P.S. 106

Grades Pre-K, K-5

What’s Special

Orderly classrooms

The Downside

Hurricane Sandy damaged an early childhood annex

Our Review

PS 106 faces many challenges: its early childhood annex was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy and never repaired, and the school was the subject of a series of New York Post articles claiming that the principal is frequently absent and students watch movies instead of having gym or art classes.

Other observers said the school is not as bad as the Post articles suggest. Most parents said they were happy with the direction the school is going in, City Council Member Donovan Richards told Capital New York after visiting the school. There is significant room for organizational improvement, but the classrooms are orderly, teachers are dedicated, and students are learning, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina told Chalkbeat after Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson visited the school.

The schools enrollment has dropped since 2009 and nearly half of the students are chronically absent, according to the DOE data. This is a zoned neighborhood school. (Sabrina Alli, DOE data and News Reports, January 2014)

About the students

Enrollment
219
Pre-K seats
18
Asian
2.3%
Black
65.8%
Hispanic
27.4%
White
2.3%
Other
2.3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
32%
English language learners
10%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
146%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
90%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
40%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
48%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
84%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
2.2
6.6 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
63%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
95%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
58%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
48%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
98%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
50%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
85%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
47%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
84%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
81%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
18%
42% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 1 dedicated space for Media arts
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.67
2.0 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.97
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.69
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.86
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.73
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
1.83
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
77%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
91%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
91%
89% Citywide Average
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Location

180 Beach 35 Street
Queens NY 11691
Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A to Beach 36th St-Edgemere
Buses: Q22, QM17

Contact

Phone
718-327-5828
Principal
Rachelle Legions
Parent Coordinator
Dimaris Montanez

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

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