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P.S. 397 Foster Laurie

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
490 Fenimore Street
Brooklyn NY 11203
Phone: 718-774-5200

Our Insights

P.S. 397 Foster Laurie in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. The school is in its own building.

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 school as a whole also performs well on test scores, as compared to other schools in the city. The principal has been leading this school since 2014.

This school prioritizes children who live in the school zone, but anyone is welcome to apply. To see if your address is zoned for this school please use our school search. For more information about zoned school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page and see the "Zoned Schools and other options" section.

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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?
100%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
94%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
94%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
82%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.8

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?
55%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
49%
49% 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
172
Asian
1%
Black
75%
Hispanic
10%
White
5%
Other
9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
10%
Pre-K seats
18

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
28%
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?
33%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40%
28% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Winthrop St
Buses: B12, B43, B44, B49

Contact

Principal
Marie Casseus Monteau
Parent Coordinator
Dionne Bowen

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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