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Brooklyn East Collegiate Uncommon Charter School

Grades: 5-8
832 Marcy Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216
Phone: 718-250-5760

Our Insights

What’s Special

Part of a high-performing charter network

The Downside

Possible school leadership issues

Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School, which serves grades 5 to 8, 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.

To accomplish this, Brooklyn East, like other middle schools in the network, provides students with two periods of math and two of English—one focused on reading and one on writing—every day. Classes start in late August and students attend school from 7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. Struggling students are encouraged to attend classes on Saturday.

While students score well above the citywide average on the state standardized math test, they are at the citywide average in English language arts and do not do as well as students at many other Uncommon Schools.

Although Uncommon stresses an orderly environment, only 36 percent of teachers say order and discipline are maintained at Brooklyn East. On the 2016-17 school quality survey, teachers gave the school low marks in many areas and expressed dissatisfaction with principal Rodolpho Loureiro, who became principal in summer 2016.

Uncommon started with middle schools and has expanded to include elementary and high schools. It envisions all of its students staying in the network for kindergarten through 12th grade. Students at Brooklyn East can go on to Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School, a safe school that enjoys strong leadership and does a good job preparing teens for college. In 2017, 100 percent of the high school’s graduates were accepted into four-year colleges, the Amsterdam News reported.

Brooklyn East shares its Prospect Heights building with PS 9.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery for 5th grade. The school fills any vacancies in grades 6 through 8 from its waitlist. Applications are available from the Uncommon website(Gail Robinson, web reports and DOE statistics, April 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 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
15%
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
44%
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?
47%
63% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
31%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
66%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
48%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
4%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
253
Asian
2%
Black
81%
Hispanic
10%
White
1%
Other
5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
6%

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?
40%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
17%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Prospect Heights (District 13)
Trains: 2 Line,3 to Bergen St; B Line, Q Line to 7th Ave
Buses: B41, B45, B65, B67, B69

Contact

Principal
Adwoa Bediako

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 9
Metal detectors?
No

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