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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About

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
Spanish
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
Activities
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!
Programs
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.

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

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
601
594
    Grade 12 Students
149
135
    Grade 11 Students
142
156
    Grade 10 Students
143
143
    Grade 9 Students
167
160
Graduation %
95
89
College %
48
57
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)
Waitlist
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 
  70.14%
Academic Engagement 
  62.67%
Safety 
  83.78%
Bully Prevention 
  75.38%
Inclusivity 
  85.60%
Mental Support 
  70.10%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  76.56%
Teacher Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
  81.67%
School Satisfaction 
  79.00%
Student Behavior 
  64.67%
Student Support 
  82.20%
School Leadership 
  87.80%
Instructional Clarity 
  78.20%
Instructional Development 
  81.82%
Post-School Support 
  92.13%
Family Responses - 32% responded
Education 
  90.88%
Teacher Support 
  82.00%
Safety 
  94.00%
School Community 
  88.11%
School Leadership 
  96.00%
Post-School Support 
  84.00%

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. %
  95.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  57
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  60
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  96.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  457
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  466
Postsecondary
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:
  20.50%
Students with IEPs:
  18.00%
Economic Need Index:
  77.90%
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%
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