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P.S. 31 Bayside

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Staff Pick
211-45 46th Road
Queens NY 11361
Phone: 718-423-8289

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong extra-curricular program.

The Downside

Large class size in the upper grades

Diverse PS 31 is a happening place where children win ballroom dance competitions and star in big musical extravaganzas, while working hard to bring in above average test scores. This safe, orderly school boasts strong leadership and has the benefit of serving a manageable number of kids with special needs and English language learners, who also do very well here based on the results of their state exams.

Classes are large in the upper grades, but attendance is high, which is beneficial for everyone. There are clearly many reasons why a child would want to come to school: the school's lively Facebook page has pictures of ambitious musical productionsthe Little Mermaid and Seussical, Jr.in addition to spring concerts, ballroom dance, a band, chorus and more.

Long-time principal Terri Graybow became principal in 2003 after a period of rapid turnover in leadership. Shortly after she arrived, a teacher said, "She's thoughtful, intelligent and cooperative with teachers and parents." Graybow continues to receive high marks from her staff on school surveys.

The school is "well-developed," the highest rating the city gives to a school.

Admissions: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, August 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?
97%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
97%
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?
97%
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?
72%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
67%
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
506
Asian
56%
Black
7%
Hispanic
22%
White
12%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
56%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
12%
Pre-K seats
33

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
11%
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?
38%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Bayside (District 26)
Buses: Q12, Q13, Q27, Q31

Contact

Principal
Terri Graybow
Parent Coordinator
Maritza Gillespie

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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

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