510 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Opened: September 2011
Grades: K to three (growing to K to four)
Number of Students in 2013-14: 361
Student Demographics in 2013-14:
49% Boys, 51% Girls
100% African American or Hispanic
81% Qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
Achievement First Endeavor Elementary School opened in August 2011 and currently serves 272 children in grades kindergarten through third. The school’s staff members have incredibly high expectations for academic achievement and character development and push students to have the confidence and knowledge that they can achieve anything that they want to accomplish. During the 2011-12 school year, the school is focused on the following three priorities to lead to high student outcomes: high quality reading instruction and dramatic reading achievement, consistent implementation of strong school-wide culture systems in order to maximize student learning, and building an adult culture of Team and Family.
Stephanie Blake is the founding principal of Achievement First Endeavor Elementary School. Ms. Blake joined Achievement First in 2010 as a principal-in-residence at Achievement First Brownsville Elementary where she coached several teachers, served as the first-grade chairperson and developed a Friday professional development calendar for teachers. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a dual degree in psychology and elementary education. After college, she served as a Teach For America corps member in Atlanta, Georgia, and was recognized with the prestigious Michael’s Family Award for Excellence in Education. Ms. Blake received her M.Ed. in reading and literacy from Boston College through the Donovan Urban Scholars Program. While in Boston, she taught in a third-through-fifth-grade severe special education classroom as well as a full-inclusion second grade classroom.
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