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600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

(718) 771-4865
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September 05, 2012
his school is great es, send me monthly email updates about this school.on the kids which is even more of a headache if my child has to wash his gray shirt or black pants he might as well stay home or be suspended and miss a

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2012
Hello. I was one of the students in the first graduating class of this school and after reading the majority of the reviews (mostly negative) I find I am not really surprised. The School for Democracy and Leadership or SDL as we used to call it is a school with lofty ideals and great teachers but is ultimately a terrible place for those who actually aspire to be greater than the standard. For one thing, being a community high school, SDL is often ridden with wild, uncouth students who are more interested in fighting and having a good time than actually learning. Resources are scarce and disheveled while the staff is more interested in churning out good graduation rates rather than fostering and nurturing talent as well as a desire to become outstanding human beings and citizens. It is despicable that many working class folks who want their kids to be better and do better than themselves have to settle for such crap and it breaks my heart to see so many potentially amazing kids be placed in what can only be described as an endless drain of mediocrity. For those of you who underestimate me, know this: I graduated in the top five while here. I was and am ecstatic at my leaving!

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2010
this school is terrible they have imposed a uniform policy on the kids which is even more of a headache if my child has to wash his gray shirt or black pants he might as well stay home or be suspended and miss a whole day of his education. The school is seriously not funded well and the staff their care more about controlling these kids than actually helping them prepare for the future. The school also does not provide satisfactory parent to teacher meetings to keep parents updated on how their children are doing from day to day i would not recommend this school to anyone.!

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June 10, 2009
The administration seems to have a few good ideas that they are trying to implement but the school is in no way challenging the students. Many here perform under par and may have difficulty competing with our the students for admission in colleges, not that there isn't already competition enough when you're and excellent student, let alone one who is not at grade level.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2009
I attended SDL in Junior H.S and all i can say is there is none in Brooklyn better! We as students got a chance to speak up and be active in a positive way, we got a chance to take part in planning what we wanted to learn and help from amazing teachers [not just as teachers but as people]. No student could ask for a more relaxed and fun learning environment.

- submitted by a student
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September 26, 2008
This school is terrible and the teachers are very rude and arragont. I'm a Junior and I've transfered to another school.

- submitted by a student

July 28, 2008
i am a student at sdl and i love that school because it gives u a chance to speak ur mind and thats why i love it.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2008
My child attended S.D.L and she loved it as much as I did...Keep up the good wrk S.D.L and I recommend the school to many students.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2007
The teachers in this school are very positive even though some of the students can be a handful. The school is fairly new and so the dust has yet to settle but the faculty seems to have a lot of good ideas and good dreams. The principal seems very much on top of things and always has words of encouragement. There are a variety of afterschool programs with this particular school, which is always good and there is even medical assistance on hand and not just an apirin. There is a medical office with two Practioners and a staff who are under the umbrella of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. I guess what I am trying to say is, despite a few unrulies and a some fairly green teachers, the faculty and staff seem to care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
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School For Democracy And Leadership
600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11203
(718) 771-4865
Last modified School For Democracy And Leadership is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
School For Democracy And Leadership Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top