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P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
109-20 Union Hall Street
Queens NY 11433
Phone: 718-526-1906

Our Insights

P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington in Jamaica is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. This school shares a building with PS 312 Jamaica Children's School.

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 2007.

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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?
93%
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?
85%
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?
91%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.6

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?
42%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
37%
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
396
Asian
14%
Black
54%
Hispanic
26%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
6%
Pre-K seats
30

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
42%
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?
15%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
23% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Jamaica (District 28)
Buses: Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q40, Q5, Q6, Q60, X63

Contact

Principal
Alison Branker
Parent Coordinator
Tyeisha Miller

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 312 Jamaica Children's School

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

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