MS 313, Dock Street School for STEAM Studies

19 Dock Street
BROOKLYN NY 11201 Map
Phone: (718) 834-6774
Website: Click here
Admissions: Application, priority to district 13
Principal: Melissa Vaughan
Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill
District: 13
Grade range: 6-8
Parent Coordinator: ALETHA MEBANE
Unzoned

What's special:

School moving to new building with new branding & admissions method

The downside:

Problems with order and discipline

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE: In September 2016 the school expanded and moved to a new building in Brooklyn Heights. It was renamed The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies. The focus is on hands-on learning and expeditions and Dock Street has partnerships with neighborhood cultural institutions such as St. Ann's Warehouse and the Steiner Studios at Brooklyn Navy Yards as well as recreational activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to plans revealed at a community meeting in January 2016. At full growth, it will have 313 students. Only 77 students were enrolled in 2015-2016 at the former site. The newly constructed building is shared with a pre-k center that has four classes.  [Photo on this page courtesy of Two Trees Management.]

MAY 2013 REVIEW: Satellite West is a tiny middle school that shared a building with PS 307 until 2016 when it moved to its new location. Many of its students live in the surrounding Fort Greene Farragut housing projects.

All the students are known by the staff and teachers work hard to provide a “nurturing environment,” according the school’s Quality Review. Students may take the algebra Regents exam, according to the middle school directory.

However, one-third of the teachers say that academic standards are low and that there are problems with order and discipline, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Students complain of bullying and fights, according to the survey. The school’s enrollment has declined signifcantly in recent years. Melissa Vaughan, principal of the Choir Academy in Harlem, became principal in 2014.

Special education: The schools offers self-contained classes as well as other special education services to about one-third of the students.

Admissions: District 13. Unscreened. Students who apply are assigned at random. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, May 2013 updated October 2014 & January 2016)

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with a Pre-K Center

Number of Students 77

Average Daily Attendance 87%

Uniforms? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
4%

Black

  
42%

Hispanic

  
52%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
92%

Special ed

  
42%

English Language Learners

  
8%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.59 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?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

44% 49% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

78% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

49% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

24% 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

28% hi 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

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

6% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

28% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

NA NA 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:

0% 3% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

10% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

11% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 9% 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 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 18% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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