# P.S. 106

QUEENS NY 11691 Map

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## Review

Our review:

PS 106 faces many challenges: its early childhood annex was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy and never repaired, and the school was the subject of a series of New York Post articles claiming that the principal is frequently absent and students watch movies instead of having gym or art classes.

Other observers said the school is not as bad as the Post articles suggest. “Most parents said they were happy with the direction the school is going in,” City Council Member Donovan Richards told Capital New York after visiting the school. “There is significant room for organizational improvement, but the classrooms are orderly, teachers are dedicated, and students are learning,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina told Chalkbeat after Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson visited the school.

The school’s enrollment has dropped since 2009 and nearly half of the students are chronically absent, according to the DOE data. This is a zoned neighborhood school. *(Sabrina Alli, DOE data and News Reports, January 2014)*

## InsideStats

## At a glance

Number of Students 223

Average Daily Attendance 87%

### Students at this school

## Safety & vibe

### ARE KIDS

NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

NA 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

15 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGENumber of students in an average fifth grade class

28 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE### DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

NA 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

NA 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

54% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Academics

How many teachers say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep students engaged?

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching social-emotional skills?

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching organizational and study skills?

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ela exam

Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 science exam

## Parents

### Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the 2014 school survey?

28% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the 2013-2014 school year?

67% 72% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### Does the school encourage family involvement?

How many parents say they were invited to an event at the school at least 3 times in the 2013-2014 school year?

44% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

66% 94% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Special ed & ELL

### How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

As of 2013-2014, this school offers self-contained classes.

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

10% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

10% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGEAs of 2013-2014, this school offers team teaching (ict).

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEAs of 2013-2014, this school does not offer SETSS.

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

How many teachers say students with special needs are educated in the least restrictive environment appropriate?

How many parents of students with ieps say this school offers a wide enough variety of services and activities for their children’s needs?

### How well does this school serve English language learners?

As of 2013-2014, this school does not offer transitional bilingual education

As of 2013-2014, this school does not offer dual language classes

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say this school ensures that ells receive the same curriculum as non-ells with appropriate suppports?

NA 90% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
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