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Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School

Charter | K-3 | 229 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $345,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,180.

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Posted August 27, 2014

The worse school of ever I guess if you have no values and coming from a hostile environment its the best school for your staff is very defensive, you cannot have a decent conversation with out they taking it to a next level, but then again most parent in that neighborhood don't hold a high school diploma therefore the staff tent to stereotypes classifying all parents as the same.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 30, 2013

The scholars have the most precious teachers backing them, unfortunately, if you ask the parents their liking of the school you will hear mixed stories - more negative than positive. I travel past their new location on Rockaway and do not like how their parents clog up the sidewalk, but I do like how I can overhear their conversations. There are issues with the school bus, other transportation services, communications with the school, a few teachers with attitudes and the infamous Ms. Richie is no longer there. Also, I have researched the schools under the Uncommon Schools organization and sorry to see that Brownsville is not doing well, but the other schools under the organization are doing awesome. Hope things get better soon, I know I would not want my child there. When the children exit, you can see right away who the bad apples are. Again, hope it gets better soon.

Posted October 6, 2011

Leadership Prep is an excellent school. The prinicipal Ms. Richie and her staff have a genuine love for the students and parents. ONE TEAM ONE FAMILY! I love the school newspaper and the curriculum prepared for the students. It is truly like getting a private education for free. My daughter AMAZES me with the things she learned, her reading and math abilities. She loves her teachers and I must say, Leadership Prep staff does listen to a parent's concern and will try to rectify a situation as soon as possible. The only down side is that the children do not get to go outside at all. Also the neighborhood is in Brownville, Brooklyn, which I consider to be a rather dangerous place to be, but that is the A+ of them not going outside, I guess. I love the staff!!! and there are always helpful and cheerful. GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2011

I must say I love Leadership!!!! They are very dedicated to the students and their future. They set high expectations and my son and I strive to exceed them. The school is very orderly and organize. The smallest things won't slip threw the cracks. I am very happy with the education my son receives there. There is absolutely nothing I would change.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2011

Ms Scodary Does a great Job. The children love to be in her class. She does her best everyday.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.







The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.






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Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 85% 19%
Hispanic 2 14% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 149%N/A49%
Male 151%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 48%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
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Brooklyn, NY 11212
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