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Mark Twain is 239 for the Gifted and Talented

Public | 6-8 | 1281 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2014

The teachers in general are great, and I learned, but I don't think I'm being challenged enough. Also, the classes aren't organied very well. There's a new cluster that only has two classes and two teachers, while all the other clusters have four classes and four teachers, so there are two teachers teaching the four core subjects. This particular cluster is also picked on a lot by the other clusters. Really, other than my creative writing talent class, I don't think I'm learning very much from this school than I would from any other school. The teachers do try very hard, but I still think this school is overrated.


Posted January 10, 2014

I am currently in this school in 6th grade and i love it the teacher's are funny and nice. I am in vocal talent are teacher is really nice and i learned so much about vocal. The school isn't hard all you have to do is study


Posted December 3, 2013

Mark Twain is great and the staff are very nice, but it's far too stressful. The teachers give way more homework than most of the students can finish in one night, and wind up having to finish it in the auditorium or cafeteria the next morning. You might say that this is our problem with time management, but I think differently. Not only do we have a test practically every week, but they are all piled on top of each other, meaning we have 7 tests in a single week. Most students(like me) live relatively far from the school. I take the train home, and it takes me an hour. Why do I rate this school five stars if it sounds so stressful? Because the teachers are willing to do what ever they can to help you. I had a lot of trouble in math and I was feeling really depressed this year. My teachers realized before I even told my friends. They let me come to tutoring every other day, and I have a 98 average-pretty good compared to my beginning of 87. That's all I really have to say. The staff is amazing and there isn't a single teacher/administrator I didn't like.


Posted September 28, 2013

My son loves mark twain when he was in sixth grade and he had science they did a very cool experiment. These were the steps. 1. Put 5ml of cabbage juice in all the four test tubes. 2. Then we had to put 15 drops of vinegar in one of the test tubes. 3. Then we had to put 15 drops of ammonia in another test tube. 4. We had to put 15 drops of baking soda in the third test tube. 5. The fourth test tube we left alone. The results were, after putting vinegar in the first test tube the cabbage juice turned crimson. Then when we put ammonia the cabbage juice turned into so many colors. Blue,green,lime green,torquoise, and a little bit black. Then finally after putting baking soda into the cabbage juice it turned dark green and it was so fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Its a great school my nephew has alot of fun. He is learning so much about arts ad theater.he is excelling in his studies while making life long friends.


Posted September 16, 2013

Mark Twain was an amazing school. I just graduated and I miss it so much. Most of my teachers throughout my middle school experience were down to earth, kind, and helpful. They have good and fun lessons and sharpen up your academic skills I also hung out with some of my teachers. They were that chill. The homework load isn't that bad. It takes maybe about 2-3 hours, more or less. The bookbags are heavy and can be a pain. Just empty them out once in a while.The bathrooms and cafeteria can be gross, but the school is pretty clean overall. The hallways can get crowded; you just have to navigate through the kids that are trying to class. It becomes a routine eventually. It's also easy to get around the school (even though it's big). Twain also has talents (art, creative writing, dance, etc) that let kids have fun doing something they tried out for and enjoy. The school is starting to go on more trips, unlike in the past. You should definitely apply to Mark Twain, despite the rigorous courses which only prepare you for the future. To current students, enjoy it. You'll miss it. I made so many friendships and broadened my horizons. So, thank you Mark Twain for being an excellent school.


Posted September 11, 2013

AWESOME is how you would describe Mark Twain for the Gifted and the Talented. I think you should know that Mark Twain is awesome! It has great teachers and great things to offer. I love how you get to paint on the doors, walls, and chairs if you are in art talent. Mark Twain is definitely something you should look forward to. I think MArk Twain can definitely improve in many,many ways. First, at least have one or two elevators or so so students will not have to carry 20 pounds of textbooks, papers, notebooks, and binders through 3 flights of stairs. It is quite heavy and sweaty during the days, so about 200 students will bumrush up the stairs all sweaty, tired, and complaining about the very heavy backpacks all the way up. It is, from experience, very darn heavy. Suggesting a large elevator, such as some seen at Macy's, is suggesting a faster way to go and a less tiring way.


Posted August 15, 2013

I just graduated Twain and I'm going to Brooklyn Tech . I can honestly say that its a great school. I had good teachers, not all of them were great, but that happens. No one can possibly love every teacher they have. People try to talk kids out of going to this school, but why? Yea its gets tough, but high school won't be easy either. This school represents a mini highschool, nevertheless everyone gets along. We had guys who fooled around in class a lot. What teenage boys don't? This is a regular middle school if you look at the kids. If you look at the grades, its not. It's competitive. No joke. It's not too big of a deal, but there is a streak of competition between friends. It builds characterand the school sends more than half of the graduates to specialized highschools. The first year might seem tough. I found that at first i hung around kids and our personalities clashed. By the end of eighth grade you build strong friendships and it's sad to let them go. Many people are happy to leave, but only because they are excited for highschool. I was happy for that reason, but I can't believe I won't have Math talent everyday with those kids or any other class. Twain is great.


Posted August 5, 2013

The school gave hand crafted summer book project for incoming students. I can tell someone really disected what skills were needed in the school and came up with an assignment to educate students and parents in it. It wasnt too much or too little. It is the great book "Boy" the autobiograpby of Roald Dahl. It is helping my daughter really bridge the distance between Elementary and Middle school content. If this is an indication of academics in this talent school then I am very pleased.It is so important that kids develop at this time of their lives because they can grow in any direction. I am glad the 'talent' is not the only focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

IS 239's teachers are wonderful, and they make school very fun for students like me. They have fun days like Mark Twain Spirit Day, or Crazy Hat Day. Almost every day there is free tutoring during lunch. They have dances and trips. Students are split into talents, (i.e. creative writing, drama,computer/math, winds, strings, vocal, media, science, athletics, dance, etc.) Two of the only bad things is that it is really far from a lot of houses, which makes transportation hard, and there is a load of homework. Mark Twain is a truly great school.


Posted May 16, 2013

This school is a safe & organized place for your middle schooler to learn. I think many of the parents are full of themselves, thinking their kids are better than kids in other schools. I have 2 sons in middle school. One goes to Twain, and one is in a CIG program at another middle school. I think the work being done in the CIG program is more advanced than the work being done by my son in MT. Don't get me wrong ... the work is absolutely rigorous. I just do not think that you can't get the same quality education in other schools. With that said ... I can't say that Mark Twain is not a great school. My son loves his talent, and that helps keep him passionate about his work in all subjects. Most of the teachers are responsive and encourage the kids to do their best. Honors classes are not offered in the 6th grade. Your placement in Honors is determined by your grades in 6th grade. Parent Teacher Night is a crazy free for all, but the teachers do make time to see you by appointment if you need to see them. Overall ... I'm happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Mark Twain is an excellent school and it is a great feeder to the specialized High Schools e.g. Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech etc. The teachers seem very caring and involved in teaching the students. Every time I have tried to communicate with the teachers they have been receptive to my comments and welcome my involvement. My son is finishing 6th grade and got accepted to Hunter College High School and Mark Twain was a great MS to help him get accepted. I highly recommend this school and plan to send my daughter here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

This school is unique and awesome! I'm in the 6th grade and I just saw my reading skills teacher review this website. Yes, there is no recess, but that includes an education class replacing it. That means this school focuses more on education then "fun". That's why I liked this school in the first place. If you want your kid above everyone else, send him to Mark Twain! The school for gifted and talented awaits. Don't trust the dislikes. They're probably just trying to make you not let your kid be smart. I think they're a bit jealous for new kids too cause they worry if the new kids get smarter then them. That's my opinion and I will rock this school!


Posted January 14, 2013

Im now in 8th grade and I HATE Mark Twain and can' wait to get out. The school is not very diverse and teachers treat the kids like their 3 year old's. Children need to learn how to be a complete person outside of school. There are alot of immature kids in this school that don't act up to their age. Also we never have gym! We never play because "we keep talking". The gym teachers don't understand that the kids are talking on purpose to prevent their-selves from playing because they are not physically active and don't want to play. The point of gym is to teach the kids how to be physically active and work hard. The kids and teachers in this school are completely spoilt ! Do not go to Mark Twain Jhs it's a waist of your time


Posted December 2, 2012

I have read over all of these reviews, and on the first couple of pages tons of them were negative... I can't even think what was running through these peoples minds because it's a great school. Sure i'm just a freshman here but you get enrichment classes involving Science, Dance, Tech, Math, and Social Studies. Sure maybe bullying is a problem but that's why there's a guidance counselor people! Sure talent is a big part, don't go saying Talent is the only thing you do because that is not true. Personally I love this school, sure I wish we could go outside but we don't have a yard, or really maybe in the spring we could go to the park. But right now I have no complaints since you have a great school here.


Posted September 7, 2012

This school defiantly isn't as social as it gets or even as social as is healthy for a kid. Nor is getting physical. There isn't any recess, and you've got no time between classes to talk because you've only got 3 minutes to run through the whole school. We only have 2 periods of gym every week, and it's gym that tends to get cancelled, not social studies, or ELA. And the school is over-protective. You may think about that as a good thing, but how will they prepare for life when they're older?


Posted August 13, 2012

Many people say that the students make the school great. In some way this is true. The teachers are average. Few could be considered excellent. In my point of view, a school for the "gifted and talented" should help the children reach their full potential, which the school does not always do. It often values organization skills and ambitiousness vs talent and creativity. Competitiveness can also be a problem. But in spite of that , I would choose the same school again,because compared with other schools, it was more suitable for my child. Although it may not be the best choice for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

ILOVE THIS SCHOOL. I am in 6th grade and I wish I could stay in this school all my life.All the teachers and all the extra curiculim classes are awsome. I have 4 classes, lunch, and 2 enrichments. Math talent is awsome, we play on iPads. The sixth grade trip was so much fun. I had so many fun trips.we don't get a lot of homework, we have tutoring, we have a snack,salad, and like a buffet at lunch. I LOVE MARK TWAIN is239


Posted May 25, 2012

Seven years after graduating from Mark Twain, I look back and shudder at how traumatizing my experience was. The level of intelligence comes from the kids. Most of the teachers don't know how to teach. I left this school, (more like ran out of this school), with absolutely no self-esteem, depressed and lost. They don't teach you how to be a person in there which is something schools need. Spare your kids. If you want them to be in a socially appropriate environment, send them somewhere else. It's one thing to send your kids to the "best" schools, but it's another to keep them mentally intact. The bullying is out of this world. It's based not only on looks, but on the level of talent and one's intelligence. These were the worst 3 years of my life and these are somewhat critical years in a child's development. Do not send your children to Mark Twain.


Posted February 29, 2012

This is a great school. I am really happy to be in Mark Twian. It has so much to offer. Each talent does something special. Also, to let you try new things we have enrichment classes! Although it may sometimes be challenging we also have tutoring during lunch. It's very comfortable in general and the teachers make sure everyone understands everything.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities8%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities31%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the middle school level.

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Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 51% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 32% 9%
Black 2 10% 19%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
French
German
Italian
Chinese (Mandarin)
Russian
Spanish
Hebrew, Arabic
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • ew York State non-Title 1 High Performing Gap Closing Public Schools (2004)
  • ew York State non-Title 1 High Performing Gap Closing Public Schools (2005)
  • ew York State non-Title 1 High Performing Gap Closing Public Schools (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew, Arabic
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 2386 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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Parents106386%
Students125499%
Teachers6997%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8am
School end time
  • 2:50pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. KAREN DITOLLA
Fax number
  • (718) 266-1693

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew, Arabic
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Very active parents' association many successful fundraisers for our internal expenditures as well as charities many local public school graduations held in our auditorium
More from this school
  • The best way to get to know us is from our web site at is239.schoolwires.com
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Students typically come from these schools
A mix of NYC Community District 21 Schools (our local school district) and students from all over Brooklyn, and a few from Stat

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Brooklyn Technical High School
Stuyvesant High School
LaGuardia High School for the Arts
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2401 Neptune Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
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Phone: (718) 266-0814

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