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Robert E. Peary School

Grades: K-8
1666 Hancock Street
Ridgewood NY 11385
Phone: 718-456-7588

Our Insights

What’s Special

School for students with special needs, including those learning English

The Downside

Little information available

Teachers at the Robert E. Peary School agree that the principal has a clear vision, according to school surveys.

The school, which serves over 500 children, is located in seven sites. The student body mainly consists of learners of varying degrees of cognitive abilities including students on the autism spectrum, emotional challenges, and cognitive delays. Services offered include occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, hearing/vision services and speech. Also, ENL (English as a New Language) instruction is available for students who are learning English. The average attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 88.3 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan.

[Photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. The Robert E. Peary School is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)

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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?
92%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
33%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
91%
85% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
0% 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?
88%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.0

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
560
Asian
15%
Black
32%
Hispanic
41%
White
8%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
30%
Pre-K seats
11

From 2018 School Directories



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

Contact & Location

Location

Ridgewood (District 24)
Trains: L Line to Halsey St; M Line to Seneca Ave
Buses: B13, B26, B38, Q55, Q58

Contact

Principal
James Thorbs
Parent Coordinator
Tashawna Hassell

Other Details

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

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