What Are the Top High Schools in Brooklyn?


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As of 2015, Brooklyn Technical High School is among the top schools in New York, and Brooklyn Latin School ranks among the top 50 nationwide. Other top Brooklyn high schools include Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences and High School of Telecommunications Arts and Technology.

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What Are the Top High Schools in Brooklyn?
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Brooklyn Latin School has a graduation rate of 99 percent, an average SAT score of 1740 and an 86 percent enrollment rate into post-secondary schools. Among the traditional studies of mathematics, science, history and English is a four-year Latin requirement, as well as mandatory participation in Socratic Seminars and Declamation. The challenging curriculum focuses on developing strong written, oratory and public-speaking skills. Students are required to submit a college-level research essay, and top-performers are recruited to work in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

Brooklyn Technical High School has a 96 percent graduation rate, and 95 percent of graduates enroll in post-secondary schools. The average SAT score is 1833. It is the largest high school in any of the five New York City boroughs. The curriculum focuses on engineering, science, mathematics and technology. Students choose a major toward the end of the sophomore level, and additional classes within the chosen discipline are added to the requirement during junior and senior years.

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