P.S. 354

126-10 BEDELL STREET
QUEENS NY 11434 Map
Phone: (718) 276-1348
Admissions: Neighborhood school
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Principal: Raevan Askew
Neighborhood: Jamaica/ Briarwood
District: 28
Grade range: 0K thru 04
Parent Coordinator: WILLIAM ROCHFORD

What's special:

Parents and teachers give school high marks

The downside:

Below average attendance

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

PS 354, opened in 2011, replaces PS 30, which the Department of Education decided to close for poor performance. Principal Jermaine Green, the founding principal, died in December 2013 and Raeven Askew became interim acting principal.

Parents and teachers gave the school high marks for safety and respect in the school’s first Learning Environment Survey.  One concern: the school has below average attendance.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2013)

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the PS 30 building

Number of Students 440

Average Daily Attendance 93%

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
92%

Hispanic

  
5%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
88%

Special ed

  
16%

English Language Learners

  
4%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

0% 15% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

93% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

26 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?

93% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

93% 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?

100% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

92% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 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?

55% 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

75% 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?

78% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

95% 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?

74% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

93% 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?

88% 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?

93% 91% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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