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New Heights Middle School

Grades: 6-8
790 East New York Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11203
Phone: 718-467-4501

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of extracurricular opportunities

The Downside

Below average test scores

At New Heights Middle School, also called MS 722, technology is integrated into the daily life of the school. Students have access to MacBooks, Chromebooks, and iPads and collaborate on projects using Google applications.

Students, referred to as scholars, are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their academic performance through self-evaluation. Parent-teacher conferences are led by the students, who write letters inviting parents and guardians to attend and then lead the discussion about their work, according to the school website.

Extra-curricular activities include programs at the BAM Shakespeare residency, the Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, NY Historical Society Enrichment Program, and Lincoln Center, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan. After school activities include a basketball mentoring program, Art Club, Step Team, Robotics Club, Journalism Club and musical theater.

While test scores at the school have improved over the years, they are still below the citywide average, according to the School Quality Guide.  

Families are encouraged to visit classrooms and to attend parent workshops and breakfasts.

New Heights, opened in 2012, shares a building with Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School. New Heights replaces the Middle School for the Arts which closed in 2014 after years of poor performance.

Admissions: Zoned students and District 17 applicants who attend an information session, open house or fair. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
45%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
46%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
68%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
61%
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?
81%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.9

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?
17%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy for Health Careers, John Dewey High School, and It Takes a Village Academy

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
9%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
258
Asian
0%
Black
83%
Hispanic
10%
White
2%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
31%
English language learners
8%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
21%
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?
2%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
29%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Flatbush (District 17)
Trains: 3 Line, 4 Line to Crown Hts-Utica Ave
Buses: B12, B17, B43, B46, B46-SBS

Contact

Principal
Ativia Sandusky
Parent Coordinator
Gwendolyn Williams

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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