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Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change

Grades: 6-12
200-214 West 135th Street
Manhattan NY 10030
Phone: 212-283-8055

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nice building, high expectations

The Downside

Academic achievement has a ways to go

Founded in collaboration with the Abyssinian Development Corporation in 1993, Thurgood Marshall Academy has a bright and cheery building with well-equipped science labs. The school has high expectations and children are encouraged as early as 6th grade to think about going to college, according to the 2016 Quality Review

Sean Davenport, principal since 2011, says he motivates students by giving them academic challenges, such as having them memorize Shakespeare.

The school serves a predominately African-American and Latino student body, and more than 90 percent of students said they feel teachers respect their culture, according to surveys. However, only 60 percent said they believe discipline is fair.

Academic achievement still has a way to go: many middle school students score below state standards on reading and math tests. Although more than three-quarters graduate from high school on time, most must take remedial courses if they go on to college. 

ADMISSIONS: Open to District 5 students. The school will review test scores, grades and attendance. (Clara Hemphill, school data, web reports, September 2017)

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
67%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
90%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.2

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
54%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
34%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
75%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
560
Asian
2%
Black
68%
Hispanic
27%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
72%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
4%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
13%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
50%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Social Change and Community Service
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average (63-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.7-4.5)
Program Description:

We offer a traditional Regents curriculum, designed to graduate well-rounded students, equipped with communication and critical thinking skills, and a broad, global perspective - all of which are vital components of college and career readiness. Financial literacy and life skills are embedded in our curriculum. All courses are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, incorporate progressive ideas and provide students with opportunities for real-world application.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line to 135th St
Buses: Bx15, Bx33, M1, M10, M100, M101, M102, M104, M11, M2, M3, M7

Contact

Principal
Major Fareed
Parent Coordinator
Princila Amoakoa

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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