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Fort Greene Preparatory Academy

Grades: 6-8
100 Clermont Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205
Phone: 718-254-9401

Our Insights

What’s Special

Progressive school with two teachers in every class

The Downside

High rates of chronic absenteeism

Fort Greene Prep, a small middle school opened in 2010, aims to engage students with projects and field trips. Special needs kids are integrated into all classes; every class has two teachers.

The curriculum is “inquiry-based,” meaning that students apply their learning to real life situations. For example, one year students built and launched a rocket, instead of just reading a textbook about rockets, the school’s founding principal, Paula Lettiere, told our reporter Pamela Wheaton. In an 8th grade Spanish class, students prepared guacamole and created a restaurant.

The school has a large proportion of students who enter with a history of chronic absenteeism. The school has hired a guidance counselor to work with families to make students feel welcome, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

Fort Greene Prep has a partnership with the Brooklyn Tech Pipeline Program which prepares students for entry into the specialized high schools with extra classes on Saturdays and in the summer. Students from the Brooklyn Tech robotic team mentor younger students from Fort Greene Prep robotic team, according to the CEP. There is an afterschool drama program with Irondale Theatre. 

The school is housed on the third floor of PS 46. The two schools share an auditorium, cafeteria, library and large school yard.  [photo credit: Fort Greene Prep]

Admissions:
  District 13 choice. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, May 2019)

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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?
53%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
77%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
66%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
67%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
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?
62%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.0

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?
14%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Benjamin Banneker Academy and Science Skills Center High School for Science, Technology and the Creative Arts
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, Spanish

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
25%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
215
Asian
4%
Black
66%
Hispanic
27%
White
1%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
31%
English language learners
6%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
47%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Fort Greene (District 13)
Trains: G Line to Clinton-Washington
Buses: B38, B54, B57, B62, B67, B69

Contact

Principal
Paula Lettiere
Parent Coordinator
Vasilla Caldeira

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 46
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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