Essence School (Closed 2018)

590 Sheffield Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Essence School served 105 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was ≤5% (which was lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 6-9% (which was lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 was lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment was 94% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students105 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Essence School
Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
≤5%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Essence 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
6-9%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
9%
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Hispanic
25%
27%
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Black
64%
17%
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White
6%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Essence School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.530.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Essence School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #19 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Essence School is Achievement First East New York Charter School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 190 Sheffield (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn P.S. 190 Sheffield Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 187 students
    0.0 miles
    590 Sheffield Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
    (718) 346-8780
    0 PK-5 187
  • Brooklyn Achievement First East New York Charter School Charter School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 859 students
    0.1 miles
    557 Pennsylvania Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
    (718) 485-4924
    0.1 K-12 859
  • Brooklyn P.S. 13 Roberto Clemente Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 493 students
    0.1 miles
    557 Pennsylvania Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
    (718) 498-3717
    0.1 PK-5 493
  • Brooklyn Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 305 students
    0.3 miles
    574 Dumont Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
    (718) 495-7012
    0.3 PK-5 305
  • Brooklyn P.S. 213 New Lots Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 295 students
    0.3 miles
    580 Hegeman Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207
    (718) 257-4034
    0.3 PK-5 295
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