IS 383 Philippa Schuyler

An Insideschools pick
1300 GREENE AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11237 Map
Phone: (718) 574-0390
Website: Click here
Admissions: Brooklyn and Queens, screened
Principal: JEANETTE SMITH
Neighborhood: Bushwick
District:32
Grade range: 5-8
Parent Coordinator: David Grady
Unzoned
Wheelchair Accessible
Screened

What's special:

Lots of music and trips

The downside:

Building shared with charter school

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Philippa Schuyler School for the Gifted and Talented offers art, dance and steel pan—the Caribbean musical instruments made of metal drums. The steel pan band is the pride of the school. [See YouTube video]

The school has plenty of hands-on activities and trips. One group of children went to Paris and Rome. Others visited the Antracite Museum, in Scranton, PA., to learn about mining and the textile industry. Students may take instrumental jazz classes at Lincoln Center.  

Jeanette Smith became principal in 2012, succeeding Barbara Sanders who had been principal since 2003. The school, which once was open to children from across the city, now only accepts applications from Brooklyn and Queens. Enrollment has declined in recent years, and the building is shared with a charter school, Achievement First Bushwick.

Special education: The school has self-contained special education classes, as well as a few children who receive extra services in regular classes.

Admissions: Open to student in Brooklyn and Queens. Applications are available at the school. Children entering 5th grade must submit applications by mid-Februdary; those applying for 6th grade must apply in December. The screening process includes a review of attendance and punctuality, a review of report card grades and standardized test scores and an interview. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, school website, September 2013) 

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares its building

Number of Students 915

Average Daily Attendance 96%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
7%

Black

  
53%

Hispanic

  
37%

White

  
3%

Free Lunch

  
79%

Special ed

  
8%

English Language Learners

  
1%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 3.38 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

57% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

77% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

71% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

52% 56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

93% 77% 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?

98% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

30 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

11% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam

30% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam

46% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam

90% 51% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

47% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

47% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

97% 84% 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 2013 math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

3% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

13% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

10% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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