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Leadership Prep Canarsie Uncommon Charter Middle Academy

Grades: 5-8
1070 East 104 Street
Brooklyn NY 11236
Phone: 718-250-5767

Our Insights

What’s Special

Part of a high-performing charter network

The Downside

Safety concerns about the surrounding area

Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy, which serves grades five through eight, is part of Uncommon Schools, a large charter network that aims to get its largely low-income black and Latino students into college and give them the skills to succeed there.

On its website, the school says it tries to balance the discipline that Uncommon is known for with “joy” and “warmness.” Like other middle schools in the network, Leadership Prep Canarsie offers long school days and expects students to do 90 minutes to two hours of homework a night. The school year starts in August. Students have two and half hours of reading and writing classes and one and a half hours of math every day. Some struggling students are required to stay after 4 p.m. dismissal for additional tutoring. Overall, students do well on standardized tests, and 90 percent of 8th-graders earn some high school credit.

Teachers have some reservations about the school, with about 40 percent saying in the NYC School Survey that they would not recommend parents send their children there. While students generally feel safe in the school building, more than half said they did not feel safe outside. A significant percentage of teachers agreed. Students also complained that they did not think discipline is applied fairly at Leadership Prep Canarsie.

Uncommon started with middle schools and has expanded to include elementary and high schools, aiming for students to be in the network for grades k through 12. The Leadership Prep Canarsie Elementary Academy is in another building, about five blocks away. Graduates of Leadership Prep Canarsie can go on to Uncommon Prep Charter High School, which opened in 2014 on the South Shore campus in Canarsie. The Middle Academy shares its building with PS 279.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery for grade 5, with preference to students from District 18. The school fills any vacancies in grades 6 through 8 from its waitlist. Applications are available from the Uncommon website. (Gail Robinson, DOE statistics and web reports, May 2018)

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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?
87%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
52%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
50%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
62%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
31%
33% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
71%
63% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
64%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
67%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
52%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
7%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
797
Asian
1%
Black
92%
Hispanic
5%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
12%
English language learners
1%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
12%
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?
36%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
15% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Canarsie (District 18)
Buses: B6, B60, B82, B103

Contact

Principal
Michael Scott Jr./Mallory Bocachica

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 279
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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