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Elementary School Middle School High School

I.S. 068 Isaac Bildersee

Grades: 6-8
956 East 82 Street
Brooklyn NY 11236
Phone: 718-241-4800

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language program in Haitian Creole

The Downside

Students complain about bullying

IS 68 in Canarsie describes itself as an “eco-friendly” school that “promotes a cleaner, sustainable environment.” A small neighborhood school, IS 68 has a dual language program in Haitian Creole and English that is open to students from across Brooklyn.

The school serves many students from the West Indies, primarily Haiti, as well as a growing population of students from the Middle East.

Students plant oysters in New York Harbor as part of the Billion Oyster Project. In front of the school, they plant flowers and vegetables in a “pollinator garden” and learn how plants are pollinated.

A Department of Education evaluation called the Quality Review said instruction is lively and teachers work together as a team. However, some students complain of bullying and don’t feel safe outside the school or in bathrooms, according to school surveys.

Admissions: Zoned school also open to District 18 residents. Haitian Creole dual language program open to Brooklyn residents. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 2019; photo from school's Facebook 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
95%
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?
67%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
95%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
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?
97%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.2

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?
20%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy for Conservation and the Environment, and Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Chemistry

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
239
Asian
7%
Black
70%
Hispanic
9%
White
13%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
25%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Haitian Creole.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Haitian Creole.

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?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
2%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Canarsie (District 18)
Buses: B103, B17, B47, B6, B82, BM2

Contact

Principal
Merve Williams
Parent Coordinator
Pascale Augustin

Other Details

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

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

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