P.S. 330

111-08 NORTHERN BOULEVARD
QUEENS NY 11368 Map
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Admissions: District 24
Principal: Lashawnna Harris
Neighborhood: Elmhurst
District: 24
Grade range: 0K thru 03
Parent Coordinator: SULAY TAPIA

What's special:

New building

The downside:

Some tension between teachers and the administration

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

PS 330, which opened in September 2010, was established to help ease overcrowding and eliminate long kindergarten waitlists throughout District 24, one of the city's most overcrowded district.

Originally housed in PS 13's annex, PS 330 moved to its permanent home, a brand new building on Northern Boulevard between 112th and 111th Streets (pictured to the right, courtsey of DNAinfo), at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

The school's founding principal, LaShawnna Harris, was an elementary school teacher at PS 6 in the Bronx and a math coach before receiving administrative training through New Leaders for New Schools, an independent, non-profit principals training program. For the 2009-2010 school year, Harris served as the assistant principal for the newly-created East New York Elementary School of Excellence.

Parents at PS 330 are satisfied with the education their children are receiving, and teachers report that discipline in the school has improved since its opening, with over 90 percent of teachers agreeing that order and discipline are maintained at the school—up from 50 percent the previous year—according to the 2011-2012 Learning Environment Survey. However, the survey also reflects some tension amongst teachers and administrators, with over a quarter of teachers reporting that they don't trust the principal at her word and with more than 60 percent of teachers reporting that teachers in the school don't trust one another.

The school currently has partnerships with New York Cares, CookShop Classroom, and PENCIL.

Special education: The school has integrated co-teaching classes with a mix of general education and special needs students as well as self-contained classes for students with special needs.

English language learners: The majority of the school's English language learners receive language support from one of the school's ESL teachers. Some students participate in the transitional bilingual education class, where children start studying in Spanish and gradually move toward English-only classes.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. Priority goes to students with siblings at the school. (Pauline Zaldonis, August 2013).

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Number of Students 381

Average Daily Attendance 94%

Students at this school

Asian

  
10%

Black

  
2%

Hispanic

  
83%

White

  
2%

Free Lunch

  
93%

Special ed

  
17%

English Language Learners

  
26%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

5% 15% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

95% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

23 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

95% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

95% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

NA 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

82% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

95% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

95% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam

NA 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam

NA 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the 2013 school survey?

63% 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the 2012-2013 school year?

90% 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 2012-2013 school year?

71% 74% 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?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

NA 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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?

78% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 91% 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?

92% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 91% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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