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Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School

DBN 20K505  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To this end, we at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School provide our students with an extensive range of academic courses and extracurricular activities. The introduction of grade-level communities provides the benefit, focus, and intimacy of a small school while still maintaining the choices, options, and diversity of a large comprehensive high school.

Prgram Description
  • Students will explore the field of robotic design using a variety of hands on activities. Students begin with an introduction to the tools used to create robotic devices. As they progress through the series of classes, computer programming becomes an essential and vital element. This culminates in a capstone design project and Teaching Assistant positions for students to mentor our incoming engineers. Our Robotics Academy offers opportunities for scholarships and research opportunities.
  • This is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in understanding the natural and urban environment and environmental ethics through hands-on and project-based learning. Students will develop analytical and process skills that will prepare them for college and a career in environmental science and emerging green industries. In addition, students will explore the real-world use of hydroponics and the importance of green living. This culminates in a Capstone Project for Seniors.
  • Theatre and music preparation program with courses in acting, movement, music theory, technical theater and theater history.
  • Our mission is to prepare students for college and career opportunities in fields such as advertising, graphic arts, publishing, journalism, television, and film/theatre. Courses are centered on a learning environment comprised of state of the art facilities including Mac labs, the complete suite of Adobe Creative Suite software, 3D modeling printers, Advanced Photography Laboratories, and a Black Box Theatre. There is a capstone project where students finalize their portfolio.
  • This program will allow students to explore the natural world through hands-on and project-based learning. Students will record observations, develop questions, design and conduct experiments, collect and interpret data, and propose new ideas from their conclusions. Students will have the opportunity to use multimedia to present their research articles or findings as a Capstone Project to panels of their peers in class, science fairs, research symposiums, and competitions throughout NYC.
  • Comprehensive Academic Program.
Admissions Priority
  • Priority to students who live in the zoned area
  • Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area
  • Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Offer Rate
  • 4% of offers went to this group
    Methods Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Zoned Guarantee
    Seats 9th Grade GE 125 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants 833 802 305 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 7 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Filled Y Y Y N/A N/A N/A
    Seats 9th Grade SWD 25 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants 193 130 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 8 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Filled Y Y Y N/A N/A N/A
    Seats Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Applicants Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    App per Seat Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Location 5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11204 (40.621299, -73.982583)
    Subway F to Bay Parkway-22nd Ave; N to 20th Ave
    Website fdrhs.schoolwires.net
    Graduation Rate 62.9%
    Pct Stu Enough Variety 85.0%
    College Career Rate 50.5%
    Pct Stu Safe 85.0%
    Specialized No
    Total Students 3,177
    Attendance Rate 85.0%
    SAT Takers 0
    SAT Reading 411
    SAT Math 504
    SAT Writing 407
    Total Enrollment 3,177
    Female 44.0% (1,382)
    Male 56.5% (1,795)
    White 18.9% (600)
    Asian 38.6% (1,226)
    Black 11.7% (371)
    Hispanic 30.3% (964)
    Other 0.5% (16)
    Academic Opportunities

    iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

    Academic Honors, Business Careers, CUNY College Now, Computer Repair, Entrepreneurship

    Freshman Honors Academy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Math/Science Academy, Microsoft Office Specialist, Mentoring, Performing Arts

    Advanced Placement Courses

    AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Statistics, AP US History


    B11, B6, B8, B9

    Addtl Info1
    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs: Art, Cheerleaders, Chess, Chinese Culture, Christian, Computer Service Squad, Debate Team, Drama, Environmentalist, FDR Theatre Guild, Film, Future Business Leaders of America, Hispanic, Anime, Intel, Jewish, Key, Math Team, Mock Trial, Multicultural, Muslim Student Association, My Generation, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Origami, Peer Mediation and Negotiation, Peer Tutoring, Robotics, Yearbook

    School Sports
    • STEAM -Robotics/Programming
    • STEAMEnvironmental Studies
    • Performing Arts
    • STEAMMultimedia Design
    • STEAMScience Research
    • Zoned
    • Computer Science & Technology
    • Environmental Science
    • Performing Arts
    • Visual Art & Design
    • Science & Math
    • Zoned
    • Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
    • Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
    • Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
    • Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
    • Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
    Audition Information
      Boro K
      School 10th Seats 1
      ELL Programs English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
      Language Classes Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish
      Diploma Endorsements Math, Science
      Neighborhood Borough Park
      Shared Space
      Campus Name
      Building Code K505
      Phone Number 718-621-8800
      Fax Number 718-232-9513
      School Email
      Grades 2018 12-Sep
      Final Grades 12-Sep
      Start Time 9:30am
      End Time 4:15pm
      Psal Sports Boys Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
      Psal Sports Girls Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
      Psal Sports Coed Cricket, Golf
      Early College
      Geo Eligibility Open only to Brooklyn students/residents
      School Accessibility Description
      Codes K16A K16C K16D K16E K16F K16Z
      Seats 10 Yes-20 Yes-5 No No No Yes
      Primary Address Line 1 5800 20th Avenue
      City Brooklyn
      State Code NY
      Lat 40.621
      Lng -73.983
      Zip 11,204
      # Grade 9 842
      # Grade 10 1,094
      # Grade 11 574
      # Grade 12 667
      ELA Takers 479
      ELA Level 1 29.0% (139)
      ELA Level 2 50.3% (241)
      ELA Level 3 18.6% (89)
      ELA Level 4 2.1% (10)
      ELA Level 3+4 20.7% (99)
      Math Takers 485
      Math Level 1 34.0% (165)
      Math Level 2 40.2% (195)
      Math Level 3 17.9% (87)
      Math Level 4 7.8% (38)
      Math Level 3+4 25.8% (125)

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