Brooklyn East Collegiate Uncommon Charter School

Grades 5-8

Location

80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11238
Prospect Heights (District 13)

Contact

Phone
718-250-5760
Principal
Rodolpho Loureiro

What’s Special

Orderly school with high expectations

The Downside

Some kids say discipline is not fair

Our Review

Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School, a middle school housed in PS 9, is an orderly school with high expectations and a strict discipline code. Parents are expected to sign an accountability contract in which they promise to get their children to school on time, check their homework, and ensure they follow the school rules.

Parents also promise to volunteer in the school, to come to school if their child is suspended and to send their child to Saturday classes if he or she is failing a class, according to the school website. [Photo is from the school website.]

The school gets high marks on the Learning Environment Survey. Parents, teachers, and students agree the school is orderly and the academics are challenging. Students agree that their teachers like the subjects they teach and inspire them to learn. However, nearly half the students responding to the survey complained of unfair discipline.

The school, opened in 2010, is one of the NYC Collegiate Charter Schools, all affiliated with Uncommon Schools, which manages several New York City charter schools. Graduates may attend the Uncommon Charter High School.

Admissions: Lottery, with preference to District 13. Applications available in January and the lottery is held in April. (Clara Hemphill, school website, DOE statistics, May, 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
346
Asian
1.7%
Black
78.0%
Hispanic
6.9%
White
1.5%
Other
11.9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
79%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
1%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 9
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
87%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?
5%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
86%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
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?
34%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
75%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
75%
88% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
74%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
86%
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?
42%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
37%
30% Citywide Average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
70%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
59%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
65%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
94%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
89%
84% 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 ICT students
2.09
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.05
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.11
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.04
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.35
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.35
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
56%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
100%
88% 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%
90% Citywide Average
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