1701 Parent Reviews for Brooklyn Technical High School
I attended BTHS from 2005-2009 and I definitely do not regret choosing Tech. It's the place where you want to send your kid if you want them to both learn both academics and street smarts. To me, it was a great school with some quirky characteristics and great teachers. For example, the cafeteria is
... Read more on the 7th floor, so students have to walk up there everyday for lunch. I didn't appreciate that until I entered college, didn't change my diet, but still gained 10% of my overall weight because I was taking the elevator everyday instead of walking up stairs. I never had a bad teacher at Tech. All of mine were pretty good. Some were easy-going and some were tough, but they all taught well. I learned a lot from them. No one babies you. I never had a grade I thought was truly unfair. There's no class that's a free 90+. Even gym class requires effort. Yes, it is possible to fail gym class... It should be up to the student to push themselves to work harder. You need to earn those grades! It's true that large class sizes can be difficult to deal with, but you know, a college chemistry class can have over 200 students alone. Think of it as prepping them for college. Read less
Posted by a student on 11/08/13
I attended BTHS 34 years ago; my son attends now. It was a rigorous schedule then as it is now and was concerned how my son would adapt to it. It is taking some time for him, coming from a small elementary and middle school where teachers were very informal. Regardless of the rigor he is loving it and
... Read more I am confident he wil succeed. From my personal experience BTHS continues to be an elite NYC public HS. It has trained me through school and work and helped me persevere when challenged in college or in my profession. It continues to be there for me through a strong alumni assocition. Hopefully I can give back to BTHS as much as I have received. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/07/13
Attended Tech when there were 6000 students. Same great school now with the student population again growing towards that number thanks to a great principal and great teachers. If you can pass the entrance exam, you should be attending Tech! I played sports and did many other activities while at Tech!
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Posted by a other on 07/22/12
Among the greatest public high schools in America. A model for teaching Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
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Posted by a other on 06/06/12
I agree with the comments by this parent. My son attends this school, and have absolutely very little interpersonal relationships or outside activities. The school is huge and enrollment is increasing every year. The class size is strictly on book learning and extremely overwhelm with the workload.
... Read more There is no way to maintain a decent average and unless you are a A+ student, you can forget about getting into a decent college. The competition is extremely fierce. My son regrets going to this school and I feel the same way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/24/12
This school is way too big so forget about personal attention, tho the school tries to address these issues, but so many can get lost in the shuffle. The DOE needs to stop increasing the class size every year. Unless you are a solid 92 and above with good boards forget about getting into a decent college.
... Read more The competition for those colleges is really tough esp coming out of Tech. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/20/12
I am currently attending Brooklyn Technical High School and I advise parents to encourage your children to attend it if they are accepted. I'll admit, it was hard to get used to at first coming from a 600 student middle school to a high school with more than double that just in its freshman class, but
... Read more it's so worth it. I love Tech and, although some of the teachers are tough and there is some bias towards certain groups of people depending on the teacher, the experience there is great. I'm so happy that I chose to go. If you do end up going, don't beat yourself up if your average goes down; it's a much different (and tougher) learning environment. In middle school, I had a 98 average and, right now, I'm sticking at a 94. However, in the coming years, I (just as you will) will be able to attend AP classes that will substantially help your average if you do well in them (A 100 in an AP class counts as a 110 towards your average). Once again, I highly encourage people who make it in to Tech, to attend it because it's a truly genuine high school experience. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/25/12
I"m the parent of an 8th grader who will be attending high school in September. He has bee accepted to Brooklyn Tech and the honors program at Fort Hamilton HS. While Brooklyn Tech is a great school, he's a little concerned about the work load and the enginneering courses. He's not sure what he wants
... Read more to major in and realized he must choose a major during his junior year at Brooklyn Tech. As a parent, I would like him to have a well rounded HS experience. While my main concern is that he receive a good education and goes to a safe school, I wouldn't want him to feel overwhelmed with so much school work. Do any of the students on this site feel you don't have much time for a social life? Must you work extremely hard to keep a good average? Please advice! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/08/12
strong class ,safty school and excellent teacher depend on your student work hard or not. I really trust special High school .
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Posted by a parent on 10/19/11
Great school that prepared students for the future! Have an interest? BTHS have a program/class that matches!
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Brooklyn schools — Brooklyn Technical High School is located at 29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn NY 11217. 29 Fort Greene Pl is in the 11217 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for Brooklyn Technical High School is the New York City Public Schools. Brooklyn Technical High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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