Staten Island School of Civic Leadership

Grades Pre-K, K-8

Our Review

The Staten Island School for Civic Leadership, opened in September 2009 in a new building, uses partnerships with local organizations to create a brigade of youth leaders dedicated to supporting their neighborhood community. The school opened in the Graniteville neighborhood with grades PK-1 and grade 6 and is growing to serve PK-8 with some 800 students at full capacity. It is the borough’s first PK-8.

Founding Principal Rose Kerr, assistant principal at PS 22, has already established partnerships with the Seaview Rehabilitation Center and Wagner College. She envisions a school in which students get to meet local leaders and become actively involved in the community, doing such things as creating community gardens.

Kerr said the school follows the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, author of “What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know” and other books prescribing what children should learn in each grade in order to be "culturally literate." Civics projects are incorporated into the curriculum.

Admissions: Open to all District 31 students.  For K and 1, students zoned to PS 20, PS 21, and PS 22 have priority.  For 6th grade, priority is given to students zoned for IS 51 and IS 72. (Crissy Strining, March 2009, telephone interview)

About the students

Enrollment
925
Pre-K seats
18
Asian
9.6%
Black
21.7%
Hispanic
44.0%
White
19.9%
Other
4.8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
4%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
132%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
94%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
19%
19% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
62%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
63%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
87%
88% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
36%
45% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
2.8
6.4 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
64%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
79%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
60%
81% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
81%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
81%
86% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
52%
60% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
92%
78% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
100%
97% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
100%
91% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
100%
96% 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?
47%
39% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
56%
42% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 7 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual arts
This school has 3 licensed arts teacher in Music and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
65%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
56%
59% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
69%
68% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
US History, Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
28%
28% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
92%
86% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Susan E. Wagner HS, Curtis HS, and Port Richmond HS
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
52%
42% 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
1.96
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.5
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.99
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.48
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.45
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.42
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
64%
69% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
99%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
99%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
97%
88% Citywide Average
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Location

280 Regis Drive
Staten Island NY 10314
North Shore (District 31)
Buses: S40, S46, S48

Contact

Phone
718-697-5250
Principal
Donna Nilsen
Parent Coordinator
Lynda Bernstein

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