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Madiba Prep Middle School

Grades: 6-8
1014 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11221
Phone: 718-574-2804

Our Insights

What’s Special

Middle school gifted program opened in 2017

The Downside

Low enrollment

Madiba Prep Middle School offers its students--called scholars here--a theme of science, math, technology, engineering and environmental studies. All scholars get double periods in core academic subjects including math, science and English, in addition to daily advisory sessions where they are encouraged to "talk about what matters most to them," according to school literature.

Students have weekly sessions exploring college and career opportunities and make visits to college campuses.

Opened in 2012, Madiba Prep shares the building with PS 26 . Enrollment is low and in 2017, after years of community complaints about the lack of gifted programs in District 16, the Department of Education decided to offer a class for accelerated students, DNAinfo reported

ADMISSIONS: By lottery for District 16 students. Admission to the gifted class is based on test scores, attendance and grades, according to the middle school directory.(Pamela Wheaton, web reports, July 2017)

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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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81% 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?
Benjamin Banneker Academy, and Brooklyn Preparatory High School
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

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

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

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

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

Contact & Location


Bedford-Stuyvesant (District 16)
Trains: M Line, Z Line to Myrtle Ave; J Line to Kosciusko St
Buses: B15, B38, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B52, B54, Q24


Anne Marie Malcolm
Parent Coordinator
Sharon Brantley Patter

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with PS 26
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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