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P.S. 253

Grades: K-5
601 Oceanview Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11235
Phone: 718-332-3331

Our Insights

P.S. 253 in Brighton Beach is a neighborhood school serving grades Kindergarten 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. The Pre-K has lots of activities for children to explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more, which are meant to develop a range of skills and promote a child's acceptance of diversity. 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. The principal has been leading this school since 2002.

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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?
97%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
98%
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?
78%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.9

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?
92%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
76%
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
945
Asian
36%
Black
0%
Hispanic
37%
White
25%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
79%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
21%
Pre-K seats
36

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
17%
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?
84%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
53%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
79%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Brighton Beach (District 21)
Trains: B Line, Q Line to Brighton Beach
Buses: B1, B36, B4, B49, B68, BM3

Contact

Principal
Lisa Ditillo Speroni
Parent Coordinator
Gina Dacchille

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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