Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders
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Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders
The Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders is a safe, clean school housed in the PS 90 building. Opened in 2009 with children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, it added a grade each year and now serves kindergarten through 5th grade. The Department of Education decided to replace PS 90, a very large school, with two smaller schools sharing the building. The other school is the Family School which also opened in September 2009.
Students lead a daily Town Hall meeting to help build a sense of community. Studio in a School offers art classes.
Parents say the school is safe, orderly and has high expectations for students, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Teachers agree that order and discipline are maintained at the school. Attendance is good.
About half the students have English as a Second Language or bilingual classes. Test scores are below average, as is often the case in schools serving a large immigrant population.
Special education: About 40 students receive special education services, including some in self-contained classes.
Admissions: Children zoned for PS 90 may choose between the Family School and Sheridan Academy. For kindergarten, priority will be given to students who live in the PS 90 school zone. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, February 2012)
At a glance
Number of Students 597
Average Daily Attendance 90%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?31% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?72% 86% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten class25 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade class20 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?80% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?86% 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?36% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam
Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state 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 last school year?72% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?94% 94% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
How well does this school serve students with disabilities?
This school offers self-contained classes.
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:3% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:3% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:13% 18% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers SETSS.
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:8% 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 8% 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?