Explore Charter School

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655 Parkside Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 703-4484

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 540

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Explore Charter School

I taught for multiple years at Explore, and I think the recent one-star reviews were all written by the same disgruntled staff member. No, Explore is not perfect. However, my experience is that Explore has passionate, skilled staff who are dedicated to providing great education to their students. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/23/15

Also replying to the person who had a recent phone interview... I agree with the previous responder. They will typically offer a salary nearly comparable to the DOE (sometimes a bit less), but you will be required to work much longer hours and more days. Your voice will not matter if you try to point ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 08/31/14

Replying to the most recent comment. Salaries vary widely. Seems the general pay structure goes something like this: hire loads of Teach for America and 1st year teachers and pay them very little (less than DOE when you account for required hours worked). Teachers with experience sometimes get paid a ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 08/30/14

I just had a phone interview with this school and was asked to come in to meet with a leadership team and walk them through a lesson. It is for an elementary learning specialist position..which is just another word for special education teacher. I am just curious about their special education program ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/29/14

I taught at Explore for multiple years. It used to be a community of experienced and quality teachers, strong family involvement, decent to good leadership, with a strong curricular vision (especially in math), and trust. This past year, Explore's community lost all of these things. We had no principal, ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 07/29/14

I worked at Explore during the 12-13 school year. I was directly out of grad school, fresh and eager to teach and make an impact on my students. The recruiters picked up on my passion for teaching and hired me. In fact, they were great at hiring great faculty who cared and wanted to grow as educators. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 07/03/14

I taught at Explore for seven years (left in 2012). It is simply NOT the amazing school it used to be. FIFTEEN teachers left during the most recent school year, many quitting, others fired for myriad reasons. This alone is a major red flag for any prospective teacher thinking about accepting a job here. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/08/14

Principle leadership should not be 5 stars especially there have not been a principle all school year. The school has changed principles 2 time while my child attends this school. This school has no direction, no leadership, not bad but needs improvement on their organization. I think the school could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/12/13

oh no, this place is horrible..the teachers are distant and cold..all they do is rush through lessons and eat pizza all day..there is no real focus or mission from anyone...DO NOTSEND YOUR CHILD HERE OR TO ANY RELATED SCHOOL..

Posted by a teacher on 01/23/13

Explore is not a good school anymore, since the move to M.S.2. My son is in the second grade and his class is crowded with 33 students and two "teachers." My son's academics have plumeted recently, and he's starting to have attention problems as well as frequent calls home for behavioral issues. I'm ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/12

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Test Year: 2012
Explore Charter School
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* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

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Brooklyn schools — Explore Charter School is located at 655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn NY 11226. 655 Parkside Ave is in the 11226 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for Explore Charter School is the Explore Charter School. Explore Charter School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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