Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School

80 UNDERHILL AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11238 Map
Phone: (718) 250-5760
Website: Click here
Admissions: Lottery
charter
Principal: Bill Cooke
Neighborhood: Brownsville
District: 13
Grade range: 05 thru 08

What's special:

Orderly school with high expectations

The downside:

Some kids say discipline is not fair

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School, a middle school housed in PS 9, is an orderly school with high expectations and a strict discipline code. Parents are expected to sign an “accountability contract” in which they promise to get their children to school on time, check their homework, and ensure they follow the school rules.

Parents also promise to volunteer in the school, to come to school if their child is suspended and to send their child to Saturday classes if he or she is failing a class, according to the school website. [Photo is from the school website.]

The school gets high marks on the Learning Environment Survey. Parents, teachers, and students agree the school is orderly and the academics are challenging. Students agree that their teachers like the subjects they teach and inspire them to learn. However, nearly half the students responding to the survey complained of unfair discipline.

The school, opened in 2010, is one of the NYC Collegiate Charter Schools, all affiliated with Uncommon Schools, which manages several New York City charter schools. Graduates may attend the Uncommon Charter High School.

Admissions: Lottery, with preference to District 13. Applications available in January and the lottery is held in April. (Clara Hemphill, school website, DOE statistics, May, 2013)

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the PS 9 building

Number of Students 282

Average Daily Attendance 96%

Uniforms? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
91%

Hispanic

  
8%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
81%

Special ed

  
15%

English Language Learners

  
2%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.81 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

65% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

97% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

17% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

86% 56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

96% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

100% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

NA 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam

45% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam

22% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam

NA 51% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

NA 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

NA 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

18% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

33% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

27% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

9% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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