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Summit Academy Charter School

Grades: 6-12
27 Huntington Street
Brooklyn NY 11231
Phone: 718-875-1403

Our Insights

What’s Special

Small school that offers dance and violin

The Downside

High suspension rate

Founded in 2009, Summit Academy Charter is a tiny middle and high school that offers dance and violin. It shares a building with Red Hook Neighborhood School

Most students enter middle school with low academic skills. Students in 6th grade take longer periods of math and English classes to help them catch up. Many improve during middle school and enter high school on a better footing. The high school is not as established and still has a ways to go to improve student performance, according to the city data known as the performance dashboard.

The school's founder, Natasha Campbell, was director of a youth center run by the Police Athletic League. While working in Red Hook, she noticed students "weren't getting the strongest academic foundations to go on to college," she told us the year the school opened. She set out to give families another option. 

Although the size is tiny, the school manages to offer extras, such as dance, violin, art, African drumming and STEM classes. Parents are invited to attend evening classes on topics such as how help their children study. 

Most students report they feel safe in school. However they are suspended at four times the citywide average. Teachers come and go at a higher rate than other city schools; the school hired 11 new staff in 2018 according to board minutes. 

Admissions: By lottery. Applications are due April 1. Most students come from districts 13, 15 and 20. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, January 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?
52%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
43%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
67%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
67%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
9%
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
43%
41% Citywide Average

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?
29%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
31%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
71%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
53%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
29%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
80%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
324
Asian
0%
Black
45%
Hispanic
50%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
76%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
6%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
28%
20% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
40%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Red Hook (District 15)
Trains: F Line, G Line to Smith-9th Sts
Buses: B57, B61

Contact

Principal
Dr. Stephen Jackson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Red Hook Neighborhood School
Metal detectors?
No

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