The success of our schools is determined by the success of our scholars. We look at our results holistically: everything from academic outcomes to character matters.


Coney Island is a world-famous tourist destination, but behind the bright lights is a community striving to succeed. With one of the highest unemployment and poverty rates in the city, the value of an excellent education is all the more critical.

At Coney Island Prep, we’re driven by our mission to ensure every scholar is prepared to succeed in the college or career of his or her choice. Eleven years in, we are making great strides toward this goal.

  • College

    Every graduate of Coney Island Prep earned college acceptance letters, and our alumni are persevering through college at rates that are double the national average. Graduates attend selective schools like UVA, Georgetown, Howard, NYU, and many SUNY and CUNY schools.

  • Prepared

    Our most recently tested 8th grade class grew 40% in ELA proficiency and 20% in math since their 5th grade year.

  • Excellence

    Those who joined Coney Island Prep in Kindergarten outperformed their peers in most NYC charter and district schools in ELA by the time they reached 3rd grade.

Community Impact

2018 Impact and Performance, K-8 Schools in District 21

Impact is based on how the school’s results compared to its comparison group of similar students based on such factors as incoming test scores, disability status, and economic need. Performance is based on the school’s results compared to the citywide average without any adjustments based on incoming student factors.

Community Impact Graph
  • Diversity

    Coney Island Prep is a diverse school, made up of students coming from families speaking over two dozen languages and from every continent (except Antarctica and Australia!).

  • Need

    Approximately 86% of our scholars are eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Lunches, though we provide breakfast and lunch to all students for free regardless of need.

  • Race

    Across our three schools, 43% of scholars identify as Black, 30% Latino, 16% White, 10% Asian, and 1% Multi-Racial.

Demand & High Student Retention

In the most recent enrollment period, we had five students enter our lottery for every seat we had available.

We are also proud to have high retention rates among our students — 4% of our students left our school during the 2018-19 school year, mostly due to families moving. Most were then replaced by students on our long waitlists, leaving us with a net attrition rate of just 2%.

  • Special Needs

    22% of our scholars have special needs, which is a higher proportion than our Community School District in South Brooklyn, and 14% are English Language Learners, which we expect will increase in the coming years.