P.S. 110 The Monitor

Grades Pre-K, K-5
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What’s Special

Rich arts, French-English dual language program

The Downside

Physical education inconsistent, no librarian

Our Review

PS 110, housed in a stately brick building constructed in 1895, has a rich arts curriculum and a popular French-English dual-language program. Enrollment has steadily increased as this formerly Polish working-class neighborhood has become home to young professionals with school-aged children.

The number of native French speakers has been growing each year in the French-English dual language program. In 2016, nearly half were native speakers. In these classes, half the instruction is in French, half in English.

Depending on the grade, children study dance, musical theater, visual arts and Shakespeare. All children have lessons in Italian, computers, music and art. There are engaging science projects: 4th- and 5th-graders cultivate a hydroponic garden and raise trout that they eventually release in the Hudson River.

Children may choose topics such as Minecraft, World Wars I and II, geology, gardening, and endangered species to study in 8- to 10-week cycles as part of a program called Schoolwide Enrichment Model. "Enrichment clusters allow for real engagement and the more engaged kids are the more invested they are in their learning," said Principal Anna Cano Amato.

Cano Amato and Assistant Principal Dana Raciunas, who both specialize in literacy, have worked at the school for more than 20 years.

Fourth- and 5th-grade classes are divided into separate departments; the arrangement gives kids a smoother transition to middle school, where they have different teachers for different subjects.

The school has five pre-kindergarten classes equipped with blocks, dress-up corners and lots of books. These classes usually have room for children from outside the attendance zone.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes, which mix general and special needs children with two teachers.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Mahalia Watson, January 2015; updated August 2016)

About the students

Enrollment
505
Pre-K seats
89
Asian
5.1%
Black
3.2%
Hispanic
19.8%
White
69.9%
Other
2.0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
25%
Students with disabilities
9%
English language learners
9%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
66%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
95%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
11%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
100%
85% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
9.8
6.6 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
97%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
86%
79% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
73%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
95%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
97%
87% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
89%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
83%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
92%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
86%
91% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
96%
96% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
43%
40% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
45%
39% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 5 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, Visual arts, and an Auditorium
This school has 1 licensed arts teacher in Visual arts (part-time)
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

This school offers Dual Language classes in French.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
19%
10% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
33%
22% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for self-contained students
2.16
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.27
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
3.3
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.33
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
92%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
92%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
93%
89% Citywide Average
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