Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, NY - Niche

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    1,355 3.8
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Brooklyn Technical High School is a public coed school in Brooklyn, New York. It has 5,457 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 99% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 1,355 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

29 Ft Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 804-6400

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 1,355 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I enjoyed the friends that I met and the people that I had the ability to see grow as the years passed. The school is unique in both its diversity in terms of people and the different courses available for students to take. I wouldn't choose to do it all over again because of major health issues that I had while attending this school, in addition to the toll that the work from classes did to me as a result of stress.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers are thoroughly evaluated prior to hiring. From what I've had the privilege of taking as classes, such as Engineering or Human Geography, I've met teachers who are beyond friendly. They ensure that you feel as if you have a place to go to when you need help with things, whether it be related to school or home. The teaching styles are different but are always engaging, and they are genuinely interested in the well being of all attending students. Most teachers display what they expect from students and how their grading system works.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: It's okay. Nothing very special. Not much to say...
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Health & Safety: My school takes safety measures that ensure protection with the use of security officer, locked exits, hallway sweeps, and ID requirements. Since the drug use is low there are not many drug sweeps which goes to show that they know what goes on among the students. There are infirmaries around the school since it is large and having more than one is a safety precaution if an accident were to occur. So far I've never felt unsafe around my school or its environment because generally there is no danger to be afraid of.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: One of the best characteristics of this school is their wide selection of programs and clubs. There is NHS, BETA, and Key club which are nationally known around schools. Also there are many clubs that also count as community service and is great for those who don't know where to volunteer. In addition there are clubs and programs such as the Weston Research Scholars Program related to STEM that can look appealing on college applications that I appreciate. Other clubs are offered to students who want to enjoy a little of what they love such as CSI club, Step Team, Food Research club, etc.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Edward R. Murrow High School 5 mi. 4,017
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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 41%
Male 58%

Student Diversity

Brooklyn Technical High School United States New York Edward R. Murrow High School Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Midwood High School at Brooklyn College New Utrecht High School Stuyvesant High School
Asian 60.0% 4.8% 9.1% 26.0% 41.0% 33.0% 37.0% 73.0%
White 20.0% 51.0% 47.8% 28.0% 19.0% 22.0% 28.0% 21.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 16.7% 22.0% 11.0% 31.0% 4.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 24.3% 20.0% 28.0% 12.0% 28.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.5% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 25.9%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 23.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 187 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 170 responses

  • 20% They offer many honor and AP classes
  • 18% They have a variety of majors to choose from
  • 17% There are a lot of great people
  • 13% College preparation
  • 11% The teachers are always willingly to work with you
  • 3% The tough atmosphere
  • 3% Fort Greene Park
  • 2% Not much
  • 2% Bio-Med
  • 2% Law and society!
  • 2% Social science research
  • 1% Losing virginity is easy... elevators.
  • 1% Highly motivated classmates (inspiring)
  • 1% Elective courses are offered
  • 0% Electrical Engineering and Pigis
  • 0% Media Communications
  • 0% Bio Sci
  • 0% Chem office
  • 0% Chem major
  • 0% Gateway

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 124 responses

  • 21% Bathrooms never have any toilet paper
  • 17% Elevators keep breaking down
  • 11% The workload is daunting
  • 10% They force you into taking classes you didn't want
  • 10% Teachers can't teach.
  • 9% Elevators had too many people in them
  • 6% The size
  • 5% No air conditioners
  • 5% All of the Above
  • 5% Students can't transfer majors
  • 1% Dress code policy too strict
  • 1% Deans are too overbearing

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 173 responses

  • 58% It offers majors!
  • 14% Its a well known specialized school in NYC
  • 13% Diversity - Interesting and intelligent students
  • 4% It offers over 150 after-school activities
  • 3% Juanita
  • 3% Many AP and elective courses available
  • 1% Everything wonderful about it is a lie
  • 1% They offer college credit and ap courses
  • 1% They allow the students to use their potential
  • 1% The students care about their grades
  • 1% Offers majors,has a lot of AP,offers LOTS of clubs
  • 1% The school population exceeds 5,000 kids

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 171 responses

  • 32% Broken Tech
  • 12% Juanita...
  • 11% Educational
  • 9% Something else
  • 9% Unpredictable
  • 8% Best Tech
  • 5% Friends
  • 5% Tough
  • 5% Viva Juanita
  • 4% Cosmopolitan
  • 1% Techie

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 117 responses

  • 19% Try to meet new people.
  • 16% Figure out how to navigate the building!
  • 15% Always ask for help when you need it
  • 10% Get a good GPA freshman year to get into a major
  • 10% Work hard with no regrets.
  • 8% Being self assured & independent
  • 5% Keep a light bookbag.
  • 3% Apply to bio-med before school starts
  • 1% Work hard with no regrets + get a calendar/planner
  • 1% Do not slack off because it is hard to catch up!
  • 1% Work hard to get the grades you deserve/ have fun
  • 1% Participate in class!
  • 1% Take the elevator
  • 1% Work hard but not too hard
  • 1% Keep an open mind

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 152 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.