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The Benjamin Franklin Magnet School for Civic Leadership in Health and Science (P.S./I.S. 157)

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
850 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205
Phone: 718-622-9285

Our Insights

This is a zoned, neighborhood school that also offers a separate dual language program. To see if your address is zoned for this school use our Elementary School Guided Search. For more information about how zones work, visit our New to NYC page and see the "Zoned schools and other options" section.

If you are interested in the dual language program you must list it separately on your application. You are not guaranteed a spot in the program even if this is your zoned school. Some dual language programs give preference to children who live in the attendance zone, and some have room for children outside the attendance zone.

Why might this school be a good fit for you? If its your zoned school, it's close to home. If you can walk to it, that means an easier (and perhaps safer) commute. It's also more convenient to arrange playdates and get involved with the school. You can share pick up and drop off duties with other families. Most of all, you are guaranteed to get in except in rare instances of overcrowding.

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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 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
91% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
32% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
84% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
70%
83% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.5

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
18%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
32%
45% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
32%
50% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
98%
35% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2019-2020

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
298
Asian
0%
Black
21%
Hispanic
73%
White
5%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
18%
Pre-K seats
12
3-K seats
21

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87%
91% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
46%
27% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
16% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Bedford-Stuyvesant (District 14)
Trains: G Line to Classon Ave
Buses: B38, B44, B44-SBS, B48, B54, B57, B62

Contact

Principal
Kourtney Boyd
Parent Coordinator
Betsy Rivera

Other Details

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

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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