Description & History
The mission of the school is to prepare every student to succeed in the college and career of their choice. Coney Island Prep is a school of firsts—it is the first public charter school in South Brooklyn, and the first public charter school to locate in a New York City Housing Authority housing development.
The school is also incredibly diverse: 38% of scholars are black or African American, 27% are Hispanic or Latino,16% are white, 2% are Asian, 8% are other, 76% of scholars live in poverty, 23% are special education scholars, 7% are English Language Learners.
After just one year, Coney Island Prep was rated the 2nd best charter school and the 3rd best middle school in all of New York City, based on the Department of Education’s annual progress report.
Students, faculty, and families alike are committed to exemplifying the school’s PRIDE values:
Professionalism: We have the highest behavioral standards for every member of our community. As an academic institution, we foster a professional environment wherein teachers and parents provide important professional role models for every student.
Respect: We are committed to an environment in which every individual is treated and treats others with the utmost respect.
Integrity: Our values guide every decision, big or small. Not only are our students, faculty, and parents expected to act with integrity at all times, but we also strive to create an environment where students explore and develop a personal sense of integrity.
Determination: We approach every goal and obstacle with a positive mindset, and with the understanding that every goal is achievable with the appropriate level of determination.
Excellence: We are dedicated to providing an environment that encourages the continual pursuit of personal excellence.