Achievement First
Bushwick Middle School

1300 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237


Our school is near the L/M train (Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves).

Bus transportation is provided to all students from .5 miles to 5 miles. Families may also utilize a paid van service or request MetroCards to be used weekdays before and after school.





Opened: September 2007
Grades: 5-8
Number of Students in 2021-22: 420
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Friday
Enrichment: Art, Music, Physical Education, Theater
Extracurriculars: Art, Basketball, Debate, Football, Music, Quiz Bowl, Robotics/Engineering, Volleyball

“High School. College. Change the World.”

AF Bushwick is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School! Watch our video to learn more.

School Leaders

  • Bobby Bridges

    Bobby Bridges

    Bobby Bridges is the principal of Achievement First Bushwick Middle School. Prior to this role, Mr. Bridges served as the dean of students and as a seventh and eighth grade history teacher. He began his career as a Teach For America corps member, working as an eighth grade history teacher at MS 244 in the Bronx. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College.

    AF Bushwick Empower Program

    AF Bushwick Middle is home to the AF Bushwick Empower Program – Achievement First’s intensive program serving students with disabilities. The Empower Program’s design builds on the three pillars of our special services program: meaningful inclusion, intervention and specialized instruction to access grade-level curriculum. As a small-scale program that began in 2018-19, it serves students in grades 5-8 from Achievement First Brooklyn middle schools. The program is transitional in nature, with the ultimate goal for many students to have a thoughtfully planned and supported transition back to co-taught and general education classrooms at their original Achievement First school.

  • Brittany Michelle

    Brittany Michelle

    Brittany Michelle is the director of Empower Middle School Program at Achievement First Bushwick Middle School. Mrs. Michelle also serves as the dean of special services. Prior to this role, Mrs. Michelle served as a sixth- and seventh-grade ELA and history teacher. She began her career in 2007 in Miami, Florida, before teaching in Atlanta, Georgia, La Rioja, Spain, and New York City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and English literature with a minor in philosophy and religion from the historically black university, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

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