P.S. 112 Lefferts Park
Brooklyn NY 11228 Map
P.S. 112 Lefferts Park
Extended PK hours offered: Contact program about extended hours.
PS 112 in Bensonhurst was one of three schools featured in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. The film—featuring 5th-graders who tango and rhumba in classes led by instrutors from the American Ballroom Theater dance program—captures the lively spirit of this diverse, medium-sized school in an Italian and Asian neighborhood.
Among its many positive qualities, the school boasts longtime leadership, good attendance, an array of arts choices and solid test scores even among the special needs population.
One downside is rising enrollment in an already packed building. Some classes are held in a trailer outside the school, and the auditorium has been modified into a multipurpose room of sorts with removable chairs. Two corners of the room have been cut away by large curtains and designated for music and art classes.
On school surveys, however, most teachers report safety and order are maintained, and they overwhelmingly support the work of longtime principal Louise Verdemare.
Children in the upper grades receive dance lessons, while others are involved in music, theater and visual arts. Other programs include Cook Shop, a federally funded nutrition education program, robotics and bully prevention.
Admissions: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, September 2014)
At a glance
Number of Students 614
Average Daily Attendance 96%
Safety & vibe
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?92% 81% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten classNA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade classNA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?98% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?12% 23% 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?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?
This school offers self-contained classes.
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
This school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:23% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:12% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:13% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:25% 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?