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The Brooklyn Latin School in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Latin School in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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The Brooklyn Latin School in Bushwick has been ranked number one in the state and number 21 nationally among public high schools by U.S. News & World Report.

100 percent of graduates of the specialized school go on to college, reported the magazine. Brooklyn Latin is housed in the former P.S. 147 and offers 30 extracurricular activities.

The schools on the list were ranked based on how well they prepared students for college as determined by the Advanced Placement exam or International Baccalaureate tests.

Approximately 500 students a year are accepted to Brooklyn Latin.

The school which was founded seven years ago and touts its self as "a private school education in a public school setting" requires all students study Latin for four years.

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