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About Achievement First Crown Heights Middle School

790 East New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: 347-471-2590
Fax: 718-774-0830

Opened: August 2005
Grades: Five to eight
Number of Students in 2015-16: 360
Student Demographics in 2015-16:
48% Boys, 52% Girls
99% African American or Hispanic
65% Qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch


Achievement First Crown Heights Middle opened in Brooklyn in 2005 as one of the first two Achievement First schools in New York City. Since that time, the school’s goal has been to place all students on a path toward college graduation. AF Crown Heights Middle believes that middle school is a critical time for the development of the strong academic and character skills students need to reach this goal. Teachers provide students with rigorous, exciting, joyful and Common Core-aligned instruction with a strong focus on foundational reading and math skills. Teachers also deliver highly intentional instruction around character development. Each day, students receive "scholar dollars" for attendance, completing assignments and showing strong character skills, which can be used to "purchase" items like Kindles from the scholar dollar store, celebrate through dances and pizza parties, and attend engaging end-of-year trips. AF Crown Heights Middle does everything possible to infuse our school with joy so that students develop a love of learning, growth and achievement.

School Leader

Kevin Anderle, the principal of Achievement First Crown Heights Middle, was born in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After serving as a traditional public school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Anderle earned a master’s degree from Hunter College and served as a teacher trainer and recruiter for Teach For America. He joined Achievement First as a teacher and has also served as a grade team leader, an academic dean, and, most recently, a principal-in-residence at AF Endeavor Middle. Mr. Anderle is passionate about ensuring that every student receives joyous and rigorous instruction every single day, while developing the core character strengths that embody our school—gratitude, optimism, zest, integrity, social intelligence and self-control.

News From Our School

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Parent: Charter School Helped My Children

News 12
Wolf Conservatory Center's Arctic Wolf Visits Achievement First Crown Heights Middle School

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School Compliance and Reporting

2011-12 Charter School Annual Report

2011-12 Accountability Plan Progress Report

2011-12 Audited Financials 

2012-13 Charter School Annual Report

2012-13 Accountability Plan Progress Report

2012-13 Audited Financials

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