Brooklyn Latin Named Top High School in New York

The Daily News  reports that Brooklyn Latin has been named  as  #21 in the nation and #1 in New York, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s high school rankings, released on  April 23, 2014. The school sends 100% of its graduates on to college, and all students at the school take four years of Latin.

As pointed out by CAAS Archivist Jerry Heverly, who brought this item to our attention, what the article fails to mention is that two-thirds of the students live below the federal poverty line, and the majority are Hispanic or African-American.  More proof of the power  of Latin!