Dealer, Fright Club, Origami Club, Peer Mediation, Rainbow Pride, Regents Preparation, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Step, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, The Lounge, Tutoring
Programs
STEAM -Robotics/Programming(K16A)
Computer Science & Technology

Students will explore the field of robotic design using a variety of hands on activities. Students begin with an introduction to the tools used to create robotic devices. As they progress through the series of classes, computer programming becomes an essential and vital element. This culminates in a capstone design project and teaching assistant positions for students to mentor our incoming engineers. Our Robotics Academy offers opportunities for scholarships and research opportunities.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
Law and Social Justice(K16B)
Law & Government

Graduates will have attained a high level of proficiency in terms of civic knowledge, civic skills, civic mindset, and civic experiences. They will receive a Seal of Civic Readiness which shows the student’s understanding of a commitment to participatory government; civic responsibility and civic values; demonstrates to universities, colleges, and future employers that the student has completed an action project in civics or social justice; and recognizes the value of civic engagement and scholarship.

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
STEAM: Science and Environmental Research(K16C)
Environmental Science, Project-Based Learning

This is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in understanding the natural and urban environment and environmental ethics through hands-on and project-based learning. Students will develop analytical and process skills that will prepare them for college and a career in environmental science and emerging green industries. In addition, students will explore the real-world use of hydroponics and the importance of green living. This culminates in a Capstone Project for Seniors.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
STEAM-Performing Arts(K16D)
Performing Arts

Theater and music preparation program with courses in acting, movement, music theory, technical theater, and theater history. Students have the opportunity to perform in school plays, recitals, talent shows, multicultural shows, and Sing!

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 students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
STEAM-Multimedia Design(K16E)
Film/Video, Visual Art & Design

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
Medical Careers and Health Sciences(K16F)

This program will allow students to explore concepts and career paths in the Medical, Health Science fields, through hands-on and project-based learning. Students will record observations, develop questions, design and conduct experiments, collect and interpret data, and propose new ideas from their conclusions. Students will have the opportunity to use multimedia to present their research articles or findings as a Capstone Project to panels of their peers in class, science fairs, research symposiums, and competitions throughout NYC.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
Technical Theater(K16G)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design, Project-Based Learning

This is a comprehensive program that is designed to expose students to the multiple functions that go into theatrical productions. Courses include: stage design, theater business, theater management, and lighting/sound design. In addition to the annual spring musical, students may showcase their talents in SING, holiday and spring concerts.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
Studio Art Design(K16I)
Project-Based Learning, Visual Art & Design

This program encourages student creativity through self-expression in Visual Arts with a 4-year sequence of coursework and elective opportunities . Courses include Art Appreciation, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fashion, and Ceramics, with the culminating course in Advanced Placement Art: 2D. All rooms are 21st Century state of the art and are dedicated solely to arts education. Students are engaged in portfolio development upon entrance into the program. Teachers work with students on the post-secondary application process for those interested in pursuing further study in the Arts. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may be eligible to apply for a Regent's Endorsed Diploma with Advanced Designation in the Arts or a Certificate of Arts Achievement based upon the completion of their requirements.

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 only to Brooklyn students or residents
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School ASD Nest Program(K16J)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School ACES 15:1 Program(K16Y)

Zoned(K16Z)
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 Brooklyn students or residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
3,258
3,199
    Grade 12 Students
685
750
    Grade 11 Students
713
598
    Grade 10 Students
935
971
    Grade 9 Students
925
880
Graduation %
74
75
College %
53
52
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School ACES 15:1 Program (K16Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School ASD Nest Program (K16J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Law and Social Justice (K16B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Medical Careers and Health Sciences (K16F)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

214 / 82 (2.61)
17 / 18 (0.94)
Offers - Waitlist
STEAM: Science and Environmental Research (K16C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

72 / 42 (1.71)
14 / 9 (1.56)
Offers - Waitlist
STEAM-Multimedia Design (K16E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

86 / 55 (1.56)
26 / 13 (2.00)
Offers - Waitlist
STEAM-Performing Arts (K16D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

55 / 51 (1.08)
13 / 11 (1.18)
Offers - Waitlist
STEAM -Robotics/Programming (K16A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

180 / 126 (1.43)
27 / 29 (0.93)
Offers - Waitlist
Studio Art Design (K16I)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

102 / 24 (4.25)
32 / 6 (5.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Technical Theater (K16G)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

24 / 24 (1.00)
7 / 5 (1.40)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (K16Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.29%
Academic Engagement 
  60.75%
Safety 
  83.00%
Bully Prevention 
  76.50%
Inclusivity 
  88.90%
Mental Support 
  68.90%
Environment 
  72.18%
Post-School Support 
  77.78%
Teacher Responses - 91% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.00%
School Satisfaction 
  73.50%
Student Behavior 
  59.33%
Student Support 
  81.00%
School Leadership 
  66.87%
Instructional Clarity 
  72.40%
Instructional Development 
  76.71%
Post-School Support 
  92.13%
Family Responses - 16% responded
Education 
  92.13%
Teacher Support 
  83.67%
Safety 
  93.00%
School Community 
  87.44%
School Leadership 
  94.55%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  77.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  65
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  67
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  60.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  471
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  454
Postsecondary
2-Year College 18.40%
4-Year College 36.80%
Other Postsecondary 0.30%
Unknown 44.50%

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 59.30%
Female 40.70%
English Language Learners:
  28.60%
Students with IEPs:
  18.00%
Economic Need Index:
  85.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 33.00%
Black 9.00%
Hispanic 40.50%
White 15.30%
Other 2.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.40%
Black 11.90%
Hispanic 16.00%
White 47.90%
Other 7.80%
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