Hyde Leadership Charter School Brooklyn

330 ALABAMA AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11207 Map
Phone: (718) 495-5620
Website: Click here
Principal: Sandra J. Dupree/Christine Depina-Forbes
Neighborhood: East New York
District: 19
Grade range: K-5
Unzoned
Charter School

What's special:

Focus on character development

The downside:

Dangerous neighborhood

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Hyde Leadership Charter School – Brooklyn opened in September 2010. It is the second school in New York City affiliated with the Hyde Foundation, which also has schools in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., modeled after the Hyde School, a private boarding school in Maine. Hyde-Brooklyn opened with 132 students in kindergarten and first grade and will expand by one grade per year until it reaches its target capacity serving students in grades kindergarten to 5.

The school's executive director Dr. Sandra Dupree has 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C. and New York City public schools as a teacher, principal, professor of education and consultant, according to the school's website.

Like its sister school in the Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School, Hyde-Brooklyn offers students a traditional education that places a huge emphasis on character development and fostering parent involvement. Parents are asked to volunteer on field trips, in the classrooms, school office, and library. In addition, Hyde Leadership requires parents to attend monthly meetings, guided by a book entitled, The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-based Parenting, by Malcolm Gauld, the founder of the first Hyde School.

Located in East New York, a high-crime neighborhood, the school is housed in PS/IS 328 Phyllis Wheatley School. School hours are from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday. Dismissal is at 3 pm on Friday. 

Every student participates in the performing arts in one the following areas: acting, dance vocal or visual arts. The school uses a traditional math program called Saxon Math. 

Hyde serves a much lower percentage of children with special needs and English language learners than other schools in the district according to Department of Education Charter School Renewal Report. The average attendance rate for 2011-12 was 92.6 percent.

Admissions: By lottery. Preference is given to children in District 19.  Check the school’s website for more information. (October 2013, information compiled from school's website and DOE reports)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with PS 328

Number of Students 345

Average Daily Attendance NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
77%

Hispanic

  
21%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
91%

Special ed

  
10%

English Language Learners

  
10%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

8% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

87% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

NA 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

86% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

76% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

36% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

How many teachers say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep students engaged?

62% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching social-emotional skills?

79% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching organizational and study skills?

84% 91% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam

21% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam

17% 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam

87% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the school survey?

73% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the last school year?

78% 72% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Does the school encourage family involvement?

How many parents say they were invited to an event at the school at least 3 times in the last school year?

86% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

100% 94% 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 state math exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 18% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

20% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

99% 98% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with special needs are educated in the least restrictive environment appropriate?

66% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents of students with ieps say this school offers a wide enough variety of services and activities for their children’s needs?

91% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school ensures that ells receive the same curriculum as non-ells with appropriate suppports?

89% 90% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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