Brooklyn East Collegiate Uncommon Charter School

Grades 5-8

What’s Special

Orderly, high-achieving middle school

The Downside

Strict discipline and long school day not for everyone

Our Review

Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter, a middle school housed in PS 9 in Prospect Heights, is an orderly school with high expectations, and higher test scores than most District 13 middle schools. It has a strict discipline code.

Parents are expected to sign a contract in which they promise to get their children to school on time, check their homework, and ensure they follow the school rules.

Parents also promise to volunteer, to come to school if their child is suspended and to send their child to Saturday classes if he or she is failing a class, according to the school website.

The school day is extra long, with doors opening at 7:15 am for breakfast and classes ending at 4 pm, four days a week. Some students stay even later for tutoring or detention. The strict rules and oversight isnt for everyone: About one-third of the students responding to a school survey complained of unfair discipline.

Teachers say they would recommend the school to families and families and teachers say there is frequent, good communication between school and home. The school fields several sports teams, including a championship-winning girls basketball team. However, parents and students would like to see more enrichment and sports activities, according to the school survey.

Brooklyn East Collegiate, opened in 2010, is affiliated with Uncommon Schools, which manages more than a dozen schools in Brooklyn. About half of the graduates attend the Uncommon Charter High School;others go to nearby high schools such as Bedford Academy or Benjamin Banneker.

Admissions:Lottery in April, with preference to District 13. (Pamela Wheaton, school website, DOE statistics, July 2017)

About the students

Enrollment
346
Asian
1.7%
Black
78.0%
Hispanic
6.9%
White
1.5%
Other
11.9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
79%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
1%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 9
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
78%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?
5%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
36%
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
55%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
83% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
24%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
14%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
23%
89% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
18%
83% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
68%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
50%
87% 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?
39%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
35%
35% Citywide Average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
65%
76% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
56%
61% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
57%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
94%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
89%
84% 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
2.09
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.05
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.11
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.04
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.35
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.35
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
45%
68% Citywide Average
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Location

80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11238
Prospect Heights (District 13)
Trains: 2,3 to Bergen St; B, Q to 7th Ave
Buses: B41, B45, B65, B67, B69

Contact

Phone
718-250-5760
Principal
Rodolpho Loureiro