School Details

Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School

157 Wilson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-4018
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-11 409 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

21%
30%
47%
40%

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
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
29%
73%
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 2013
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
29%
66%
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 2013
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
36%
85%
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 2013
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
66%
31%
76%
86%
77%
91%
74%
96%
71%
96%
73%
96%
77%
100%
80%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School is a charter high school. The principal of Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School is MR. J T LEAIRD, whose e-mail is jleaird@collegiatecs.org. 409 students attend Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 409 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School is 12:1. Yeshiva Beth Josef Zvi Dushinsky is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% %
Black, non-Hispanic 38% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 84%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. My son came from a public school in the neighborhood which told me that he needed special services. He has been an honor student since he started in September. There is alot of homework and rules if you as the parent work with your child every night your child will be successful. This is team effort if you do not have this mind set then this is not the school for you or your child. The entire staff goes above and beyond.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school isn't as good as it seems. My child comes home everyday with 5 long home works sometimes 6/7. My child is stressed out to the max. He will not be attending this school next year. This school isn't the best

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and both of them started when they were in 5th grade. This school is the best thing that could have happened for my family. They focus on academics and my children learn not only quality content but at a high level. My son for example was already strong in math prior to enrolling in the school and he was actually able to tutor a college student in math with the techniques he learned. My daughter is a book worm and this school so they have enhanced her writing skills and give her a lot of challenging books to read an interpret. I absolutely love this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has been an A/Honor Roll student every school year since 5th grade she graduates next month and I will miss this school. I never worried about her safety or had to address any fighting issues. This school has a zero tolerance for that type of behavior and violence and fighting is grounds for being expelled. Their schools trip are affordable mostly free and life learning experiences/enhancements. Class sizes are small and modeled and named after their homeroom teachers' college where they graduated. I found this as an excellent to show our kids what to expect and to look forward to when they go to college. Moreover it serves as practice too to participate in college pride rallys and school debates. This school is one of NY's best kept secrets! But should serve as a model to most of the struggling middle schools in our city. Truly they will be missed!!! Four flights up and not one parent mentioned that! Shows how great it is!! lol

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school my daughter just graduated. Her class was the 2nd graduating class since the school open their doors and I have to say that the staff is amazing. They are all extremely helpful anc caring. My daughter attended a regular public school before I unfortunately she wasn't pushed to do her best. In this school kids are challenged every day to do their best not only in their school work but also in their personal lives. I recommend this school to all the parents I know that have kids entering the 5th grade. My son is now also attending and my younger daughter will definetly be attending as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    This charter school is doing great things for it's students and family. My son who came to this school failing is doing above and beyond our expectations in all areas including the state exams. The teachers are excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are focused in making our children successful Adults!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    We love our school. It has been such a positive experience for my son- I with there were more school just like it. Keep up the good work.

  • (6 years ago)

    WCCS is a great school. Their academic program is great. My son who attend this school is doing wonderful and i hope that we keep striving for the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    WC goes above and beyond a parents typical expectations. I've been very pleased with the friendly safe nature of the school community as well as incredibly able teachers and staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. Both the teachers and leadership are committed to the sucess of all the children and do an excellent job in making the children want to suceed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Enrolling in WCCS is the best decision that I could ever make for my daughter. The school makes the learning process interesting for the students. My daughter tells me she is no longer bored in her classes. She likes doing her work and she has started reading more books. Students are well-disciplined and are also rewarded for good behavior when appropriate. I would recommend the school to every parent.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are good schools who really pay attention to the children overall needs to flurish and grow. The teachers are suppose to help children learn and grow with the experience of learning and developing into young men and women who will prog'ress as adults. If this is what you need and want. Don't Send your child to this school. Please check out all details of the school as much as you can. My child was an A student now she is a C. Enough said. The teachers are new to the teaching themselves. So how can it be progress. If the ones that are teaching don't have a clue.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has a lot of flaws in it the teachers are new to the teaching profession and it shows. The school itself was not given enouth thought on how it is suppose to perform. They just have a lot of rules even for the students that do exactly what they are suppose to do If one child wont listen all the children are punished to the max a lot of the time This causes strees for the kids who do listen I would not recommend you to send your child there unless he or she has problems listening to the teachers and need to be diciplined instead of learning. This school should be watched. I think and feel they will be losing a lot more students next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's second year in wccs. Last year my son was close to being held back because of reading and math. The saturday school and the 3 week summer program helped so much that he achieved a high average in reading achievement in the month of september of this year school just started .He is so excited!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is just now enrolled in this school and its like winning the lottery. An education that is the same quality as an expensive private school and teachers that really care.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am so happy to have my daughter enrolled in WCCCS. She is already more excited about homework and learning than she was at her other school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son and I are both thrilled with WCCS. Structured academics with exciting and creative enrichment programs. The faculty are united and devoted in giving their best to the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son and I are both thrilled with WCCS. Structured academics with exciting and creative enrichment programs. The faculty are united and devoted in giving their best to the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love our school! The teachers are amazing and are helping my son grow academically and also experience the world!

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