P.S. 102 The Bayview
BROOKLYN NY 11209 Map
P.S. 102 The Bayview
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)
At a glance
Number of Students 1388
Average Daily Attendance 95%
Safety & vibe
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?95% 86% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten class23 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade class30 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?89% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?98% 87% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?10% 22% 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?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?
This school offers self-contained classes.
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:14% 8% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:2% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:42% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:18% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:22% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:9% 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?