P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
350 Avenue X
Brooklyn NY 11223
Phone: 718-645-2862

Our Insights

P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini in Gravesend is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. This school is in its own building.

This is a school where children who enter with low, middle and high test scores will do well, as compared to other schools in the city. 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 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
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?
79%
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.9

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?
57%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
53%
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
667
Asian
29%
Black
4%
Hispanic
21%
White
43%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
28%
Pre-K seats
68

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
31%
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?
28%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Gravesend (District 21)
Trains: N Line to Gravesend - 86th St; F Line to Ave X
Buses: B1, B3, B36, B4, B68

Contact

Principal
Donna Neglia
Parent Coordinator
Mallory Figueroa

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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