Achievement First
East Brooklyn High School

301 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Our school is near the C train (Liberty Ave.), J Train (Alabama Ave.), L Train (Sutter Ave.) & B14, B83, B20 buses.





Opened: August 2016
Grades: 9-12
Number of Students in 2022-23: 333
Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 3:23 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8:15 a.m. – 12:32 p.m. Friday A Schedule, 8:15 a.m. – 1:32 p.m. Friday B Schedule
Enrichment: Dance, French, Physical Education, Spanish
Extracurriculars: Cheerleading, basketball, PSAL scores, remote clubs coming soon

“Home of the Evergreens”

About Achievement First East Brooklyn High School

Achievement First East Brooklyn High School is a public charter school located in Brooklyn, NY near the Cypress Hills and New Lots neighborhoods. Serving students in 9th through 12th grade, we are focused on ensuring 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we get there?

We combine challenging courses and high expectations and ensure that all students have access to the resources and support they need. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling, and tutoring. Our classes are designed to help students grow into leaders who engage in lessons, lead discussions, and exchange ideas. We want our students to be well rounded and grow in every way possible. We encourage students to grow as athletes, volunteers, leaders, and citizens of the world. We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular programs and the support that our students receive beyond high school graduation. Our high school counselors will work closely with our alumni after our first senior class graduates in 2020. You can read more in our brochure  or our college profile.

School Leader

  • Martin Palamore

    Martin Palamore

    Martin Palamore is the principal of Achievement First East Brooklyn High School. Prior to this role, Mr. Palamore was an academic dean for math, seminar and literature and the dean of special services for the school. In that role, he lead strong year over year increase in performance for AP Seminar, year over year decreases in PID (promotion in doubt), over two years of Lexile growth in guided reading, and improved programming in co-teaching. He also served as an instructional coach, grade level chair, and the founding 9th and 10th grade seminar teacher. Prior to joining AF, he was the director of academics and school culture at a Bronx charter school. He also taught math and history in Harlem. A Chicago native, Mr. Palamore began his career as a teacher-leader for Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Palamore earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from DePaul University, a master’s in teacher leadership, and attended the Relay Principal Fellows Program.

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