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I.S. 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg

Grades: 6-8
501 West Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11224
Phone: 718-996-0100

Our Insights

What’s Special

Kids learn to identify “fake news.”

The Downside

Some concerns about discipline.

IS 303, located on the border of Brighton Beach and Coney Island, serves a racially and ethnically mixed group of children including many who speak Urdu, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Bengali at home. A zoned neighborhood school, IS 303 is also is open to children from across District 21.

The school has a class in “news literacy” that teaches children to evaluate whether information they read on the Internet is accurate and reliable. “You need to think about how to arm yourself to fact-check this world,” a teacher told The New York Times.

A “family literacy class,” held on Saturdays, allows parents and children who are new immigrants to learn together, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educationa, Plan. Parents and children also learn about US government.  

The school received funds to upgrade the library and auditorium in 2018, according to City Council member Mark Treyger.

A downside: Some teachers complain about problems with order and discipline.

Admissions: Zoned school, District 21 choice. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 2019; photo from school's website)

   

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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?
55%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
60%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
66%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
64%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.7

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?
28%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
46%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Abraham Lincoln High School, John Dewey High School, and Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Earth Science

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
40%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
567
Asian
22%
Black
10%
Hispanic
38%
White
29%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25%
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?
6%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Brighton Beach (District 21)
Trains: Q Line to West 8th St - NY Aquarium; Q Line to Ocean Parkway; F Line to Neptune Ave-Van Siclen
Buses: B1, B36, B4, B68, S54, S61, S62, S66, S91, S92, S93, X10, X10B, X11, X12, X42

Contact

Principal
Carmen Amador
Parent Coordinator
Marletta Barrow

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Coney Island Prep Charter MS and Rachel Carson HS
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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