# The Walton Avenue School PS 294

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## Review

Our review:

The Walton Avenue Elementary School opened in 2013 with kindergarten - 2nd grade classes, and plans to expand each year until it is a full K-5 school. The school shares its building with another new school PS 311 Lucero ELementary School, and PS 64, which is closing because of poor performance.

The school building has a renovated playground and library.

**Admissions: **Zoned neighborhood school.** ***(Annaclaire Diianni-Miller, online research, June 2013)*

## InsideStats

## At a glance

Number of Students 257

Average Daily Attendance 90%

### Students at this school

## Safety & vibe

### ARE KIDS

NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

6% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow 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 class

25 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGENumber 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?

100% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

100% 83% 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?

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

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

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ela exam

Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 science exam

## Parents

### Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the 2014 school survey?

95% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the 2013-2014 school year?

80% 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 2013-2014 school year?

76% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

96% 94% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Special ed & ELL

### How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

As of 2013-2014, this school self-contained classes.

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

NA 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGEAs of 2013-2014, this school team teaching (ict).

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEAs of 2013-2014, this school SETSS.

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow 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?

### How well does this school serve English language learners?

As of 2013-2014, this school does not offer transitional bilingual education

As of 2013-2014, this school does not offer dual language classes

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say this school ensures that ells receive the same curriculum as non-ells with appropriate suppports?

100% 90% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
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