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PS 347 The American Sign Language & English Lower School

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
223 East 23rd Street
Manhattan NY 10010
Phone: 917-326-6609

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PS 347 The American Sign Language & English Lower School in Gramercy is a neighborhood school serving grades 3-K through 8. This school shares the building with its Upper School.

This school prepares students well to progress to the next grade and helps them improve their test scores, as compared to other schools with similar students. The principal has been leading this school since 2009.

This school prioritizes children who live in District 2, but anyone is welcome to apply. Type your address into our school search to see if your child has priority. For more information about school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
38%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
59%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
44%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
41%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
65%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.3

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
67%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
65%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
38%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
63%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
19%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
193
Asian
4%
Black
21%
Hispanic
44%
White
26%
Other
5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
68%
Students with disabilities
51%
English language learners
20%
Pre-K seats
30

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No


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Contact & Location

Location

Gramercy (District 2)
Trains: L Line to 3rd Ave; 6 Line, N Line, R Line to 23rd St; 4 Line, 5 Line, Q Line to 14th St-Union Square
Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23, M3, M34A-SBS, M5, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

Contact

Principal
David Bowell
Parent Coordinator
Cterry Acevedo

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with its Upper School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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