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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)
At a glance
Number of Students 223
Average Daily Attendance 87%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?63% 15% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?75% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten class15 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade class28 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?69% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?65% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?54% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam
Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam
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 2012-2013 school year?63% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?93% 94% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
How well does this school serve students with disabilities?
As of 2012-2013, this school offers self-contained classes.
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:10% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:10% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
As of 2012-2013, this school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
As of 2012-2013, this school does not offer SETSS.
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How 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?