Hyde Leadership Charter School Brooklyn

Grades K-5

What’s Special

Focus on character development

The Downside

Dangerous neighborhood

Our Review

Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn opened in September 2010. It is the second school in New York City affiliated with the Hyde Foundation, which also has schools in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., modeled after the Hyde School, a private boarding school in Maine. Hyde-Brooklyn opened with 132 students in kindergarten and first grade and will expand by one grade per year until it reaches its target capacity serving students in grades kindergarten to 5.

The school's executive director Dr. Sandra Dupree has 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C. and New York City public schools as a teacher, principal, professor of education and consultant, according to the school's website.

Like its sister school in the Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School, Hyde-Brooklyn offers students a traditional education that places a huge emphasis on character development and fostering parent involvement. Parents are asked to volunteer on field trips, in the classrooms, school office, and library. In addition, Hyde Leadership requires parents to attend monthly meetings, guided by a book entitled, The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-based Parenting, by Malcolm Gauld, the founder of the first Hyde School.

Located in East New York, a high-crime neighborhood, the school is housed in PS/IS 328 Phyllis Wheatley School. School hours are from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday. Dismissal is at 3 pm on Friday.

Every student participates in the performing arts in one the following areas: acting, dance vocal or visual arts. The school uses a traditional math program called Saxon Math.

Hyde serves a much lower percentage of children with special needs and English language learners than other schools in the district according to Department of Education Charter School Renewal Report. The average attendance rate for 2011-12 was 92.6 percent.

Admissions: By lottery. Preference is given to children in District 19. Check the schools website for more information. (October 2013, information compiled from school's website and DOE reports)

About the students

Enrollment
404
Asian
0.5%
Black
71.3%
Hispanic
27.5%
White
0.3%
Other
0.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
89%
Students with disabilities
12%
English language learners
8%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 328
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
106%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
93%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
28%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
66%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
52%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
70%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
83%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
70%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
78%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
82%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
82%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
88%
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?
27%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
37%
42% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

Average math score for self-contained students
2.05
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.06
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.75
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.38
2.2 Citywide Average
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?
95%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
87%
89% Citywide Average
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Location

330 Alabama Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
East New York (District 19)
Trains: 3 to Pennsylvania Ave; L to Sutter Ave
Buses: B14, B20, B83

Contact

Phone
718-495-5620
Principal
Sandra J. Dupree/Christine Depina-Forbes