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Fort Hamilton High School

Fort Hamilton High School is a coeducational public audition school for students in grades 8 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Fort Hamilton High School, located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is the largest comprehensive urban high school in a suburban setting and is referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Bay Ridge community. Based on the philosophy that all students can succeed, Fort Hamilton High School strives to set the standard for excellence and is a magnet program citywide for the performing arts. The school facility has experienced a renaissance: a brand new science lab modernization and state-of-the-art dance room, recital room and black box theatre. The school is replete with state-of-the-art technology including SMART Boards in every classroom, Airliners, Mobile Labs and iPad Labs.

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Academic Comprehensive Program.

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned

In addition to studying the required music courses, students will develop their vocal techniques, study music theory and enhance solo and ensemble techniques.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Audition

Students will be trained in the Joffrey Ballet School's technique in both Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Tap, Jazz, Improvisation, Dance History, Dance Composition, and Pointe.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Audition

In addition to studying the required music courses, students will develop their ability to perform on a musical instrument, study music theory and enhance solo and ensemble techniques.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Audition

A four-year program offering courses in humanities, mathematics, and science research that culminates in the option of Advanced Placement coursework.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 140

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 90-100
  • Science: 90-100
  • Social Studies: 90-100
  • English: 90-100


Buses: B16, B4, B70

Trains: R to 86th St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For Zoned Program only: priority to students who live in the zoned area

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



72% of students graduate from Fort Hamilton High School

Test Scores

1306 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 478
SAT Verbal 417
SAT Writing 411

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Greek (ancient)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 4,261
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
8 1
9 1203
10 1470
11 861
12 720
Ungraded 6

Fort Hamilton High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Fort Hamilton High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 23 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

61% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Fort Hamilton High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 34%
Hispanic/Latino 30%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 43 incidents of bullying last year at Fort Hamilton High School, which equals 0.0099 incidents per student.


Peer Tutoring, After-school Tutoring, Saturday Academy, Student Leadership Program, Targeted Credit Recovery, The Anchor: Literary Art Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trail, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, The Pilot School Newspaper, Chamber Music, Guitar Ensemble, School Yearbook, Theatrical Productions, Joffrey Ballet; Clubs: Anime, Asian, Cheerleading, Chess, Hellenic, Italian, Key, Make A Difference, Medical Science, Muslim Student Alliance, Reach Out, Robotics, Step Team, Tech Squad
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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