P.S. 236 Mill Basin
BROOKLYN NY 11234 Map
P.S. 236 Mill Basin
Extended PK hours offered: Contact program about extended hours.
PS 236 is a well-run, well-equipped school in a neighborhood with one- and two-family homes and manicured lawns. The school has an inviting library with big windows that overlook a reburished playground.
The school sets high academic standards, and test scores are above the citywide average. Statistics also show that children with special needs perform average or above on state tests. For a few years this well-regarded school seemed to falter under a principal that never fully gained the community's trust and received low marks on school surveys, but under new leadership things seem to have stablized.
Salil Paingankar became principal in November of the 2013-2014 school year, earning high marks on the Learning Environment Survey that year with 100 percent of teachers reporting he is a good manager.
A downside: There is no music teacher, but kids in the lower grades learn how to dance. The school website has pictures of science projects and other activities.
The outdoor play yard is spacious and clean with a bold track outline and an interesting climbing structure that looks like a giant spider web.
Special education: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes for student with special needs.
Admissions: Neighborhood school. Students test into the district gifted and talented program housed at the school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, September 2014)
At a glance
Number of Students 579
Average Daily Attendance 95%
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?95% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?13% 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 does not offer 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:29% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:5% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:40% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 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?