School Details

Community Partnership Charter School

241 Emerson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 399-3824
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 410 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

18%
29%
31%
37%
30%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
26%
30%
40%
30%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
28%
30%
33%
24%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
18%
30%
20%
14%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
18%
31%
32%
10%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
19%
34%
8%
12%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #13 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Community Partnership Charter School is a charter middle school. The principal of Community Partnership Charter School is Melanie Bryon/Keisha Rattray, who can be contacted at mbryon@cpcsschool.org/krattray@cpcsschool.org. 410 students go to Community Partnership Charter School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Community Partnership Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 410 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Community Partnership Charter School is 13:1. MS 596 Peace Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 88% 61%
Hispanic 11% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 15%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 70%
Limited English proficiency 0% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Both of my children were educated at this fabulous school unfortunately my daughter only got to be there for her 5th grade year. However she was coming from a catholic school in which she was in a title 1 program in which she was being pulled out of class three times per week for help in math and still carried a D. Once she was accepted at CPCS her math scores and ability soared. My son has been a part of the CPCS family since first grade and was just last year part of the first middle school graduating class. From day one the school teachers and administrators have been extremely nurturing as well as understanding to his early emotional issues. Ms. Bryon Ms. Cho Ms. Argamine and a host of other educators taught him strategies in order to deal with his emotions. He worked on them and that is probably why he has been so successful. The middle school experience was just as good if not better. He was pushed to be great by Ms. Rattray (director) Ms. McDonald and all the educators at the upper school. They have always been ABOUT THE KIDS . If I ever decided to have another child (NEVER) they will be attended CPCS and CPCMS. It is a GREAT educational institution!!!

  • (9 months ago)

    We were invited to attend Community Partnership - Middle Academy a few weeks after the start of the school year and within days I saw a complete turnaround in my 5th grader's mood. He was now excited about going to school. A few minutes into our tour of CPCS Middle I knew this was a unique place Clean organized friendly and familiar. That awkward Parent - Teacher barrier does not exist in action or communication. It really does feel like a "community" there. I find the faculty committed and hardworking...and most telling is that they seem to like each other and enjoy coming to work which of course points to management. I am also impressed by the Principal and Deans. They too are hardworking but I find them to be well versed in the practice of educating young people and able to communicate that in a way that makes sense and does not condescend to we harried parents. The Operations Team are my favorites. They always have a smile and a welcome for parents and from my point of view give 110%. My son is growing as a student and as a person. He's doing great and learning a lot. Extracurricular offerings (Music Chess etc.) have him further energized and engaged.

  • (10 months ago)

    Our two children are in the 8th and 5th grades at CPCS. Moving our children from a private school to CPCS wasn t an easy choice. It meant breaking the bonds of friendship that were forged over the years between students and teachers and it weighed heavily on our minds. We did some research on the school and asked the parents of children attending the school about their experiences with faculty and staff. We even went a little further we asked the guard if she would have her children attend CPCS. Like the other parents we interviewed the response was positive. And based on the feedback we felt very confident in our decision to enroll our children at CPCS. We haven t regretted sending our children to CPCS. The school is safe and the teachers are exceptional educators. The children have adjusted well to their new surroundings and love their new school. Additionally I have seen amazing academic growth especially with my son Brandon. I would highly recommend CPCS to any parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    Some bumps with the opening of the middle school but our family has been with CPCS since K and I never feel like my children are lost in the mix. My voice matters and my children are given amazing experiences. Very happy with my school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Yes some administrators were let go because of "reconstruction." Not sure what that means since they were great people. Many new faces especially at the MS. Some great teacher's are still teaching there. One child had a great experience and the other did not though they had some special teachers. We'll see how this year pans out.

  • (1 year ago)

    Two adminstrators quit and many good teachers' contacts were not renewed. Something is wrong with this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending CPCS since the first grade and I m very proud to say that he has grown into a very responsible young man. The lessons that I teach my son at home are reinforced by the staff at CPCS on a consistent basis. The staff at CPCS have set the same level of expectations for my son that he has at home in all areas respect accountability team work or just helping out when needed. My son has proven that he can do this with the help of the teachers and staff cheering him on every step of the way. I appreciate how the teachers are always updating the parents on all activities happening at the school. I also applaud the zero tolerance policy that CPHS adheres to which in turn teaches the students accountability and responsibility. I admire how the principal stands outside every morning shaking each child's hand and addressing them by name. I am very impressed when I see how the principal teachers and staff all take a personal interest in each student s progress and future goals and achievements. My son will be one of many students to graduate next year and I m confident that when he enters high school he will continue to soar and achieve greatness.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a school where students are not safe. Students are allowed to hurt their peers and teachers. The leadership team does not discipline students in any way for hurting other people. Teachers want to do their jobs but cannot because of the extreme lack of safety. Teacher turn over is at 35% as a result of the unsafe working conditions. Only 30% of students passed the state tests because of the learning conditions. Parents need to know that their child will not be safe at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love CPCS Middle School! It is a wonderful space that encourages parent participation and support. As an educator myself I see the unfortunate distinction between this charter school and SOME public schools. One of the biggest contrast is how totally dedicated the teachers are to the students. These wonderful individuals avail themselves to both parent and student beyond teaching hours to support academic growth. On weekends when there are community activies many of the teachers as well as the administration come and participate. In addition to their committment I love that they allow my daughters to think for themselves. There is a great deal of critical thinking and introspection involved in the learning process. The classes are engaging an my daughters test scores were very impressive. The one area that I have issue with would be when we gather for meetings. Many parents forget the teachers are off duty and it now their job to monitor their children. I become frustrated when children are walking around and talking while an adult is trying to speak. Other than that I have no complaints only high praise for CPCS.

  • (3 years ago)

    CPCS makes children realise their future ambitions irrespective of their color and background. With four kids in the school CPCS is home away from home because the teachers are caring by engaging their students in thorough academic programs that suit individual student's ability enhancing parents-teachers relationship and above all ensuring rigorous academic standard.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten and I was so happy when they started a Middle School Program. The teacher's have shown my son tremendous attention and dedication to his education and overwhelm development as a human being. Recently both he and I were part of a group of eighteen that was chosen to participate in The Doctor's for a Day program in Irvine California. We were provided with everything from airfare hotel acomodation and food. In addition to learning and spending time with the most awesome and caring doctors we were also taken to DisneyLand Cove Beach and the Discovery Zone. What an experience we had that neither my son or me will ever forget. This is truly a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    No matter where you live or have your child attend school problems will surface based on the actions characteristics and function of the family. I've learned that with CPCS you get what you put in. The school is not a babysitting place. The school is not a parenting school. CPCS is what's in the name a community partnership and families need to partner with their community to raise a prospective scholar.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children in CPCS and I Love the teachers devotion and sincerity towards the children. The school operates as a famiily and is dedicated to helpin eachother. I have nothing negative to say about CPCS. It has so far been a great expeirience.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has atternded cpcs for the past four years. Every year has gotton progressively better than the last. What i love about this community is that they know each and every student on a personal basis. The constant assesments enables the teachers to push the students to a accelarated and realistic grade level no matter if the student is performing above. The director is absolutely marvelous understanding and definitly approachable. She really has high expectations for her students and equipps her staff with the necessary tools to contiuously reinforce the core values. I am so satisfied with my childs progress and education that i would definitly recommend the school for five stars.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has been here for three years (now in the third grade) and we are not satisfied with the school. Our experience here has not been good. My child was diagnosis with a learning disability during 1st grade(caught by her 1st grade teacher @ CPCS). CPCS has tried to develop programs to accomodate children with learning diabilities but in my opnion it has been to no avail. This school has several disadvantages ; 1) Only 2 classes are offered per grade 2) there is a high turnover of teachers in the lower grades(no consistancy) 3) I.E.P.'s are not fully complied some teachers are inexperienced and therefore allow room for many errors. We have been very patient and give credit to those few who have been helpful but overall we give this school a thumbs down . Children who are in the top of the class and very independent may survive.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school my kids thrive in this school environment. They love the teachers and yes most of them are young so what my kids relate to them. My son scored above average on both state tests last year. I am kept well aware of everything that goes on involving my children. Both my husband and I am satisfied with CPCS.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow Im reading the parents comments and all I can say is wow the reason being is I am having a hard time in this school this year. My child is coming from a regular public school into this charter school and it has been a very hard struggle. I am trying harder than I would have ever imagined to adjust to the different personalities of the staff and teachers. My child is coming from a very calm setting firm but caring teachers in CPCS this is not the case the teacher she has now is absolutely awful alll he does is yell all day at the children. Basically what im trying to say I feel he is not experienced in teaching children. i am not comfortable with a grown man constantly yelling at these kids everyday what kind of teaching method is this? military. that is my complaint.

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with the current reveiw. I am giving them one more year although my child is begging to be out now. It is correct about the parent clique. Even some of the teachers are falling into that trap. If you show up everyday and sit in the school then your child is in the top rank of treatment. If you don't then you're out of the loop and your kid could be penalized. One of the reasons I sent my child to CPCS is because I did not want her in the regular PS setting. Now since we are renting space in one this coming year I am interested to see how this all pans out. Again good luck if you plan to send your little one here. Also the curriculum is not that tight. Get to work CPCS!

  • (11 years ago)

    If your child needs a structured setting this is not the school for you. My child has attended since the inception of the school. We choose this school because we thought that there would be smaller classes with more teacher attention for the students. To our dismay the teachers are young and mostly unexperienced. Most are not experienced in teaching in urban settings. We stayed on board because we were hoping that the climate would become one of learning however they are still experiencing many growing pains. The site of the school was not in the conventional school setting they rented space in a commercial/residential space. This coming year they have rented space within a NYC Public School. I say good luck to anyone who does not have time to participate in the 'Parent Cliques' that are thriving within the PTA if they don't see you on a regular basis then your child will recieve less than favorable treatment. Again good luck if you are sending your child to this school.

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