Leon Goldstein High School for the Sciences is ranked as the best high school in Brooklyn by the newly unveiled U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Goldstein’s science and math-based education, along with their healthy dose or arts and extracurricular activities not only earned them a spot as Brooklyn’s best, but they’re also New York City’s's 11th best high school and, statewide, they rank 34th.
“Our goal is to prepare students for academic excellence in college — and to create caring and productive citizens,” principal Joseph Zaza told the New York Daily News.
Goldstein, located at 1830 Shore Boulevard, is considered an A-rated school that boasts a 96 percent graduation rate, with graduates bee-lining for Ivy League universities such as Cornell and Princeton. And, to see just how far the school’s alumni go, look no further than our masthead: Ned Berke graduated from Goldstein.
The focus on science has resulted in a high-tech computer lab on every floor and specialized labs for chemistry, biology and physics.
That’s not to say that the arts are underrated at the school. There are film, photography and many other types of humanities classes and clubs available.
Further, the 1,600 students may utilize next door neighbor Kingsborough Community College’s libraries, galleries and other facilities. They can also take classes that contribute to their college transcripts while still in high school.
“Whatever you want to do, you can do it at Goldstein,” said Miranda Young, a senior.