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Entry from June 03, 2013
Clara-Bortion (Clara Barton High School nickname)

Clara Barton High School, at 901 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, specializes in the health professions. The Clara Barton High School nickname of “Clara-Bortion” (or “Clar-Abortion” or “Clarabortion”) has been cited in print since at least 2008.
Prospect Heights High School (in existence from the 1920s until 2006, when it was broken up into several new schools) was across the street and had its own unflattering nickname of “Prostitute Heights.”
Wikipedia: Clara Barton High School
Clara Barton High School is a public high school in Brooklyn, New York, that teaches from 9th grade to 12th grade. It is located at 901 Classon Avenue, across from Prospect Heights High School and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The school is named for Clara Barton, an American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. Like all New York City public schools, Clara Barton High School is operated by the New York City Department of Education.
Many accelerated courses are offered including advanced placement courses such as A.P. Biology, A.P. English, and A.P. United States History.
Up until the 1990s, it was known as Clara Barton H.S. for Health Professions. During that time, Health Professions was the only choice of study. Clara Barton H.S. had a wonderful Co-op Program, which allowed seniors in certain career fields, to work a week and go to school for a week. The school does not have an athletic field of its own but students do play sports on the Prospect High field.
brooklyn memories
03-19-2008, 12:35 PM
The wars between “Prostitute Heights” & “Clarabortion” were madness.
IVR on 22 October, 2009 at 9:43 am said:
@Me fail english?, “Girl they got those schools all over. One of the local high schools I used to live by had a clinic & daycare center and all the pregnant girls in that section of the borough wound up going there for the free childcare (a MAJOR expense). ”
Is this Clara Barton? We had another quite unsavory term for that school . . .
CrissieD on 22 October, 2009 at 11:27 am said:
@IVR, Clarabortion and lets not forget Prostitute Heights lol
NikeTalk Forums
12/6/09 at 8:30am
I was defending my borough
Plus the Bronx does have a rediculous aids rate
Don’t act all high and mighty
Brooklynites refer to schools with names like Prostitute Heights and Clar-Abortion and I can’t refer to the BX as aidsville
Cowan B.‏@_Matzik
Nicca said its not called clara barton its clara-bortion
10:44 PM - 7 May 11
“@MissZindzi: X__X DAMN RT @Valerie_JeanC: @MissZindzi Clara Barton was Clara ‘Bortion” still is
10:54 PM - 30 Jan 13
CLARA BORTION, CANARSIE & JOHN DEWEY had All the Chicks! u use to go there for Night & Summer School jus for GYM
6:02 PM - 2 Feb 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, June 03, 2013 • Permalink

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