P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb

Grades Pre-K, K-8

What’s Special

Instructional approach benefits students of all abilities

The Downside

Students would like more variety in programs and classes

Our Review

UPDATE: Deirdre Keyes has succeeded Gemma De Vre-Carletto as principal of PS 206.

2003 REVIEW: PS 206 is a large, harmonious school that serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade, including many Chinese and Russian immigrants.

Writing exercises are woven into every lesson. Students make their own "Big Books," taking photographs with digital cameras for illustrations. The use of technology is innovative: Second graders created computer maps of their neighborhoods.

The school is named for Joseph Lamb, a ragtime piano player, and not coincidentally, the school has a strong music program. The 6th-7th grade chorus was singing one of his pieces, "Follow the Crowd to Coney Island" on our visit. Housed in a five-story brick building, PS 206 has a large art room and two gyms. It offers after-school programs in reading, math, and sports. Middle-schoolers say they like staying in the building past elementary school. "It's small and teachers stay on your back," said one of them. "I know everyone and it's close to my home," said another.

The administration's goal is to make the middle school more academically challenging. For now, many of the top elementary students go to honors programs elsewhere in the district. PS 206 is one of the 209 academically successful schools that the chancellor exempted from following the citywide uniform curriculum mandated in 2003. Ten to 15 percent of elementary school students and half the middle school students come from outside the zone. Open houses for the middle school are held in October and May. (Pamela Wheaton, 2001, updated 2003)

About the students

Enrollment
1492
Pre-K seats
36
Asian
47.4%
Black
1.9%
Hispanic
9.9%
White
39.1%
Other
1.6%
Free or reduced priced lunch
74%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
20%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
128%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
96%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
9%
19% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
63%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
62%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
72%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
100%
88% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
31%
45% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
1.0
6.4 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
84%
81% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
73%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
88%
86% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
45%
60% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
90%
78% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
82%
82% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
100%
97% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
100%
91% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
100%
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?
58%
39% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
53%
42% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 3 dedicated spaces for Dance and Visual arts
This school has 4 licensed arts teacher in Dance, Music, and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
63%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
47%
59% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
62%
68% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish, Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
99%
28% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
94%
86% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
James Madison HS, Rachel Carson HS for Coastal Studies, and Edward R. Murrow HS
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 Russian.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
9%
6% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
52%
42% 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 ICT students
2.46
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.42
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.95
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.35
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
3.81
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
3.07
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
62%
69% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
88%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
96%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
95%
88% Citywide Average
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Location

2200 Gravesend Neck Road
Brooklyn NY 11229
Sheepshead Bay (District 22)
Trains: Q to Neck Rd
Buses: B3, B36, B44, B49

Contact

Phone
718-743-5598
Principal
Ellen Quigley
Parent Coordinator
Jennifer Hom

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.