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M.S. 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center

Grades: 6-8
300 Adelphi Street
Brooklyn NY 11205
Phone: 718-834-6734

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dance, vocal instruction and band

The Downside

Some discipline problems, declining enrollment

Ronald Edmonds Learning Center (MS 113) is known for its classes in dance, vocal music and band. However, the school’s academic performance has a ways to go, and teachers and students complain of discipline problems, according to school surveys.  Enrollment has declined dramatically over the past decade.

Housed in a sprawling four-story brick building in the heart of Fort Greene, Ronald Edmonds has distinct programs with different application codes: the Dual Language programs (choose Spanish or French), the Academy of Performing Arts, The Academy of Computer & Technology Science (ACATS), and Fine Arts & Design. 

Photos of student dance and music performances, art work and sports events, may be found on the school's Facebook page

The Advantage after school program, run in partnership with Long Island University, operates Monday to Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., and offers students academic enrichment, assistance, sports and clubs, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Admissions: District 13 choice. Students must audition for the Academy of Performing Arts and the Fine Arts & Design program. Students are admitted to ACATS based on their grades, attendance and test scores. There has been space for every student who applied in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, DOE statistics, March 2019)

[photo on this page by Jim.henderson, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons]





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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 the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2023 End-of-year Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism Report

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
51% Citywide Average

From the 2022-23 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
89% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2022-23 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Fort Greene (District 13)
Trains: G Line to Clinton-Washington; C Line to Lafayette Ave; 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line, B Line, D Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line to Atlantic Ave - Barclays Center
Buses: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B63, B67, B69


Richard Gadsby
Parent Coordinator
Malcolm Hayes

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with Compass Charter School
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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