P.S. 120 Carlos Tapia

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
18 Beaver Street
Brooklyn NY 11206
Phone: 718-455-1000

Our Insights

P.S. 120 Carlos Tapia in Bushwick is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. This school is in its own building.

The Pre-K has lots of activities for children to explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more, which are meant to develop a range of skills and promote a child's acceptance of diversity. Teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation to develop language skills, mutual respect and promote positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks. The principal has been leading this school since 2001.

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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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86%
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
19.0

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
35%
50% 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 the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
332
Asian
1%
Black
21%
Hispanic
71%
White
7%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
21%
Pre-K seats
27
3-K seats
28

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
46%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Bushwick (District 14)
Trains: Z Line to Myrtle Ave; L Line to Morgan Ave; J Line, M Line to Flushing Ave
Buses: B15, B43, B46, B47, B54, B57, B60

Contact

Principal
Lizabeth Caraballo
Parent Coordinator
Teresa Perrone

Other Details

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

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

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