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P.S./M.S. 282 Park Slope

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Staff Pick
180 6 Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
Phone: 718-622-1626

Our Insights

What’s Special

Champion chess team; room for children outside the zone

The Downside

Attendance could be better

PS 282 has long welcomed children from across Brooklyn. Now, with the phase-out of its middle school complete, it has expanded enrollment in PK-5 by more than 300 seats. The school has garden plots, and a local chef has helped harvest it and prepare food for children to sample. Parents appreciate the fact that their children get physical education in a real gymnasium. Children may participate in an on-site after school program with plenty of options. PS 282 also has a gifted and talented program.

Amy Rodriquez, who became the principal in 2019, has worked as a teacher and a literacy coach, and served as assistant principal and later principal of Peace Academy MS 596. Most recently she was listed as interim-acting principal of Park Place Community Middle School 266.

Rodriguez replaces Rashan Hoke, who served as principal from 2014 to 2019 and was credited with making the school more "child-centered," a place where children explore their own interests and speak in class, with less time listening to teachers. Teachers have received training in the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project approach, in which children choose books of interest to them, and write about meaningful topics and practice editing their own writing.

PS 282 has a gifted and talented program open to children from across District 13. Many of the children in the gifted program live in the school zone. However, because the school has so much space for out-of-zone children, the general education classes have had children from as far away as Sheepshead Bay and Bay Ridge.

Some of the school’s longtime strengths include a champion chess team, a drama program and a software engineering program that teaches computer coding. The school, while improving, is still a work-in-progress. For example, about one-third of the students miss at least a month of school.

The middle school, launched in 2008, struggled to find its academic footing. The Department of Education decided to phase it out beginning in 2017. Because of quirks in zoning, children who are zoned for PS 282, part of District 13, are eligible to attend District 15 middle schools and many take advantage of that option.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. District-wide gifted program. The school has long had room for children from outside the attendance zone. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, July 2019)

 

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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?
82%
79% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
88%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
48% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
77%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
1% 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?
91%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.1

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?
48%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
57%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
29%
67% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
54%
64% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
17% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
650
Asian
3%
Black
46%
Hispanic
25%
White
23%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
44%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
2%
Pre-K seats
82

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
29%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
43%
23% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Park Slope (District 13)
Trains: R Line to Union St; B Line, Q Line to 7th Ave; 2 Line, 3 Line to Bergen St
Buses: B103, B37, B41, B45, B63, B65, B67, B69

Contact

Principal
Amy Rodriguez, I.A.
Parent Coordinator
Sureeta Collie-Cyrus

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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