Brooklyn Ascend Charter School

  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School serves 1,266 students in grades Kindergarten-10.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the New York state average of 48%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the New York state average of 40%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.

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School Overview

  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School's student population of 1,266 students has grown by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 62% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-10
Total Students1,266 students
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Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,393 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (14-15)#3165 out of 4393 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
96%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.080.71
This chart display the diversity score of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Brooklyn Ascend Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBrooklyn Ascend Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School opened in September 2008 and is Ascend Learning’s flagship school. Brooklyn Ascend Rockaway Parkway Campus serves students in kindergarten through third grade, most of whom live in the school’s district of residence, Community School District 18. The Brooklyn Ascend East 98th Street Campus serves students in grades 4 through 8.The Rockaway Parkway campus school occupies 60,000 feet over five floors in a newly constructed building. The design features abundant natural light from four sides of the property, spacious classrooms, and a rooftop playground.

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