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Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration

Grades: 6-8
125 Covert Street
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-455-0180

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe, respectful atmosphere

The Downside

Academic achievement has a ways to go

Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration in Bushwick opened in 2012 with the idea that children learn best when given the opportunity to explore their urban environment through hands-on activities such as gardening and cooking, according to the middle school directory.

With support from the Edible Schoolyard project, the school has its own small garden, decorated with a mural designed by students and staff [photo by Edible schoolyard]

The school has an atmosphere of trust and respect. Students overwhelmingly say they feel they can confide in their teachers. Teachers uniformly say Lauren Reiss, principal since 2013, is an effective leader who respects them, according to school surveys. While test scores are below average, the school has an above average attendance rate.

The school has a dual language Spanish program, designed to make students fluent in both English and Spanish.

Evergreen replaced IS 296, which closed in 2014 due to poor performance. It shares the building with the Achievement First Bushwick Charter Elementary School.

Admissions:  District 32 choice. Dual language program open to Brooklyn students with priority to those who speak Spanish. (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 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?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
40%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
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?
4%
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?
68%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.2

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?
30%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
EBC High School for Public Service-Bushwick, Business of Sports School, and Brooklyn Preparatory High School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
24%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
370
Asian
1%
Black
22%
Hispanic
75%
White
2%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
16%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
14%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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?
8%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
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

Bushwick (District 32)
Trains: L Line to Wilson Ave; J Line to Halsey St
Buses: B20, B26, B60, B7, Q24

Contact

Principal
Lauren Reiss
Parent Coordinator
Nancy Soto

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Achievement First Bushwick Charter Elementary
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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