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P.S. 181 Brooklyn

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
1023 New York Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11203
Phone: 718-462-5298

Our Insights

P.S. 181 Brooklyn in Flatbush is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 8. The school is in its own building.

In the Pre-K classes, 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. They have lots of time to talk and ask questions. The principal has been leading this school since 2014.

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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?
57%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
70%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
87%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.0

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?
23%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
It Takes a Village Academy and Academy for Health Careers
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
41%
32% 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
644
Asian
2%
Black
84%
Hispanic
10%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
76%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
14%
Pre-K seats
33

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
32%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
7%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
16% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Flatbush (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Church Ave
Buses: B35, B44, B44-SBS, B49, B8

Contact

Principal
Victor Esannason
Parent Coordinator
Keith Grady

Other Details

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

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

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