P.S. 110 The Monitor

An Insideschools pick
124 MONITOR STREET
BROOKLYN NY 11222 Map
Phone: (718) 383-7600
Website: Click here
Admissions: Neighborhood school
Principal: Anna Cano Amato
Neighborhood: Greenpoint
District: 14
Grade range: PK-5
Parent Coordinator: TARA ATSON
Number of full-day PK seats: 90
Extended PK hours offered: Contact program about extended hours.
Zoned
Dual Language
Full Day
School-based pre-k

What's special:

Rich arts, French-English dual language program

The downside:

Physical education inconsistent, no librarian

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

PS 110, housed in a stately brick building constructed in 1895, has a rich arts curriculum and a popular French-English dual-language program. Enrollment has steadily increased as this formerly Polish working-class neighborhood has become home to young professionals with school-aged children.

The number of native French speakers has been growing each year in the French-English dual language program. In 2016, nearly half were native speakers. In these classes, half the instruction is in French, half in English.

Depending on the grade, children study dance, musical theater, visual arts and Shakespeare. All children have lessons in Italian, computers, music and art. There are engaging science projects: 4th- and 5th-graders cultivate a hydroponic garden and raise trout that they eventually release in the Hudson River.

Children may choose topics such as Minecraft, World Wars I and II, geology, gardening, and endangered species to study in 8- to 10-week cycles as part of a program called Schoolwide Enrichment Model. "Enrichment clusters allow for real engagement and the more engaged kids are the more invested they are in their learning," said Principal Anna Cano Amato.

Cano Amato and Assistant Principal Dana Raciunas, who both specialize in literacy, have worked at the school for more than 20 years.

Fourth- and 5th-grade classes are divided into separate departments; the arrangement gives kids a smoother transition to middle school, where they have different teachers for different subjects.

The school has five pre-kindergarten classes equipped with blocks, dress-up corners and lots of books. These classes usually have room for children from outside the attendance zone.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes, which mix general and special needs children with two teachers.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Mahalia Watson, January 2015; updated August 2016)

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Number of Students 447

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Students at this school

Asian

  
5%

Black

  
6%

Hispanic

  
23%

White

  
64%

Free Lunch

  
35%

Special ed

  
11%

English Language Learners

  
10%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 81% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

93% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

14% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

43% 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

45% 40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the school survey?

89% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA 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?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

NA NA 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:

NA 8% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 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?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 93% 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% 86% 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:

0% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

20% 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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