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Middle School High School

School of the Future Brooklyn

Grades: 6-8
574 Dumont Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-345-5190

Our Insights

What’s Special

Modeled on popular Manhattan school of same name.

The Downside

Students don’t feel challenged.

The School of the Future Brooklyn, opened in 2013, was designed to replicate the success of the original School of the Future in Manhattan, with classes that focus on “real world problems and solutions,” according to the school’s website.

The tiny East New York school has struggled with low levels of academic achievement, poor attendance and uneven discipline. Students don’t feel challenged, according to a Department of Education evaluation known as the Quality Review.

The school serves a large proportion of children with special needs, students learning English, and students in temporary housing, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Robert Burnside, a graduate of the principal’s Institute at Bank Street College, became principal in 2017, replacing the founding principal, Sarah Kaufmann, who taught at the original School of the Future in Manhattan. Burnside, a member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, has long experience in alternative schools in Westchester County where he successfully improved attendance, academic achievement and school climate, according to the school website.

The school shares a building with Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School.

Admissions: District 19 school choice. (Clara Hemphill, 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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
41%
79% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
83% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
67%
50% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
59%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
41%
83% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
4% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
67%
73% Citywide Average

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?
4%
36% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
44% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
193
Asian
1%
Black
67%
Hispanic
30%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
29%
English language learners
10%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
40%
23% Citywide Average

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?
0%
15% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
18% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
8% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

East New York (District 19)
Trains: L Line to Livonia Ave; 3 Line to Pennsylvania Ave
Buses: B14, B15, B20, B83

Contact

Principal
Robert Burnside
Parent Coordinator
Ginova Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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