Canarsie High School

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Canarsie High School
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1600 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

United States
Coordinates 40°38′26″N 73°53′53″W / 40.64056°N 73.89806°W / 40.64056; -73.89806Coordinates: 40°38′26″N 73°53′53″W / 40.64056°N 73.89806°W / 40.64056; -73.89806
Type Public
School district New York City Geographic District #18
Principal Angelo Marrah
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 2,885[1] (2007–08)
Team name The Chiefs

Canarsie High School is a public high school in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie in New York City.


In 2007, it was announced Canarsie would close because it "was in such disarray that the only way to fix it would be to shut it down, replacing it with several smaller schools on the same campus."[2]

Student demographics[edit]

84.51% Black or African American, 11.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.07% White non-Hispanic, 1.66% Asian and 0.28% Native American. The student/teacher ratio is 22.0. The school is part of School District #18.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Learning Environment Survey Report 2007-2008" (PDF). New York City Department of Education. "Enrollment: 2544"
  2. ^ At Carnasie High, Now Marked for Closing, Loyalty Prevails
  3. ^ a b Diana Esposito. "Canarsie Once Home To Several Who Attained Fame & Fortune". Canarsie Courier. Retrieved October 27, 2008. 
  4. ^ Paul Gutierrez (May 8, 1999). "World B. Free, Nba Gunner". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 27, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Canarsie (Brooklyn,NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ He bosses a band of angels
  7. ^ Louis Hau; Scott Barancik; Marc Topkin (January 30, 2004). "Rays buyer: financial whiz who loves baseball". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved October 27, 2008.