Citizens of the World Charter School 2 Crown Heights

Grades K-4
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What’s Special

Modeled after a diverse charter school in Los Angeles

The Downside

New school has growing pains

Our Review

Citizens of the World Charter School 2 is modeled after two schools of the same name in Los Angeles. They are based on the vision of Mark Gordon, a film and movie producer, who wanted to build racially diverse schools where low- and upper-income kids could learn together.

The Crown Heights school, founded in 2013 with the help of Eric Grannis, a lawyer who is married to Success Academy Charter Schools founder Eva Moskowitz, is a work in progress. In its first years, it struggled with order and discipline, high suspension rates, and low academic achievement. Principal Andrea Dozier took the helm in 2016, the third principal in five years. Dozier was a Ryan Fellow, a program based at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Managment that trains promising teachers to lead urban schools. 

Director of Operations Ashley Crawford said she is hopeful the school is on the upswing under Dozier's leadership. She said attendance had improved, there is more coaching for teachers in reading and math and the school offers “more family workshops on a regular basis.”  One parent, posting a comment on the InsideSchools website, said the new principal "is professional and really does listen and consider what we are saying."

The Neighborhood Improvement Association hosts the after school program, where students can participate in free classes such as yoga and drama, or get homework help.

The school shares a building with PS 221.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery with preference to siblings and District 17 residents. (Lydie Raschka, phone interview and school data, November 2017)

 

 

 

About the students

Enrollment
338
Asian
0.0%
Black
89.4%
Hispanic
7.4%
White
0.3%
Other
3.0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
1%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 221
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
125%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
16%
23% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
38%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
79%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
68%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
76%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
71%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
51%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
71%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
73%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
83%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
81%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
21%
41% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

Average math score for ICT students
1.78
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.89
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.01
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.03
2.3 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
77%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
93%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
89%
89% Citywide Average
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Location

791 Empire Boulevard
Brooklyn NY 11213
Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 3, 4 to Crown Heights-Utica Ave
Buses: B12, B14, B17, B46, B46-SBS

Contact

Phone
718-221-5095
Principal
Martine King

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