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Bushwick Ascend Charter School

Charter | K-2 | 247 students


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This school's leadership is so unorganized and unprofessional. They speak to us as if our opinions do not matter. Additionally, so many teachers have quit already this year and it is not even November! The most troubling thing for me is that students with IEP's are not getting their mandated services due to lack in staffing. I would love to be more involved, but it seems that as parents, we are kept in the dark about the things going on in the school. Leadership is not forthcoming, open, or honest. Rather, they are deceiving and often times even disrespectful. I have even witnessed a member of leadership show disrespect to a teacher, which might explain why the teachers look so exhausted, drained, and frustrated. I don't blame them! My child only has 20 minutes to eat, and 15 minutes of recess even though the school day is extended compared to the public schools. There is supposed to be an open-door policy, and yet I have heard of parents being turned away when they have shown up. I sent my child to this school because I thought it was a better alternative to the public school next door, but I am coming to the conclusion that they may not be the case. What a shame.
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Posted September 17, 2014

Great teachers who care, but they all leave!! Poor leadership too. My kid is never allowed to go to the bathroom or talk during the day. It's like a prison.
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Posted July 21, 2013

This school is an awful school. Many parents think the public schools are bad so they look to charter schools. This school is not focused on the right things. Kids come LAST. This school is a deception!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 50% 19%
Hispanic 2 45% 23%
White 1 3% 48%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 152%N/A49%
Male 148%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 38%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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751 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: (718) 240-9162


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