Leadership Prep Ocean Hill Uncommon Charter School

Grades K-7

Location

51 Christopher Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11212
Brownsville (District 23)
Trains: L to Atlantic Ave; A, C, J, Z to Broadway Junction
Buses: B12, B14, B20, B25, B60, B83, Q24, Q56

Contact

Phone
718-250-5767
Principal
Nikki Bridges
Parent Coordinator

What’s Special

Strong leadership, high test scores

The Downside

Some concerns about safety in the neighborhood

Our Review

Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter School, part of the Uncommon Schools charter network, was founded in 2010 and spans kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has strong leadership and a safe, respectful environment with little indication of bullying on school surveys. Test scores are better than the citywide average and far above other schools in the Brownsville neighborhood.

Principal Nikeya Bridges, who received a Masters of Education from Harvard, was a curriculum specialist at Teach For America and an elementary school teacher at Bronx Charter School for the Arts. Prior to that, she taught fourth grade in New Orleans.

The intense, academically demanding school has an extended school year and a school day that begins at 7:15 am and lasts until 4 pm (12:30 pm on Fridays). Students who are struggling academically stay even later for tutoring and may come in on Saturdays. The Uncommon charter website says students have “significant amounts of homework every night.” 

Enrichment and athletics include drama, arts, dance, basketball and step.

The school is safe and orderly, with strict rules of conduct. Students who are late must stay for detention; those who skip class or repeatedly violate the dress code may be suspended; a child who misses more than 10 days of school may be held back, according to the family handbook. 

Although surveys show children feel safe inside the building, roughly one third of the teachers are concerned about safety outside the building on surveys. 

Graduates of Leadership Prep Ocean Hill may attend an Uncommon high school.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery, with priority to students who live in District 23. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, August 2017)

About the students

Enrollment
1028
Asian
0.5%
Black
84.4%
Hispanic
11.8%
White
0.7%
Other
2.6%
Free or reduced priced lunch
69%
Students with disabilities
9%
English language learners
2%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 401
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
134%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
95%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
15%
19% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
98%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
61%
88% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
52%
45% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
99%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
87%
81% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
98%
86% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
30%
60% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
77%
78% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
80%
82% 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?
78%
39% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
65%
42% Citywide Average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
44%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
64%
59% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
48%
68% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

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 ICT students
2.4
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.64
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.11
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.25
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.82
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.44
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
59%
69% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
96%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
100%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
96%
88% Citywide Average
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