PS 59 The Harbor View School

300 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island NY 10301 Map
Phone: (718) 390-2190
Website: Click here
Admissions: Staten Island choice
Principal: Carol Mongiello
Neighborhood: St. George
District: 31
Grade range: PK-3
Parent Coordinator: Valerie Sanchez
Number of full-day PK seats: 54
Extended PK hours offered: Contact program about extended hours.
Zoned
New School
Full Day
School-based pre-k

What's special:

Learning by doing and lots of field trips in newly renovated building

The downside:

New school, too soon to tell

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

The Harbor View School offers hands-on projects and lots of field trips around the city.

Opened in 2013 with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes, it will add a grade each year through fifth grade.

Native Staten Islander Carol Mongiello taught at PS 236 and PS 222 in Brooklyn and is the mother of three New York City public school children. A Cuban-American, Mongiello is fluent in Spanish.

The after school program is run in partnership with the Children’s Aid Society and hosted at the Goodhue Center. Other collaborations include the Sundog Theater, Staten Island Museum, Staten Children’s Museum, Staten Island Yankees, The Lighthouse Museum, The Noble Museum and the Staten Island Zoo.

The school is housed in the former St. Peter’s High School for Girls and St. Peter’s Elementary School. It has been newly renovated and stands by the ferry overlooking the harbor. The building has 20 classrooms, a special education and resource room, a room for science and art and a separate music room. It also includes a new gymnasium, auditorium, library and cafeteria, as well as an early childhood play area.

Admissions: Choice with preference for families in the borough. For more information contact: theharborschool@gmail.com (Lydie Raschka, September 2013)

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Number of Students 189

Average Daily Attendance 93%

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
42%

Hispanic

  
39%

White

  
11%

Free Lunch

  
62%

Special ed

  
18%

English Language Learners

  
0%

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?

100% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

26% 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

NA 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 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?

58% 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:

NA 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 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?

82% 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:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 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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