Wave Preparatory Elementary School

Grades Pre-K, K-5

What’s Special

Frequent field trips

The Downside

Too soon to say

Our Review

A neighborhood school in Far Rockaway, Wave Preparatory Academy opened in the fall of 2012 with grades PK-2 and is expanding each year until it serves grades Pk-5. Students at WAVE Prep take foreign language classes, go on field trips, and participate in community service projects. It replacesP.S. 215 Lucretia Mott,which closed in 2015.

Students at Wave Prep frequently work in small groups, allowing teachers to reach children at different levels. The school seeks to help children develop academically, socially, and emotionally, and teachers incorporate advisory and character education into daily instruction.

The building includes a library, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria. After Hurricane Sandy, students were temporarily relocated to IS 232 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn due to the damage to the school building. They returned to the building in the beginning of November.

Special education: Wave Prep offers both integrated co-teaching and self-contained classes for students with special needs.

Admissions: Zoned school. Preference is given to students in the zone and those with siblings at the school. (Pauline Zaldonis, April 2013, internet-based research; photo from DOE website.)

About the students

Enrollment
559
Pre-K seats
54
Asian
1.8%
Black
41.3%
Hispanic
55.1%
White
0.5%
Other
1.3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
21%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
109%
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?
17%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
87%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
69%
85% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
4.0
6.6 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
87%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
92%
79% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
40%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
70%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
79%
87% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
63%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
79%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
87%
87% 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?
93%
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?
33%
40% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
34%
39% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 3 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, and an Auditorium
This school has 2 licensed arts teachers in Dance (part-time) and Music (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 Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
10%
10% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
20%
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 ICT students
1.8
2.0 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.69
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.77
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.41
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
97%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
94%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
92%
89% Citywide Average
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