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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 376 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
101 Park Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
930
39 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$63,805
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,486
National
$949
Median Home Value
$576,631
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Basketball games
    24%
  • Dance shows
    24%
  • Marching band
    21%
  • Home coming
    17%
  • Anual theme park trip
    7%
  • Chorus shows
    3%
  • Theater Shows
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
376
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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My experience at this school wasn't the best. In fact it was far from the best. The problem with this school is its lack of communication between the faculty and its students. Events go unsaid and undiscussed until the very last minute of the event. There is a lack of preparation within the school when it comes to anything. That includes regents, parties, even performances. This school faces the major issue of bad communication resulting in the altering in the future of the student that attend.
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In McKinney, you will find a very comfortable and caring environment. The school has a very tight-knit student/staff relationship, almost as if the school itself were a small community. However, the school's comfortability does leave some things to be desired when it comes to discipline and structure. Organization could be a little bit more prevalent as well as communication between students and staff.
McKinney Is a performing arts school that helped me get out my shell through vocal and performances. The teachers and staff that worked there truly cared about the students and went above and beyond. The only thing I wished was different was having to worry about uniform.