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M.S. 035 Stephen Decatur

Grades: 6-8
272 Macdonough Street
Brooklyn NY 11233
Phone: 718-574-2345

Our Insights

What’s Special

Stable leadership and supportive environment

The Downside

Below average test scores

A small middle school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, MS 35 has a safe and supportive environment where teachers treat students with respect and help them catch up when they fall behind, according to school surveys.

Both parents and teachers say Jacklyn Charles-Marcus, principal since 2004, is an effective manager who makes the school run smoothly, according to school surveys.

Unfortunately, the good tone of the school hasn’t translated into high academic achievement. Attendance is below average for the city. Many students enter with weak academic skills and test scores are low.  The school is part of the Middle School Quality Initiative, a program designed to improve reading skills.

Free after school and summer programs are offered by SCO Services, a non-profit organization.

The building is shared with the Brooklyn Brownstone Elementary School.

Admissions: District 16 choice. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 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?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
30%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
95%
81% 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?
83%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.1

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?
28%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
38%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Cobble Hill School of American Studies
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
21%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
225
Asian
1%
Black
84%
Hispanic
13%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
3%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
33%
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?
25%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
15% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Bedford-Stuyvesant (District 16)
Trains: A Line, C Line to Utica Ave
Buses: B15, B25, B26, B43, B46, B46-SBS, B52, B65

Contact

Principal
Jacqueline Charles
Parent Coordinator
Michelle Malcolm

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Brooklyn Brownstone School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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