Staten Island School of Civic Leadership

280 REGIS DRIVE
STATEN ISLAND NY 10314 Map
Phone: (718) 697-5250
Website: Click here
Principal: Donna Nilsen
Neighborhood: Graniteville
District: 31
Grade range: PK-8
Parent Coordinator: LYNDA BERNSTEIN
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InsideSchools Review

Our review:

The Staten Island School for Civic Leadership, opened in September 2009 in a new building, uses partnerships with local organizations to create a brigade of youth leaders dedicated to supporting their neighborhood community. The school opened in the Graniteville neighborhood with grades PK-1 and grade 6 and is growing to serve PK-8 with some 800 students at full capacity. It is the borough’s first PK-8.

Founding Principal Rose Kerr, assistant principal at PS 22, has already established partnerships with the Seaview Rehabilitation Center and Wagner College. She envisions a school in which students get to meet local leaders and become actively involved in the community, doing such things as creating community gardens.

Kerr said the school follows the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, author of “What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know” and other books prescribing what children should learn in each grade in order to be "culturally literate." Civics projects are incorporated into the curriculum.

Admissions: Open to all District 31 students.  For K and 1, students zoned to PS 20, PS 21, and PS 22 have priority.  For 6th grade, priority is given to students zoned for IS 51 and IS 72. (Crissy Strining, March 2009, telephone interview)

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building

Number of Students 829

Average Daily Attendance 94%

Students at this school

Asian

  
10%

Black

  
21%

Hispanic

  
40%

White

  
26%

Free Lunch

  
77%

Special ed

  
22%

English Language Learners

  
5%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

11% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

66% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

25 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

33 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average middle school english class

31 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

81% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

96% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

20% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

83% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

94% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

89% 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students in grades 3-8 who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam

54% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students in grades 3-8 who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam

36% 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam

88% 59% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 8th grades pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

8% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

8% 15% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the school survey?

62% 62% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the last school year?

80% 69% 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 last school year?

73% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

99% 93% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

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

2% 3% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

33% 8% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

15% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

19% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

15% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

99% 97% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

87% 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

93% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

13% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

33% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school ensures that ells receive the same curriculum as non-ells with appropriate suppports?

96% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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