P.S. 102 The Bayview

211 72 STREET
BROOKLYN NY 11209 Map
Phone: (718) 748-7404
Website: Click here
Admissions: neighborhood school/gifted program
Principal: Cornelia Sichenze
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge
District: 20
Grade range: K-5
Parent Coordinator: MARGARET ELLIOTT SHERI
Zoned
Gifted and Talented

What's special:

Innovative use of technology including a program for the visually impaired

The downside:

Large, unwieldy size

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

PS 102 is a large neighborhood school with a friendly atmosphere and strong school spirit. “We’re a family. We look out for each other,” teacher Daiana Bertolini told a local newspaper 

Teachers seem satisfied with the principal and administration. They feel supported, trust the principal and say high quality teaching is valued, according to the Learning Environment Survey. More than 90 percent of parents agree the school has high expectations for the students.

Students receive art class and participate in a chess club. There is chorus for 4th and 5th grades, a band for 5th grade students and all 5th grade students create an original opera that is performed in the spring.       

Each year, students look forward to the annual “Night of Stars,” where parents and staff watch more than two dozen performances by the school’s students. “We rehearsed twice a week after school,” said Bertolini, who coordinated the show along with fellow teacher Rosanne Tubio-Cid. “It’s great because it gives the kids something to be a part of and it gets them to overcome their fears,” Bertolini told Bay Ridge Life

PS 102 integrates the latest technology in the curriculum, according to the school’s website. The school has computers in every classroom, SMARTboards on every floor, and laptops for students in grades 3-5. Additionally, the school operates a fully equipped television studio. Students in grades 2-5 develop skills for video production.

Cornelia Sichenze became principal in 2012. She has spent the past 28 years at PS 102. She began as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in 1984 at PS 102. In 2002 she was named assistant principal.

Special education: The school has a large special education program. In 2009, it was praised for its program for the visually impaired and work with Art Education for the Blind 

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. The school houses one of the district's gifted programs for high-achieving children. Children are tested in January for admission to the gifted program. (Annaclaire Diianni-Miller, web reports, July 2013)

  

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Number of Students 1352

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Students at this school

Asian

  
14%

Black

  
1%

Hispanic

  
25%

White

  
59%

Free Lunch

  
68%

Special ed

  
16%

English Language Learners

  
13%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

7% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

99% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

22 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

30 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

70% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

88% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

13% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

100% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

97% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

96% 91% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

59% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

50% 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

95% 86% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the school survey?

85% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

58% 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 last school year?

70% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

98% 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 state math exam:

8% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

3% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

28% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

13% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

17% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

11% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

99% 98% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 89% 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?

89% 89% 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:

6% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

28% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

95% 90% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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