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I.S. 136 Charles O. Dewey

Grades: 6-8
4004 4 Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11232
Phone: 718-840-1950

Our Insights

What’s Special

Inclusive community, lots of trips

The Downside

Below average test scores

Charles O. Dewey, MS 136, offers students the opportunity to explore the world beyond their neighborhood. Students have traveled to Spain, Peru, and Italy; gone on camping trips; and visited Mount Rushmore.

The school serves many children of immigrants and seeks to involve families of all backgrounds by providing translated materials and services, welcoming parents to the school library and offering Saturday courses for adults. About 40 percent of the students are still learning English.

MS 136 shares a stately, century-old brick building with Sunset Park Prep. The building has a large schoolyard and is next to a park with basketball and handball courts. 

Academics still have a ways to go. Most students enter the school with weak academic skills, and state test scores remain well below the city average.

In response, the school has adopted a model called “The Leader in Me” to promote self-confidence and better academic skills in students. Parents are also offered information on how to help their children at home using the model to improve literacy and use technology appropriately for studying. 

Admissions: District 15 is launching a districtwide plan to increase middle school diversity and equity. As part of this plan, all middle schools in District 15 use an open admissions method with an admissions priority for 52% of seats set aside for students from low-income households (who qualify for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program), students in temporary housing, and English Language Learners. To learn more about the D15 Diversity Plan, visit (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, November 2018)

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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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Sunset Park High School, and High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
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?
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

From 2020 School Directories

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

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

Contact & Location


Sunset Park (District 15)
Trains: R Line to 45th St; D Line, N Line, R Line to 36th St - 4 Line Ave
Buses: B11, B35, B37, B63, B70


Amanda Bueno
Parent Coordinator
Lorraine Benedit

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with Sunset Park Prep
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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