# Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School

MANHATTAN NY 10027 Map

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## Review

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Named for the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, Democracy Prep Endurance opened in the fall of 2012 with its first class of sixth grade students in a building it shares with PS 154. The school plans to add a grade each year until it includes grades six through eight. Like the other schools in the Democracy Prep network, this new school provides students with a structured learning environment and holds them to a strict code of conduct.

Students take three hours of English, two hours of math, and one hour of social studies and science each day. Teachers and staff hold students to high standards. The code of conduct revolves around Democracy Prep’s DREAM Values (Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Maturity). Students earn or lose “DREAM Dollars” based on their behavior and academic performance. They use their DREAM Dollars to participate in various activities and field trips.

Led by Principal Margaret Marrer, a former Democracy Prep math teacher and Teach for America alumna, Democracy Prep Endurance is enthusiastically expanding the Democracy Prep model in Harlem. According to External Affairs Associate Amara Sillah, Democracy Prep Endurance balances the strict “no excuses” model with lots of support for its students. In addition to the use of DREAM Dollars, students are also rewarded by being allowed to hold one of the school’s many stuffed animals at their desks.

Extracurricular activities include choir and step team.

**Admissions**: By lottery. Preference is given to children in District 5. Check the school's website for more information. *(Pauline Zaldonis, Internet research, December 2012)*

## Middle InsideStats

## At a glance

Number of Students 438

Average Daily Attendance 94%

Uniforms? NA

### Students at this school

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.43 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?

78% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

78% 81% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

12% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students say students at their school respect one another?

61% 61% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

100% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students are chronically absent?

19% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Academics

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

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

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

## HS Prep

### How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

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

8% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

0% 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

NA 85% 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 AVERAGEPercent 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:

15% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

12% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

20% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

10% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How well does this school serve English language learners?

This school does not offer transitional bilingual education

This school does not offer dual language classes

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

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## HS InsideStats

## At a glance

Number of Students 438

Average Daily Attendance 94%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

### Students at this school

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.38 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

Middle school students reading at grade level:

NA 28% CITYWIDE AVERAGEMiddle school students doing math at grade level:

NA 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Safety & vibe

### ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE### DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

78% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

92% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### HOW IS

ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 36% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Who graduates

### Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

NA 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students graduated within 6 years?

NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

NA 10% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## College prep

### Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

NAHow Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NAHow many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA### Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGESAT reading scores

NA423 | CITYWIDE AVERAGE | 495 | NATIONWIDE AVERAGE |

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGESAT math scores

NA431 | CITYWIDE AVERAGE | 511 | NATIONWIDE AVERAGE |

### Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

NA 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Special ed & ELL

### How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

NA 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

NA 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

NA 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

100% 97% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

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