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Middle School High School

P.S. 290 Juan Morel Campos

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
135 Schenck Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-647-1113

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong leadership

The Downside

Space constraints, temporary buildings

Since joining the school in fall 2003, Principal Willena George has overseen an overall rise in test scores at PS 290 (with a few dips) and she and her teachers have established a safe and orderly tone. School surveys show that 100 percent of teachers feel George is an effective manager.Even with setbacksin 2013 test scores across the city plummeted when kids took harder testsher staff has been able to recover and regroup.

Twenty-nine percent of the students were proficient (scoring a level 3 or 4, out of 4, on state tests) in 2013, but by 2014 that number had jumped ten percentage points. Twenty-five percent were proficient in reading in 2014, an improvement over the year before. While these scores are still average, the pattern since her arrival has shown that George and her staff know how to move the needle, even during periods of change.

Ballet Tech provides dance instruction and there is a visual arts teacher, but it seems like a drawback that a school named after Juan Morel Camposan important Puerto Rican composer, who started studying music at the age of 8does not have a full-time music teacher.

Space is also tight. A single, large room functions as the "gymnatorium," a gym, cafeteria and auditorium. Some physical education classes meet in classrooms, and a number of classes meet in two temporary buildings behind the school.

Special education: There are three self-contained special education classes and team-taught classes on every grade level.

Admissions: Neighborhood school.(Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, September 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?
90%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
62%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
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 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
70%
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.4

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?
46%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
40%
49% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From this school's most recent Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems

From this school's most recent Early Childhood Environmental Rating System (ECERS-R)

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
461
Asian
2%
Black
21%
Hispanic
74%
White
0%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
21%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
22%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Pre-K seats
18
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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?
15%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
30%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
14%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Cypress Hills (District 19)
Trains: C Line, J Line, Z Line to Van Siclen Ave
Buses: B20, B83, Q24, Q56

Contact

Principal
Brigitte Newell
Parent Coordinator
LEONOR ROLDAN

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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