IS 383 Philippa Schuyler

Grades 5-8
Staff Pick

What’s Special

Lots of music and trips

The Downside

Building shared with charter school

Our Review

Philippa Schuyler School for the Gifted and Talented offers art, dance and steel panthe 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)

About the students

Enrollment
915
Asian
4.6%
Black
38.1%
Hispanic
55.1%
White
1.4%
Other
0.8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
4%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Achievement First Bushwick Charter Middle School
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
72%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
11%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
55%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
34%
28% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
77%
82% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
35%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
3.9
6.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
72%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
88%
88% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
83%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
72%
72% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
88%
86% 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?
37%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
56%
30% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 9 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, Theater, Visual arts, and an Auditorium
This school has 7 licensed arts teachers in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual arts

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
78%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
54%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
80%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Earth Science, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
72%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
93%
84% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Benjamin Banneker Academy, Williamsburg Charter HS, and HS for Health Professions and Human Services
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
10%
5% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
33%
14% 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
1.71
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.88
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.84
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.05
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.25
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.51
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
59%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
97%
88% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
100%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
100%
90% Citywide Average
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