Middle School for the Arts

790 EAST NEW YORK AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11203 Map
Phone: (718) 773-3343
Admissions: No new admits
Principal: DANIQUA BROOKS
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
District: 17
Grade range: 07 and 08
Parent Coordinator: Jeanette Greene

What's special:

Arts focus

The downside:

School is closing

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Eight years after it opened as a replacement school for the failing MS 391 Mahalia Jackson school in 2004, MS 587 the Middle School of the Arts itself is closing due to abysmal test scores and attendance far below the city's average for middle school.

Students failed to make progress on standardized tests and the school received a "D" on its 2011 Progress Report. About half of the teachers say there are significant problems with safety and discipline at the school, and only 60 percent of the students said they feel safe inside the building, according to the Learning Environment Survey.

The last class of students will graduate in 2014. The school is being replaced by another new school, IS 722, New Heights Middle School, opened in 2012 with a sixth grade. Also housed in the building is Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School. (Pamela Wheaton, February 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the former IS 391 building

Number of Students 93

Average Daily Attendance 89%

Uniforms? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
91%

Hispanic

  
8%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
80%

Special ed

  
29%

English Language Learners

  
7%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.55 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?

58% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

59% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

90% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

21% 56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

31% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

53% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

37% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

19 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

38% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

1% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

3% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

20% 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:

0% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

77% 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:

0% 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:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

5% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 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:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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