School Details

Essence School

590 Sheffield Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 272-8371
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3, 6-8 182 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

2%
14%
29%
4%
15%
38%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
14%
29%
7%
14%
33%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
14%
36%
4%
6%
22%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Essence School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Essence School is MS. CLAUDY MAKELELE, who can be contacted at cmakelele@schools.nyc.gov. 182 children attend Essence School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the Essence School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 182 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Essence School is 13:1. New Grace Center Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 53%
Hispanic 24% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 86%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers loose d kids work..U never know till d last min. wats goin on since d teachers don't call if ur child is failing a test or is having a hard time...I'm extremely frustrated and turned off with this school..Go 2 another middle school where the teachers and staf are organized and actually do their jobs..

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is wonderful if you as a parent collaborate with the principle teachers and the school administrators. Parents must get involved with their children s school activities in order for their children to excel. The child must be willing to do the work for him or her to excel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School Brilliant Teachers and a Caring Administration.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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