Eight Brooklyn schools have made the New York Post’s “top 40 public high schools in NYC” list.
Of those eight, three high schools in our area, Midwood, Edward R. Murrow and the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow, were included in the Post’s list, which was published Saturday.
The Post notes that, “admission to these selective schools is not based on entrance exams like the SHSAT, but mostly on middle-school grades, state exam scores, attendance and punctuality.”
In some cases, continuing 8th graders or local residents are given priority. Edward R. Murrow only admits Brooklyn residents, for example.
The Post’s list is dominated by high schools in Manhattan and Queens. Staten Island had one school that made the cut, and the Bronx had two.
The eight Brooklyn high schools selected by the Post are:
#12) Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences
1830 Shore Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
#15) Midwood High School
2839 Bedford Avenue, Midwood
#21) Millennium Brooklyn High School
237 7th Avenue, Park Slope
#24) Bedford Academy High School
1119 Bedford Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant
#30) Edward R. Murrow High School
1600 Avenue L, Midwood
#35) Benjamin Banneker Academy
71‑77 Clinton Avenue, Fort Greene
#36) All City Leadership Secondary School
321 Palmetto Street, Bushwick
#38) High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow
600 Kingston Avenue, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
High schools were ranked using the “latest available state and city data,” according to the following metrics:
Four-year-graduation rate (weight: 10%)
Percent of students scoring over 85 on Regents Integrated Algebra and Regents English Language Arts exams, including Common Core (20%)
Number of students taking Advanced Placement exams (7.5%)
Percent scoring a passing 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams (22.5%)
Number taking SAT exams (10%)
Average total SAT scores (30%)
Here’s what the Post has to say about Millennium Brooklyn High School:
Admission: Priority to Brooklyn; grades 82-100; state exams: Levels 2.7-4.5; attendance
Graduation rate: 94.7%
College ready: 71.7%
College enrollment: N/A
% Taking SAT: 79.6
Average total SAT score: 1643
# Taking AP tests: 43
AP Pass rate: 76.7%
Inclusive and welcoming, this offshoot of Manhattan’s popular Millennium High School uses classroom co-teaching to help special-needs students complete a college prep curriculum.
Community service is required at the Park Slope school.
Clubs, like mock trial and robotics, exist alongside 20-plus sports, including swimming, table tennis and ultimate Frisbee.