Middle School 839

  • Middle School 839 serves 210 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is 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 is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Middle School 839's student population of 210 students has grown by 100% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 100% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students210 students
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers

School Comparison

  • Middle School 839's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Middle School 839 is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#2910 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
Two or more races
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Middle School 839.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.720.39
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #15 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn P.S. 130 Parkside
    Grades: PK-5 | 810 students
    0.2 miles
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    0.2 PK-5 810
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    Grades: PK-5 | 1202 students
    0.4 miles
    1 Albemarle Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    0.4 PK-5 1202
  • Brooklyn P.S. 249 Caton
    Grades: PK-5 | 902 students
    0.4 miles
    18 Marlborough Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    0.4 PK-5 902
  • Brooklyn Junior High School 62 Ditmas
    Grades: 6-8 | 1184 students
    0.6 miles
    700 Cortelyou Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    0.6 6-8 1184
  • Brooklyn P.S. 139 Alexine A Fenty
    Grades: PK-5 | 970 students
    0.6 miles
    330 Rugby Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    0.6 PK-5 970

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