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Clara Barton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1605 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

Clara Barton I could picture it now. I researched the high school I wanted to attend. I heard about this school because it was close to my zone but I also found out that you can choose a school that can help you learn about you want to become professionally. I remember growing up I always told my dad I wanted to be doctor. So I said that all the way through however I started thinking about being a nurse. I said that would do me fine. Clara Barton built on the image of a nurse and I fet that was the best choice. Although I made my decision throughout the years I began learning about the other health fields that I never knew. Such as Dental Assistants, Medical Assitants, Dental Technicians, other than LPN there was also a business program. I remember when I met one of the students from the Dental Program she made me fascinated about all the things she did. I also did not realize that this skill was going to help me land a job. I graduated from Clara Barton as a certified Dental Assistant and and I am studying Densitry. If you apply yourself and explore what this school offers. You too might be on the verge of a great career. So explore Clara Barton.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2013

Clara Barton has gotten worst over the years. I am a freshman there and I hate it.. I Hate It Soooo Much and I want to transfer but I can't. I feel like this school is driving me insane.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2010

Clara Barton HS has great teachers. They do take the time to make sure the student is understanding the different programs being offered in the school, which include nursing, dental, social service and business. I would tell any student who has any interest in participating in nursing to please attend clara barton. The teacher's in all the programs are great and guide their students. Better than that they keep them motivated.


Posted June 7, 2010

As a student i can honestly say this school is horrable the staff does not make u feel welcomed or wanted at all....even if u try your hardest to pass a class they still fail you...i think it's all about favorites in that school, plus more and more fights break out each day the people come to school 1/2 nakid gateway program is just there to mess up the students avrage and the princble dosent care about the students he only cares about saving his preciuos clara barton. I would not recomend this school the classes are overcroded ( 38 in a class) you can hardly move in the hallways the school has a week foundation and if you enjoy your child getting horrable grades dont matter how hard they try then this is the school 4 u
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2010

Clara Barton is very good high school. Clara Barton is to prepare students with an interest in the health profession for college and/or an entry-level position in a heath career. The programs include Gateway Honors, and health professions majors ( LPN. MA, NA, DA, DL, and Vision Tech
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2009

To those who criticize Clara Barton, I believe it's because they haven't been doing what they're supposed to. As a former student, I must say that many of my teachers were caring. This is not to say all of them are, but many were. The music program, specifically band taught by Mr. Stephen Neverson performs an amazing show every year. There are many teams offered to satisfy many interests. Gateway is a great program for those who want to become doctors. It's academically challenging because of the mandatory minimum 85 GPA. It prepares you well for college and Maurice Pahalan tries to give as many opportunities as possible to his students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

The teachers are nice and care about us.Dr.Forman is trying his very best to make the school better for us.Its also gives us boost in the working field since we start workin on majors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

im a graduating senior of the class of 2009. clara barton if a good. they allow to take class in fields u might want to do and take college now class to get a head start. clara barton is a good school in its own way. there are very good teachers there, if the kids would just listen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

Clara Barton is not the best High school but it's certainly not the worst. yes there's drama the occasional fights but what school doesn't? I happen to be a graduating class of 2010 & i had fun. If you want more direction for college you should join Gateway. Gateway helps you stay on you A game. On of the rules on staying you must maintain a 80-85+ average. It also helps you build you college resume too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

This school is one of the worst school you can every choose to send your child to. Speaking as a former student of Clara Barton HS the teachers here don't give a hoot about you and neither does the principal, the secruity in that school is outrageous I say this because they allow you 3 mins to get to class and if you are not able to you get swept and handed a referal even if you are on the 1 floor or even the basement and half to walk up all those stairs plus go on the other side of the building they don't care and they only want to make money off of the students there if you lose something you have to pay.I am a former student and I didn't even finish my 4 years i switch to another school this term don't believe the hype of CBHS
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

This school is okay. If you want to go onto the nursing program do not enter into gateway. Overall the school is okay its not the worst and its the the best. The security could be quite outrageous at time if your not in your class in the 3 minutes your swept. Goin through scanning in the moring coould be also outrageous. The prinicipal involement is very low but its a good school for nursing. There isnt much extracurrical activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2007

I think this school delivers the highest quality education a public school has to offer, I would also recommend this school for any student who has an interest in the medical field. My daughter attends Clara Barton and commutes from Queens, I can contact any member of staff at any time. Great music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

Attending Clara Barton was one of the best choices that I made in my educational career. The teachers are caring and attentive and the school offers programs and incentives that cater to and encourage students to be their best. I graduated from this school in 1997 with great knowledge, experiences and friends. Barton continues to be a wonderful school for students pursing any degree. My younger sister attending Barton and left with the same feeling that I have. It truly is a wonderful High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2006

I find that the over-all, the school is pretty decent. My daughter is currently enrolled in the school's Gateway program which is geared to prepare the students for a career in medicine. Not nursing(which there is absolutely nothing wrong with). The program has set high academic standards where the student is required to maintain an 85 average. That's one thing that bothers me, these young people are smart, I think if you ask less of the students, you get less. They should have their goals set just a little higher. The higher the mark, the more they will stretch. Those minds need to be strertched so they can dream more and strive to attain a higher prize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

the acedemic programs are excellent, practical nursing classes are well organized, gives the children a great exposure to the health field. It causes the students to become more disciplined, efficent, and organized.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2005

Great school to attend good teachers and programs.Not too many fights.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 21, 2005

Clara Barton High School is a very extroadinary school pertaining in the field of health it provides excellent curricular activities. This high school is infact one of the most famous schools of health professions and is a very active school in learning. Your child will enter this school not knowing a thing and will leave with enough informattion to last a life time.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
15%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students20%
Female19%
Male26%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant20%

Chemistry

All Students39%
Female35%
Male50%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities36%
General population52%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

English

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
General population81%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Geometry

All Students35%
Female33%
Male46%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities8%
General population38%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Global History and Geography

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities20%
General population61%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Integrated Algebra

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities21%
General population56%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Living Environment

All Students62%
Female59%
Male74%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities27%
General population63%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Physics

All Students21%
Female22%
Male18%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant21%

U.S. History and Government

All Students75%
Female74%
Male79%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
General population78%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 91% 19%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 29%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20013%
Students124281%
Teachers7585%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • DR. RICHARD A. FORMAN

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B41, B43, B45, B49. Subways - S to Botanic Garden; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Av - Botanic Garden
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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