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Brooklyn Generation School

Public | 9-12 | 329 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2011

Horrible School. Everything about this school is terrible and needs to be fixed ASAP. Not to mention the school year starts at August 30th and ends July 8th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2011

I am entering 10th grade & all I just have to say South Shore is the worst school ever. The attempt to overcome South Shore's bad reputation is a fail - the main problem about this school is the teachers/principal/staff. The teachers will not properly prepare you for any upcoming exam, & when you fail, they blame it on you some even sit at their computers & don't help the students at all & when you address the problem to them they call you "rude" & "disrespectful" , & tell lies to the other teachers about you, to give you a bad name throughout the school. The principal will only side with the teachers. If you have a real problem, she will never listen to you, only to the teachers (even if they are only making lies). Also the principal of the school is rarely ever free for students, which puts her along with the schools problems. This school, as many know, has a large amount of security officers due to NO safety. If you ever try to speak to the officers about any problem, they will give you the worst attitude & ignore you. The final problem with this school is grades/credits. You can take many core classes & pass, but just remember South Shore won't fail you as to mess them up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2011

Brooklyn Generation school is the type of High School you go to when you have no other choice. Literally, the school has such low standards its unbelievable. Only some of the teachers you get are good, the rest will annoy you to a point of going crazy. I came to this school thinking that it will be good for me, but in the end I realized that this school was the worst decision of my life. I advise to whoever gets accepted to this school, to try every possible way to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

Brooklyn Generation is a fun school that allow us students to explore the out side world during a period of the school year (college care program). Also the class are easy to past because of the teachers we have and the small class number sizes.
—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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Algebra

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
40%
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 Students27%
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 population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant27%

Chemistry

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
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

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
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities27%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Geometry

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%

Global History and Geography

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities30%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Integrated Algebra

All Students41%
Female47%
Male38%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities21%
General population48%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Living Environment

All Students69%
Female62%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students73%
Female69%
Male75%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
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

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

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 89% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 269%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 36%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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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 352 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

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

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This school
8.2
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

 
8.3
 

City average

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

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8832%
Students23786%
Teachers27100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. LYDIA COLON BOMANI

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B47, B6, B82. Subways - 2, 5 to Brooklyn College-Flatbush Avenue; L to Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
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6565 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
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