M.S. 340 North Star Academy

Grades: 6-8
227 Sterling Place
Brooklyn NY 11238
Phone: 718-857-5516

Our Insights

What’s Special

Clarinet; good class discussions

The Downside

Cramped quarters with no full-size gymnasium

North Star Academy is tiny school in a snug red brick building in Prospect Heights that draws many students from Caribbean-American families living in Crown Heights and East Flatbush. 

The school offers Spanish, recorder, clarinet and visual art. Dance, step and theater are some of the extended day offerings. Eighth graders may take Regents (high school-level) courses in science, history and math. 

The school is equipped with laptops and Smart Boards and has a computer lab. The Quality Review praises teachers for leading high quality discussions and eliciting good participation in classes.

The guidance counselor helps students stay informed of deadlines for taking exams and applying to high schools. The school hosts a college and career day with more than 30 professionals, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

A downside: There is no dedicated gymnasium. Physical education takes place in the low-ceilinged basement.

Some students are accepted into performing arts high schools or specialized high schools, according to the CEP, but most opt for high schools closer to home like Brooklyn College Academy, Medgar Evers College Prep and Benjamin Banneker Academy.

Admissions: District 17. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, May 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
36%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
83%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% 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?
100%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.6

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
41%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
46%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
182
Asian
2%
Black
59%
Hispanic
34%
White
4%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
5%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
33%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 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?
10%
15% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Prospect Heights (District 17)
Trains: B Line, Q Line to 7th Ave; 2 Line, 3 Line to Grand Army Plaza
Buses: B41, B45, B65, B67, B69

Contact

Principal
Tamara Johnson
Parent Coordinator
Candace Elliott

Other Details

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

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