Leadership Prep Ocean Hill Uncommon Charter School

Grades K-7

Location

51 Christopher Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11212
Brownsville (District 23)

Contact

Phone
718-250-5767
Principal
Nikki Bridges

What’s Special

Part of established Uncommon Schools charter network

The Downside

Long hours & strict rules not for everyone

Our Review

Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter Schools opened in September 2010, one of three Leadership Prep Schools in Brooklyn, all members of the Uncommon Schools, a non-profit organization that runs charter schools.

Leadership Prep Ocean Hill will grow to be a K- 8 school serving 640 students by 2016. In its first year, it was housed at 1137 Herkimer Street, then it moved in 2011 about a mile away to PS 332 building.[Photo at right taken by Samske Art who spearheaded a mural project in the building in 2011.]

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.

Following the pattern of other Leadership Prep schools, the Ocean Hill School offers a long school day: from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 1:30 p.m on Fridays.

According to its website, the school promotes \"a culture of academic excellence-in which all children are expected to read on or above grade level, in which all children are expected to master one year of high school algebra by the end of grade 8...\" It is a \"no excuses\" school that uses \"structure, academic rigor, and extra support to achieve college success and exemplary character.\"

Admissions: Lottery held in April. Priority given to District 23. Applications due April 1.(Pamela Wheaton, May 2013, compiled from web reports)

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
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
115%
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?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
16%
25% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
72%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
51%
46% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
100%
86% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
93%
79% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
92%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
98%
85% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
44%
59% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
79%
79% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
82%
84% 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%
40% Citywide Average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
74%
72% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
63%
55% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
68%
70% 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?
61%
69% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
100%
89% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
100%
87% Citywide Average
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