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K-7
Public charter
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 847
 

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205 Rockaway Pkwy-2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11212

(718) 907-9150
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Map of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School address.
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 31, 2015
The reason I feel this way becasue raising children with behavior problems my scholars would tend to be picked on or made to fill unwanted. But here at this school the administration makes sure that me as the parent is on the same agenda. They are very fair and takes out time to work with my scholars and myself.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
Bushwick ascend has taken a turn for the better. The new leadership team that are in place now are phenomenal! My scholars have had a hard time with behavior issuses, but this school administration have help me tremendously with addressing and fixing this problem. Now that this new team is in place my kids are more excited about going to school and they are truly learning. I have a direct encounter with my scholars teachers and administration, and the school feels more organized and functions at a level of greatness

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
After researching and visiting several schools in my pursuit of a teaching position, I found Brooklyn Ascend Charter to be among the most favorable that I've come across. The staff was welcoming and courteous. Also, the students that I had been introduced to before my demo lesson were friendly and attentive. During the lesson, the scholars (as they are referred at Ascend) were disciplined, engaged in the activities and inquisitive, as they asked questions that reflected their ability to think critically. After my demo lesson, I met one of the members of the support staff and the principal for my interview. They both offered constructive feedback about my lesson and were insightful in their suggestions of ways in which the lesson could have been improved. I had no doubt that Brooklyn Ascend Charter would have been a great school to begin my career as a full-time classroom teacher. Unfortunately, I had to decline my offer to join the staff at Ascend due to its proximity from where I currently live. On the whole, I found this school so to be one that motivates its students to learn and excel academically. It also provides support and constructive criticism to its teachers to enhance their teaching practice. Students and teachers alike would benefit greatly from joining Brooklyn Ascend.

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2015
I have to say that Brooklyn Ascend Charter School has changed for the best. I have seen such a great shift in the curriculum and the culture at the school. Scholars are more engaged in their learning, they are taking ownership and they are becoming critical thinkers and problem solvers in both aspects (academics and culture). The teachers and leaders are phenomenal and work so hard to provide a quality education to scholars. Our School Director, Johana Andujar, is by far the best school director EVER. I really appreciate her transparency and willingness to go above and beyond for her staff. Its definitely a family and I appreciate everyone. Thank you curriculum team for taking on the planning of pacing and assessments, it definitely makes the teachers lives that much easier. Culture team (yes, this includes the BA), you all are AMAZING.

- submitted by a teacher
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 28, 2015
The teachers, hands down, are AMAZING. They are do dedicated and genuinely care for all of the scholars.

- submitted by a teacher
Amount of homework: Don't know
May 28, 2015
There are days when it seems to be a bit much but we are just making sure we are doing all that we can to educate our scholars.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 28, 2015
Yes, Responsive Classroom is working in the lower school. Scholars are showing so much compassion and empathy, which is our schools values, CARES.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 28, 2015
The culture shift has been amazing. The schools culture at Brooklyn Ascend Charter school wasn't always how it is now. With the Responsive Classroom approach, I see a difference in the scholars. Wise choice.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 28, 2015
From my observation as a mother. When I visit the school I'm always pleased. The equality in which they treat each child is a comforting feeling. Most times parents are worried about if their child is safe when they drop them off to school. At BACS the minute you arrive on the block of the school a sense of security overwhelms you, reassuring you that it's ok to leave your child in their care. Every child is treated fairl and accordingly. There is no discriminating among the staff or anyone involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2015
My kids started from kindergarten and is now in 2nd &3rd grade. Ever since, the growth in learning they've made is amazing. The teachers and staff of the school are very warm welcoming and pleasant, they constantly keep you updated with information regarding your child as well as ensuring you as a parent stay on task with what's going on in the school. Some of the services offered such as after school tutoring which gives your child an opportunity to improve academically if they see that your child is having a hard time with the work, the great trips, their seasonal concerts which I enjoy all the time and not forgetting their community meeting which gives you the public a chance to voice your opinion and ideas to improve the school. The environment of the school on a whole gives your child room to grow. These qualities are what makes Brooklyn Ascend stand out top of my list for great schools. As a parent I want the best education for my kids and from my experience most schools do not offer most of this. If you're looking for a great school check out BACS.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2015
This by far is one of the best charter school in Brooklyn. My children has been in this school since the doors open in  2008. This school has great staff and academics for the scholars. My daughter is already talking about what college she wants to go to and she only in the 7th grade. This school push each and every scholar to aim for success.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2015
This school is made great because of the teachers and leaders. They really care and there aren't people here for superficial reasons. They take the art of educating seriously. They really worked hard the past 2 school years to create more parent involvement opportunities.

- submitted by a community member

October 11, 2014
i hate this school so much. i currently attend their middle school and its horrible! They are constantly replacing teachers and i question the process of hiring some of them because most of them give up easily. We barely have trips and have tests almost every week. Ms. Gengzlinger is nice sometimes but then again she doesnt listen to what we have to say. We are the students after all. They give us no freedom and the school days are long and tireing. Ive been in this school for 7 years and i can't stand it. CAN't wait to graduate -thats if they even have a graduation. Dont send your child here, they WILL hate it

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2013
I am bless and very happy,please my daughter got into this charter school. There rating is the best...

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2013
The teachers at this school are fantastic and well-qualified teachers. Sadly, the administration will run this school into the ground. The leadership at this school does not care about families, scholars, or the community. Their priorities are WAY out of wack. The many pending lawsuits they are in the middle of should be a red flag to parents. Please do not be tricked by the fancy videos of lies on their website. Most of what is said is NOT TRUE!! Please don't send students here.

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2011
One of the best schools in brooklyn they take pride in their scholars they teach them to be disciplined , punctual and also guide them academically to acheive greatness which is what they would need to suceed in the world today.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2010
Brooklyn Ascend suspend their studends for late pickup. Also, they get suspended for playing even at recess. This school did poorly on the state exam. What's even more appalling, there is no one to talk to about the school. If you call the office, you get a machine and no one return your call.To sum it up, inexperience faculty members.

- submitted by a parent

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Brooklyn Ascend Charter School
205 Rockaway Pkwy-2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY  11212
(718) 907-9150
Last modified Brooklyn Ascend Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brooklyn Ascend Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top