P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont
BROOKLYN NY 11222 Map
P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont
PS 31 is a high-performing, traditional school where order and discipline are prized. Test scores are among the highest in the city.
While a few parents complain that discipline can be rigid and that too much time is spent preparing children for standardized tests prep, most seem to be enthusiastic. Parents responding to the Learning Environment Survey uniformly agreed that academic standards are high and that the school is safe and welcoming.
Students walk quietly down the hallways, and pre-kindergartners politely push in their chairs when they are asked to gather on the classroom rug. But students also kick up their heels enthusiastically in dance class, where they "shake their buttons" to the merengue, or stomp in line as the music urges, "Everybody dance now!" The school has a strong cadre of teachers, its hallways and classrooms display interesting student projects, and it is exceptionally neat and clean the light-blue hallways literally glisten. Children do not have recess.
The school has an award-winning chess team.
Special education: Self-contained and team-teaching classes are offered.
Admissions: The school accepts all students within its zone boundaries. Because the school's building originally was intended as a temporary space, PS 31's zone is actually about a mile away from the school itself. Zoned students are provided with transportation. The school often has room for children from outside the zone. Call the school for tour dates. (Deborah Apsel, February 2005, updated February 2013)
At a glance
Number of Students 596
Average Daily Attendance 95%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?100% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten class21 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade class23 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?83% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?92% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?15% 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?66% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?99% 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:18% 7% 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:69% 18% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:8% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers SETSS.
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:63% 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:25% 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?