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Success Academy Crown Heights Charter School

Grades: K-4
330 Crown Street
Brooklyn NY 11225
Phone: 646-790-2129

Our Insights

What’s Special

New addition to a popular network

The Downside

Discipline policies not for everyone

Success Academy Crown Heights, part of the Success Academy charter school network founded by former city councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, opened in 2013. It shares space with several other schools in the former PS 167 building in Crown Heights [In 2014, the school moved to a different location and now shares a building with PS 161.]

All schools in the network feature orange and blue uniforms, a fast-paced curriculum, and strict rules of conduct. Moskowitz strives to offer children a rich curriculum that includes daily science experiments, exposure to the arts and frequent class trips. Like most charter schools, teachers are not unionized; they serve at will and may be fired by the principal. Discipline is strict--too strict for some parents--but other parents appreciate the rules.

The schools in the network have a longer school day and year than traditional public schools. While the schools in the network have long wait-lists and many enthusiastic parents, some parents complain of excessive discipline and high suspension rates.

Admissions: Students are admitted by a lottery held in April with priority given to students residing within District 17. For admissions questions, email [email protected] (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2013)

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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 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
40%
35% 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?
98%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
84%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
100%
67% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
98%
64% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
627
Asian
0%
Black
87%
Hispanic
8%
White
1%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
1%

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?
92%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
70%
23% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to President St; 3 Line to Nostrand Ave; 4 Line, S Line to Franklin Ave
Buses: B43, B44, B48

Contact

Principal
Christopher Timberlake

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 161
Metal detectors?
No

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