Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies (21K344)

521 West Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-265-0329
Email: hrose5@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://RachelCarsonhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47155
Admissions Information: https://www.rachelcarsonhs.org/virtual-tour
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/21K344/HS/
Subway: F to Neptune Av-Van Siclen; Q to Ocean Parkway
Bus: B1, B36, B4, B68
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The mission of Rachel Carson High School is to provide every student with a student-centered and rigorous curriculum that fosters critical thinking. We seek to ensure that each student displays grit, perseverance and empathy, is prepared for college or the world of work and has a post-graduation plan, is able to productively collaborate with peers, is open to new experiences, and is environmentally conscious. We expect that when students graduate from our school that they go out into the world as analytical, compassionate, thoughtful, and productive citizens who advocate for themselves and those in need.

Academic Highlights: Syracuse University Project Advance Science Research, Advanced Placement Courses and College Now, Design Thinking Program, HE3AT STEM Program, Sustainable Urban Agriculture Program

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

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 English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Bowling, Fitness Club, Handball, Rugby, Soccer, Wrestling
Photography, Aquarium Club, GayStraight Alliance, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Game Club, Board Games Club, Filmmaking, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Robotics, Coding, and more!
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies(L01R)
Environmental Science

Marine and Environmental Sciences, Science Research, Marine Robotics-Sea Perch and MATE, and First Robotics.

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
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies D75 Inclusion Program(L01U)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies D75 Inclusion Program (L01U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies (L01R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

88 / 118 (0.75)
24 / 26 (0.92)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 32% 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 30.80%
4-Year College 38.50%
Unknown 30.70%

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 52.20%
Female 47.60%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 12.60%
Black 8.20%
Hispanic 20.10%
White 56.60%
Other 2.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 65.80%
Other 34.20%