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The Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School (M.S. 394)

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
188 Rochester Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11213
Phone: 718-756-3164

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The Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School (M.S. 394) in Crown Heights is a school serving grades Pre-K through 8. This school shares a building with Explore Empower Charter School

In the Pre-K classes, teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation to develop language skills, mutual respect and promote positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks. They have lots of time to talk and ask questions. The principal has been leading this school since 2016.

This school prioritizes children who live in District 17, but anyone is welcome to apply. To see if your address is in the district for this school please use our school search. For more information about school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page .

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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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
90%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
40%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
94%
78% Citywide Average

From 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 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
87%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.6

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
36%
51% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech), and Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration: A College Board School

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
39%
32% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
285
Asian
9%
Black
71%
Hispanic
18%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
7%
Pre-K seats
26

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
31%
23% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
25%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
22% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: A Line, C Line to Utica Ave; 3 Line, 4 Line to Crown Hts-Utica Ave
Buses: B12, B14, B15, B17, B25, B45, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B65

Contact

Principal
Sojourner Welch-David
Parent Coordinator
Yovanny Gil

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Explore Empower Charter School
Uniforms required?
No

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