Katie McShane and her husband, James O’Reilly, were apartment-hunting in Brooklyn in 2017 when they noticed a “for sale” sign in front of a brick townhouse in Boerum Hill. Ms. McShane, now 36, was intrigued. Mr. O’Reilly, 38, recalls thinking, “There’s no way we could afford a townhouse.”
Not on their own, anyway. So they teamed up with Ms. McShane’s brother and his wife to buy the four-story house for $3.3 million, converting it into two duplexes.
P.S. 261 enrolled 691 students, from prekindergarten through fifth grade. In 2018-19, the most recent school year for which data was available, 58 percent met state standards in English, compared with 48 percent citywide; 53 percent met standards in math, compared with 50 percent citywide.
In 2020-21, P.S. 038 enrolled 547 students, from prekindergarten through fifth grade. In 2018-19, 63 percent met standards in English and 61 percent met standards in math.
M.S. 447 The Math and Science Exploratory School, at 345 Dean Street, enrolled 539 students from fifth through eighth grades in 2020-21. In 2018-19, 83 percent met state standards in English, compared with 47 percent citywide; 85 percent met state standards in math, compared with 41 percent citywide.
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