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M.S. 57 The Ron Brown Academy

Grades: 6-8
125 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11221
Phone: 718-574-2357

Our Insights

What’s Special

Classes in dance, visual arts and theater

The Downside

High rates of absenteeism

MS 57, also known as the Ron Brown Academy, is a tiny middle school in Bedford Stuyvesant that offers classes in dance, visual arts and theater. Students may make visits to cultural organizations, attend Broadway shows, and have resident artists as mentors, according to the Annual Arts in School Report.

The school faces many challenges. It has long struggled with low enrollment. Most students enter with weak academic skills. Attendance is poor, and many students miss more than a month of school. On the positive side, students say they feel safe, according to school surveys.

MS 57 shares a building with two high schools, Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance and Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy, an all-girls charter 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?
69%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
57%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
40%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
44%
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?
77%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.2

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?
5%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
32%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
160
Asian
2%
Black
63%
Hispanic
31%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
34%
English language learners
8%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
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?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
13%
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: M Line, Z Line to Myrtle Ave; J Line to Kosciusko St
Buses: B15, B38, B43, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B52, B54, Q24

Contact

Principal
Anthony Lett
Parent Coordinator
Sophia Williams

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with the Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance and Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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