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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
School for Democracy & Leadership is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 222 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
600 Kingston Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone
(718) 771-4865
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
57%
Average SAT
910
13 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$52,062
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,277
National
$949
Median Home Value
$457,472
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.
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
222
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I must say that being apart of the SDL community was truly a blessing and sometimes a pain.
SDL was one of the few schools to have implemented restorative justice measures into the school culture. This is definitely what made it unique. It is also a very small school which gives students that hands on learning experience they need.
I have to admit that SDL had no diversity, the school had only blacks (Caribbean-Americans). Sometimes students need to be exposed to other groups of people to grow. SDL also lacked discipline and structure. Other than that it is indeed a great school.
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Hey, my name is Renatta Isaacs and my experience at School for Democracy & Leadership was great because I saw myself grow from six grade until where I am today. Which is my reading skills and writing skills has improved. Also I like that SDL have teachers who care about your education and anyother problems that you have. But one thing I would like to change is that they have more programs and more fun trips for everyone.
The teachers at my school seems very dedicated to their jobs. They often time sacrifice their personal time to assist students with what ever they need, from school work to personal issues. I must say they are a few students who find it hard to approach teachers when it comes to certain situations because they make it clear that they are strictly about school.