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East Flatbush Community Research School

Grades: 6-8
905 Winthrop Street
Brooklyn NY 11203
Phone: 718-773-3059

Our Insights

What’s Special

Supportive environment

The Downside

Academic achievement has a ways to go

East Flatbush Community Research School has a supportive environment and lots of parent involvement. While both teachers and students complain about problems with order and discipline, students say their teachers give them individual attention and help them control their behavior.

The school was opened in 2007 as one of two replacement middle schools for IS 232, which closed due to poor performance. In 2018, the East Flatbush Community Research School merged with the other small school in the building, The Middle School of Marketing and Legal Studies.

A Department of Education evaluation called the Quality Review gave East Flatbush Community Research School high marks for engaging parents and helping students resolve their issues.  

 “I have a lot of teachers that help me out,” a student told the DOE evaluator. “If I get in trouble, they help me work it out. If I don’t have time to do my homework at home, they give me time with a computer on their time.”

Another student praised the basketball coach: “He helps me cool down if I am going to fight, he helps with my homework. I would be failing without him.”

The parent of a child with special needs said: “It’s not just academics here. They encourage our kids to reach their highest potential…his mentor really helps him to learn to control his temper about things that happen at school and at home.”

Most students enter with weak skills and academic achievement has a ways to go.

Admissions: Open to Brooklyn students. In recent years the school has had room for anyone who wants to attend. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 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?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
70%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
72%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
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?
44%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.1

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?
16%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
John Dewey High School and Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
14%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
268
Asian
2%
Black
85%
Hispanic
6%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
12%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
28%
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?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
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

Flatbush (District 18)
Trains: N/A
Buses: B12, B15, B17, B35, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B7

Contact

Principal
Jameela Horton
Parent Coordinator
Margaret Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Middle School of Marketing and Legal Studies and Arts & Media Prep Academy
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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