IS 383 Philippa Schuyler
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IS 383 Philippa Schuyler
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)
At a glance
Number of Students 915
Average Daily Attendance 96%
INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 3.38 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
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 class30 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?11% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE