Madiba Prep Middle School, MS 681

Grades 6-8

What’s Special

Middle school specializing in science, technology, math & engineering

The Downside

Too soon to tell

Our Review

Madiba Prep Middle School offers its students--called scholars here--a theme of science, math, technology, engineering and environmental studies. All scholars get double periods in core academic subjects including math, science and English, in addition to daily advisory sessions where they are encouraged to "talk about what matters most to them," according to school literature.

Students are expected to do community service, wear a uniform and attend a summer bridge program in July. They can expect to travel both nationally and internationally during their three years of middle school and weekly sessions exploring college and career.

Sharon Stephens, the founding school leader, [shown in photo on this page] comes from the Bedford Stuyvesant community and taught English at nearby Benjamin Banneker High School as well as at a Brooklyn YABC, an alternative program for older youth. She has a background in special education, was the early intervention specialist for a Children First network and worked at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy in Harlem.

Madiba Prep, opened in 2012, shares the building with PS 26 and FDA IV.

After school: Homework help. Boys and girls basketball teams, robotics, CHAMPS fitness and other clubs.

Admission: District 16. Priority to applicants who attend an information session or fair. (Pamela Wheaton, June 2012, compiled from web reports & school brochure)

About the students

Enrollment
136
Asian
0.7%
Black
75.0%
Hispanic
17.7%
White
5.1%
Other
1.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
34%
English language learners
11%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 26
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
61%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
34%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
65%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
26%
28% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
39%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
4.0
6.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
69%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
95%
88% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
63%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
32%
72% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
63%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
90%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
17%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
22%
30% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 1 dedicated space for an Auditorium
This school has 1 licensed arts teacher in Theater (part-time)

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
77%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
53%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
73%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
32%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
79%
84% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
The HS for Enterprise, Business and Technology and PROGRESS HS for Professional Careers
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
14% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.73
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.78
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.88
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.95
2.2 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
78%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
71%
88% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
67%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
61%
90% Citywide Average
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