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East New York Middle School of Excellence

Grades: 6-8
605 Shepherd Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Phone: 718-257-4061

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nurturing environment and strong parent involvement

The Downside

Low attendance

Located in a somewhat forbidding brick building in one of the city’s poorer neighborhoods, the East New York Middle School of Excellence is a small middle school that shares its building with the East New York Elementary School of Excellence. The middle school says it has a commitment to social justice and seeks to help its students, who are black and Hispanic, “cherish and preserve their ethnic and cultural identity.”

The school has new science labs and a number of partnership designed to provide academic enrichment and help and social support to its students. Students may participate in a number of activities, many of them after-school, including rugby, robotics, musical theater and the City Parks Foundation’s Seeds to Trees program. In a project done in collaboration with the community arts group Groundswell, ENYMSE students created three large murals on the history of African Americans and other people of color. [mural photo from Groundswell]

In many ways ENYMSE appears to be a nurturing and collegial place. All students have an advisor called a STAR coach. Teachers  responding to a Department of Education survey give principal Malik Small high marks, and most said they liked working at the school. Parents in the same survey  praised the school for being welcoming, keeping them informed and giving them opportunities to be involved. 

However ENYMSE has its struggles. In January 2019 the state named it a Targeted Support and Improvement School, a designation for low-performing schools.  Test scores remain low and, although it offers the living Environment Regents, very few student leave the school with any high school credit. Bullying and chronic absenteeism are particular problems.

Special education: The school has a high percentage of students with special needs and offers team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students. Test scores are particularly low for students with disabilities and English language learners.

Admissions: ENYMSE accepts applicants from anywhere in District 19. Students are selected at random. (Gail Robinson, May 2019, web reports)

 

 

 

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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?
72%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
68%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
3% 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?
91%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.9

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?
13%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
19%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy for Health Careers, Academy for Young Writers, and Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Living Environment

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
1%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
265
Asian
3%
Black
56%
Hispanic
38%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
12%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38%
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?
5%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
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

East New York (District 19)
Trains: C Line to Shepherd Ave; 3 Line to New Lots Ave
Buses: B13, B14, B15, B20, B6, B84, BM5, Q8

Contact

Principal
Malik Small
Parent Coordinator
DAWNE MARTIN THOMAS

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with its elementary school
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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