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Bayard Rustin Educational Complex

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Posted November 5, 2009

Its a shame this school has gone down this dreaded path. The reputation of the school has gone down the drain.Teachers are just as immature as the students, with a few exceptions.I decided to leave bayard my senior year.I wasn't receiving the help i needed to properly enter college.I am well off now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

My daughter is in the Math & Science program at Bayard Rustin and it is a great program. Is a shame that this school will be closing next year. My daughter visited a couple of colleges on school trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

i am a student of BREC and i loved it.Every school has bad students and BREC have them too,that doesn't make any school bad..
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

i am a student and i have learned so much in this school. Even though we have a bad rep and some problems, there are teacheres here that are so dedicated they wake you up for school. Take persona; time off to help you and form study groups and will do anything in their power to watch there kids do there best. im happy to attend this school because there is good things being offered and we are the underdogs so we have to work twice as hard witch is not a problem with me
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2008

I am a teacher at Bayard Rustin and I could not be happier being at this school. The students are amazing and my colleagues (not all but many) are so invested in the students and their success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2008

My daughter goes to Bayard Rustin Ed. Complex. She is in the International School of Business and I could not be happier! She is in the Virtual Enterprise program and has had an Apple internship and plenty of college visits. She has done so great at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

coming from brooklyn schools my son seems to like it .. its a brearth of freasg air
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

School is unorganized. Staff is not allowed to enter payroll office, copies are not available and emphasis is placed on graduating seniors while contact between administrators and new and promising students is limited.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 18, 2007

I learned from a few teachers in this school - the ones that are truly dedicated to their jobs and are usually available after school hours. But aside from them, a lot of the teachers are difficult to learn from and have to act like babysitters more often than not, because many of the students are out of control. They refuse to cooperate (i.e. using electronics in class, sleeping, talking incessantly, etc. ), and some of the teachers can't handle it without cutting into more than half of class time. Violence is another problem - fighting occurs fairly often, sometimes twice in the same day. However, teachers do seem to try their best in keeping the violence at bay. Overall, this school is not good, and if I had known how tiresome it was I wouldn't have chosen to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

There is a lack of communication between parent and leadership (principal, directors, etc.). What is needed is more leadership and guidance support for students. Lost math and science teachers in recent years. Support from parents is low. Availablity of teachers after their (contractual hours) is limited for students and parents. If parents need to meet with teachers or staff, a parent has to take time away from work to meet with staff. One curriculum fits all is ridiculous. To place the blame on teachers for students' failure does not make sense. The school must become a real college prepartory school. It is not about the numbers. Give our children what they need so they do not struggle the first year of college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

This is a somewhat ok school. Its overcrowded and there are kids who don't care about learning. The parents should get involved more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2005

I feel that this schools needs better teachers becuase few wants to come to work just for a paycheck but besides that I feel that Humanities is the safest high school in the city and it also have alot of programs, cubs, teams and etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2004

Terrible School, Violence every other day. Teachers don't really care for the students, the principal stays in the office all of the time. Kids rule the school. Also the school is over crowded.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

This school offers a lot of extracurricular activities and college courses. However, the school environment isn't the greatest for a student to mature.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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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.

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

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

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Integrated Algebra

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

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Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

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

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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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 64% 23%
Black 2 27% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
White 2 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

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Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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