Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 is a highly-ranked middle school in Brooklyn, New York, serving 928 students in grades 6-8 and part of New York City Geographic District #20, which is ranked 226 out of 866 districts in the state.

Christa McAuliffe School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in New York, with exceptional academic performance that significantly exceeds district and state averages. The school's diverse student population is majority Asian (76.62%), with smaller percentages of White (11.1%), Hispanic (9.38%), and other racial groups. Despite serving a large population of economically disadvantaged students (76.08% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), Christa McAuliffe School excels in supporting the academic achievement of all student subgroups, including female students, male students, English Language Learners, and students with special needs.

While Christa McAuliffe School outperforms many nearby schools, such as Junior High School 259 William McKinley and Madeleine Brennan School (The), which also demonstrate strong academic performance, Christa McAuliffe's consistent 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and top-35 statewide ranking for middle schools make it a standout educational institution within the New York City Geographic District #15.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1171 65th St
       Brooklyn, NY  11219-4894


(718) 236-3394

District: New York City Geographic District #20

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,366 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  928

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
76.6%
White:
11.1%
Hispanic:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.1% Help


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Compare Details Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 ranks better than 97.8% of middle schools in New York. It also ranks first among 8 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #20! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (76.6%), White (11.1%), Hispanic (9.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the New York City Geographic District #20. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 is 16.1, which is the highest among 8 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #20! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 is $15,366. 6 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #20 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187:

SchoolDigger ranks Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 33rd of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District #20:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #20 226th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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Rank History for all students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 95.29 8th 1095 99.3%
2007 93.10 9th 1123 99.2%
2008 91.83 6th 1185 99.5%
2009 88.95 4th 1224 99.7%
2010 95.58 5th 1243 99.6%
2011 96.71 5th 1295 99.6%
2012 96.45 7th 1337 99.5%
2013 98.77 8th 1373 99.4%
2014 99.11 9th 1401 99.4%
2015 98.88 12th 1407 99.1%
2016 98.72 16th 1429 98.9%
2017 98.93 17th 1455 98.8%
2018 98.57 20th 1438 98.6%
2019 99.36 11th 1439 99.2%
2021 98.55 8th 1242 99.4%
2022 97.41 35th 1479 97.6%
2023 97.29 33rd 1500 97.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.71 36th 581 93.8%
2023 77.82 47th 591 92.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.41 55th 1170 95.3%
2019 89.54 56th 1139 95.1%
2021 69.37 87th 522 83.3%
2022 78.82 115th 1283 91.0%
2023 88.42 75th 1307 94.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.27 17th 1245 98.6%
2019 99.83 11th 1241 99.1%
2021 99.61 1st 935 99.9%
2022 98.92 20th 1306 98.5%
2023 98.39 23rd 1288 98.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.00 14th 1353 99.0%
2019 98.95 8th 1370 99.4%
2021 97.85 8th 1066 99.2%
2022 97.41 21st 1454 98.6%
2023 96.77 26th 1463 98.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.47 21st 1352 98.4%
2019 99.37 11th 1366 99.2%
2021 98.08 15th 1071 98.6%
2022 97.61 32nd 1455 97.8%
2023 97.34 26th 1464 98.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.05 11th 374 97.1%
2019 92.40 7th 369 98.1%
2021 88.68 12th 236 94.9%
2022 86.98 30th 381 92.1%
2023 84.62 37th 388 90.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 73.49 162nd 914 82.3%
2023 78.83 148th 943 84.3%
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Rank History for White students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.19 14th 763 98.2%
2019 97.44 14th 716 98.0%
2021 96.05 10th 614 98.4%
2022 95.70 23rd 748 96.9%
2023 93.56 26th 772 96.6%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Open Quote This school has the best administration and teachers in all of NYC, public, private or charter. The teachers care about the students academic learning and emotional development. They are always piloting new programs to increase the offerings to students and trying to improve the middle school experience. We feel so lucky that our child attends IS187 and are grateful to every person who puts so much heart and soul into making it a great environment. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, September 1, 2012

Open Quote Good school even though some teachers may be strict everything in that school is awesome event the lessons are intriguing and interesting. You also get recess if the weather is good so thats always a plus. The principal is also very friendly and not intimidating like most principals. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 5, 2011

Open Quote I was skeptical about sending my daughter here, because she had been accepted to the Mark Twain math class, but she begged me to let her go to Christa McAuliffe, because she sensed more of a community and positive, happy attitude amongst the students. I am happy that I listened to her. This school has helped my daughter blossom socially in a positive environment that emphasizes not only academic rigor but community service and personal integrity. If you have the good fortune to live in District 20 and your child is accepted, consider yourself and your child very lucky. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Open Quote I send my child to this school over mark twain due to good reviews. The first day my child went there he came home crying. Then on the 2nd week, I get a letter saying they have bedbugs. The teachers are extremely strict and put alot of pressure on you, and don't really teach. They just give a load of homework and expect your child to teach themselves.Your child will not have a good time. 2010-2011 Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Open Quote This school is the best, it is the best school in brooklyn and the teachers are awesome. We won the grand prize in the pi5ny competition with 8th grade and 6th grade winning first place, and 7th in the third. We won an overall number one in nyc. BEST SCHOOL EVER Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Open Quote This school may be small and overcrowded, but the academic level is very high. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 259 28 176 186 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1996 259 28 176 186 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1997 428 33 293 261 0 n/a n/a 0 1015
1998 485 43 357 243 0 n/a n/a 0 1128
1999 471 33 328 205 0 n/a n/a 0 1037
2000 510 30 314 170 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
2001 565 31 321 144 1 n/a n/a 0 1062
2002 649 27 412 135 1 n/a n/a 0 1224
2003 649 27 412 135 1 n/a n/a 0 1224
2004 567 19 419 116 2 n/a n/a 0 1123
2005 478 19 405 99 1 n/a n/a 0 1002
2006 389 10 486 88 1 n/a n/a 0 974
2007 375 15 535 81 1 n/a n/a 0 1007
2008 312 9 605 67 1 n/a n/a 0 994
2009 292 8 595 54 1 n/a n/a 0 950
2010 296 8 656 41 0 n/a n/a 0 1001
2011 298 6 658 34 0 0 0 0 996
2012 256 5 672 30 0 1 0 0 964
2013 218 6 657 30 0 1 0 0 912
2014 209 6 714 40 1 0 0 0 970
2015 235 6 717 54 1 0 7 0 1020
2016 239 5 692 62 1 0 0 0 999
2017 233 5 595 56 0 0 2 0 891
2018 209 11 586 59 0 4 5 0 874
2019 218 12 653 54 0 8 7 0 952
2020 176 16 708 67 0 8 7 0 982
2021 148 11 742 73 2 6 8 0 990
2022 112 13 703 86 4 3 8 0 929
2023 103 11 711 87 4 4 8 0 928

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 649 25.3 25.7 n/a
1996 649 25.3 25.7 n/a
1997 1015 65.2 15.6 51.6
1998 1128 72.9 15.5 60.4
1999 1037 64.9 16.0 54.4
2000 1024 66.7 15.4 60.1
2001 1062 63.3 16.8 53.7
2002 1224 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1224 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1123 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1002 54.4 18.4 0
2006 974 53.0 18.4 63.9
2007 1007 53.8 18.7 64.7
2008 994 55.9 17.8 65.2
2009 950 52.5 18.1 67.4
2010 1001 54.6 18.3 n/a
2011 996 50.8 19.5 65.8
2012 964 48.7 19.7 66.2
2013 912 49.0 18.5 66.8
2014 970 49.4 19.6 64
2015 1020 54.0 18.8 63.4
2016 999 53.0 18.8 61.8
2017 891 49.9 17.8 63.2
2018 874 52.0 16.8 66.1
2019 952 55.0 17.3 60.7
2020 982 56.0 17.5 62.2
2021 990 56.0 17.6 67.7
2022 929 55.2 16.8 73.4
2023 928 57.3 16.1 76.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 649 25.3 25.7 n/a
1996 649 25.3 25.7 n/a
1997 1015 65.2 15.6 51.6
1998 1128 72.9 15.5 60.4
1999 1037 64.9 16.0 54.4
2000 1024 66.7 15.4 60.1
2001 1062 63.3 16.8 53.7
2002 1224 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1224 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1123 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1002 54.4 18.4 0
2006 974 53.0 18.4 63.9
2007 1007 53.8 18.7 64.7
2008 994 55.9 17.8 65.2
2009 950 52.5 18.1 67.4
2010 1001 54.6 18.3 n/a
2011 996 50.8 19.5 65.8
2012 964 48.7 19.7 66.2
2013 912 49.0 18.5 66.8
2014 970 49.4 19.6 64
2015 1020 54.0 18.8 63.4
2016 999 53.0 18.8 61.8
2017 891 49.9 17.8 63.2
2018 874 52.0 16.8 66.1
2019 952 55.0 17.3 60.7
2020 982 56.0 17.5 62.2
2021 990 56.0 17.6 67.7
2022 929 55.2 16.8 73.4
2023 928 57.3 16.1 76.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $370 (2.9%) $12,461 (97.1%) $12,831
2020 $345 (2.8%) $11,913 (97.2%) $12,257
2021 $457 (3.7%) $12,032 (96.3%) $12,489
2022 $1,099 (7.4%) $13,845 (92.6%) $14,944
2023 $1,234 (8.0%) $14,132 (92.0%) $15,366

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 33rd of 1500 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9778.8
 18.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6262.1
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9891.4
 6.6%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6166
 5%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9685.2
 10.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)5666.7
 10.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9790.6
 6.4%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6371.2
 8.2%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9497.7
 3.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6473.7
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)9114.3
 76.7%
   8th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6166.8
 5.8%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3340.7
 7.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187)10099.7
 0.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District #20)76.569.9
 6.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students952928
 2.5%
African American1211
 8.3%
American Indian04
Asian653711
 8.9%
Hispanic5487
 61.1%
Pacific Islander84
 50%
White218103
 52.8%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.7%76.1%
 15.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187

Students at Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 are 77% Asian, 11% White, 9% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Yes! Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187 is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 33rd of 1500 New York middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 928 students attended Christa McAuliffe School (The) /Is 187.


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