Success Academy Crown Heights Charter School

Grades K-4

Location

330 Crown Street
Brooklyn NY 11225
Crown Heights (District 17)

Contact

Phone
646-790-2129
Principal
Libby Ashton

What’s Special

New addition to a popular network

The Downside

Discipline policies not for everyone

Our Review

Success Academy Crown Heights, part of the Success Academy charter school network founded by former city councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, opened in 2013. It shares space with several other schools in the former PS 167 building in Crown Heights [In 2014, the school moved to a different location and now shares a building with PS 161.]

All schools in the network feature orange and blue uniforms, a fast-paced curriculum, and strict rules of conduct. Moskowitz strives to offer children a rich curriculum that includes daily science experiments, exposure to the arts and frequent class trips. Like most charter schools, teachers are not unionized; they serve at will and may be fired by the principal. Discipline is strict--too strict for some parents--but other parents appreciate the rules.

The schools in the network have a longer school day and year than traditional public schools. While the schools in the network have long wait-lists and many enthusiastic parents, some parents complain of excessive discipline and high suspension rates.

Admissions: Students are admitted by a lottery held in April with priority given to students residing within District 17. For admissions questions, email [email protected] (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
414
Asian
0.7%
Black
90.8%
Hispanic
6.8%
White
0.0%
Other
1.7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
2%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 161
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
117%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
89%
85% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
93%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
85%
79% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
100%
87% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
38%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
93%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
87%
87% 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?
98%
40% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
97%
39% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
100%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
100%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
100%
89% Citywide Average
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