P.S. 748 Brooklyn School for Global Scholars
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P.S. 748 Brooklyn School for Global Scholars
PS 748, The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars is one of four new elementary schools opened in District 20 in September 2010. The school houses a district-wide Gifted and Talented (G&T) program. Plans are to expand by one grade per year until it reaches its full capacity serving a pre-K - 5th grade population.
The school opened in the PS 163 building. According to PS 748's founding principal, Ursula Annio, who spoke with Insideschools by telephone, PS 163 opened in a new building in the neighborhood in September, 2010. All grades follow a model that has students focusing on a new interest every six to eight weeks that may include topics such as robotics, pollution, recycling, or visual arts. Annio plans to invest in technology from the start, bringing laptops and SmartBoards into the classrooms. Students will each be assigned an advisor for the duration of their time at the school. According to a promotional pamphlet, "these advisors will provide families with continued guidance and support and will come to know the families of student personally."
The school is safe according to annual surveys, and teachers are very pleased with the leadership. Test scores are fabulous, ranked in the top 25 schools statewide.
A new community center sponsored by the Italian American Federation, located two blocks from the school, is slated to open in 2011. According to Annio, arrangements are being made for the school to have access to the community center's facilities for athletics and other extra curricular activities.
Special education: PS 748 will serve students with special needs, but decisions regarding the class settings offered will be made after all students have enrolled.
Admissions: PS 748 was originally planned as an unzoned school, open to students residing across District 20, but it is now a zoned school. Pre-K and general education kindergarten applications are available at the District 20 Enrollment Office. Admission will be by lottery if the number of applications submitted exceeds the available seats. Admission to the G&T program follows the city-wide G&T assessment and application process. (Laura Zingmond, phone interview March 2010, updated January 2013)
At a glance
Number of Students 577
Average Daily Attendance 96%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?10% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?97% 86% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten class22 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade classNA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?100% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?97% 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?8% 22% 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?80% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?97% 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:0% 8% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:NA 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:NA 9% 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?