Ocean Hill Collegiate Uncommon Charter School

Grades: 5-8
1137 Herkimer Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11233
Phone: 718-250-5765

Our Insights

What’s Special

High academic achievement; good school environment

The Downside

Highly structured classes and long days may not be right for everyone

Ocean Hill Collegiate, 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.

The school says that many of its students arrive reading below grade level, and so it focuses on this. Like other Uncommon schools, Ocean Hill Collegiate offers double periods of English and math every day. The school day is long, with after-school tutoring and homework, and the school year begins in August. Struggling students must attend classes for four hours on Saturday. The school also stresses what it describes as “a structured academic environment,” and sets high standards for student behavior.

Standardized test scores, particularly in math, are above average for the city and considerably higher than at most schools in the area. Teachers have a high opinion of principal Hannah Solomon and the school in general, and the turnover rate is well below that for other Uncommon schools.

The Uncommon network 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. Graduates of Ocean Hill Collegiate can attend Uncommon Preparatory Charter High School, which opened in 2014 on the South Shore campus in Canarsie.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery for grade 5. 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

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

Contact & Location


Bedford-Stuyvesant (District 23)
Trains: C Line to Rockaway Ave; A Line, J Line, L Line, Z Line to Broadway Junction
Buses: B7, B20, B25, B60, B83, Q24, Q56


Larry Williams/Meghann Fallon

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Mott Hall IV and Eagle Academy for Young Men II
Metal detectors?

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