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Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
574 Dumont Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-495-7012

Our Insights

What’s Special

Children work in a nearby garden

The Downside

Too soon to say

At Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School, staffers encourage children to investigate and explore. A sense of curiosity and a willingness to ask questions are seen as a plus.

The heart of the curriculum is social studies, science and the arts, with a special focus on gardening in a nearby park. Children engage in extended projects in which they plan, discuss, write, read, draw, and build, according to a press release. Our students ask questions to better understand their world. Inquiry leads curious minds to investigate, Principal Irene K. Spence said in a press release.

Spence is a native Brooklynite who taught at PS 97 for ten years, producing talent shows, plays, performances and art projects with her students. She received her bachelors degree in elementary education from the City College of New York and has a MA in special education.

BGES, opened in 2013, shares the building with School of the Future Brooklyn and PS/IS 174, which is phasing out due to poor performance.

Special education: There are team taught classes.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. To learn more contact: [email protected] (Lydie Raschka, press release, September 2013)

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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?
44%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
64%
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?
41%
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.0

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?
19%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
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
294
Asian
0%
Black
64%
Hispanic
32%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
5%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
35%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Pre-K seats
36

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?
5%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
23% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

East New York (District 19)
Trains: L Line to Livonia Ave; 3 Line to Pennsylvania Ave
Buses: B14, B15, B20, B83

Contact

Principal
Ciani Espada
Parent Coordinator
Zahira Torres

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the School of the Future Brooklyn

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

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