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Cobble Hill School of American Studies

Public | 9-12 | 652 students

Pre-Law Program and college preparatory curriculum/AVID/ overnight school trips

 
 
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Posted November 7, 2013

I am a sophomore at this school and will graduate in 2016, many people think the school is rather unpleasant, but you can never really know until you enroll. Cobble Hill High School is a really good high school. The staff do really well at allowing students to ask questions and come at different times for extra help. The teachers teach at an average pace and are willing to give you Le-way on assignments for a good reason. The school is really clean, despite the daily trash that custodians clean every night. The school is really well rounded, but sometimes i wish they offered more foreign language classes and more AP classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2013

Great School in a good community. Come check us out -- we are rapidly becoming a school of choice as our student outcomes begin to rival some better known schools in Brooklyn with screened programs.


Posted April 10, 2010

I hate this skewl wiff all mah might. i am waring all freshmens do not go to this skewl. i am a freshman n this skewl and is transfering out. the teachers are okaii but this skewl is academical slow. Ive been in the scholars class since 5th grade and everything they teach i know ! the gym is very small. all you do is run around a circle and thts it. theres hardly no extra classes. and the people there are just not the people you want to see for 4 yrs. trust me you do not want to go to this skewl. plus u knt bring your cell phone or ipods nothing. plus if u bringing lunch or breakfast you knt open the drink til you get there cus they will throw it out ! this skewl is jus ugh !
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

I like Cobble Hill HS and so does my daughter. A per son will get out of the school what they put in. Students that fail to apply themselves will fail to achieve. The teachers are great, and the Principal is easy to talk to and return phone calls himself not through his secretary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

this school did not challenge nor did the teachers push me to succeed
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

This school did not adequately prepare me for the realities of the world of college education. What happened to the physics and advanced mathematics courses? This system is about fulfilling a quota at this school, and therefor implementing a cycle where students who are doing good are ignored. What on earth am I going to do with a history degree? Upon attending college I chose a major that focused more on the maths, and sciences but Cobble Hill just wanted to run a business and fulfill a quota so all I knew was american history. Where was the challenge to achieve? Where was the initiative for the students to learn worth while subjects? The system is manipulated and screwed up, and guess what ends up happening to students who go through this system? The students enter the real world, jobs and college only to be decimated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2008

this school is a good school since the neighborhood is picking up alot
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

The school has good and bad qualities. There are not enough extracurricular activites i find, and there are few teachers. I dont feel as if the school prepared my son for college, instead it was about keeping the kids there. Compared to the other programs that he had attended this school lacked organization and discipine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school does not meet the level or quality of work/assignments that I believe is necessary for the thorough preparation required for the transition to higher education. I am very disappointed in this school and the substandards of some of these teachers. I can't wait for my sibling to graduate and begin to embark on a real education.


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
19%
Earth Science

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Global History and Geography

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Integrated Algebra

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%
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 Students7%
Female5%
Male11%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant7%

Chemistry

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant10%

Earth Science

All Students19%
Female22%
Male17%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities4%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

English

All Students60%
Female64%
Male54%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities27%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Geometry

All Students20%
Female19%
Male22%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities6%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities28%
General population56%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Living Environment

All Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities16%
General population43%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Female51%
Male56%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 "B" 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 2 71% 19%
Hispanic 1 21% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation CUNY
SUNY
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Italian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Step team
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

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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Based on 511 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

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

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20937%
Students26446%
Teachers3890%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 2:55 am
School Leader's name
  • Annamaria Mule
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Internships
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Pre-law

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Busses - B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65. Subways - F, G to Bergen St; 2, 3 to Hoyt St; A, C to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Justice Resource Center
  • Partnership with Children
  • Leadership Program
  • Opening Act
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Fashion Club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Moot Court
  • National Honor Society
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Apply

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CUNY
SUNY
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
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347 Baltic St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 403-9544

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