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P.S. Q233

Grades: K-12
91-30 Metropolitan Avenue
Queens NY 11374
Phone: 718-286-4700

Our Insights

What’s Special

School for children with special needs offers yoga

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q233 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 400 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is located in seven sites throughout Queens. The student body is comprised mainly of learners with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, social emotional disabilities, speech and language impairments, and sensory impairments. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 86.6 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Also key to note is that the quality of teaching at the school is good, based on the 2015 Quality Review.

In order to enhance student experience, the school participates in a variety of programs. According to the CEP, three of the seven sites have inclusion programs. Additionally, as detailed in the Quality Review, the school collaborates with Get Ready to Learn, a yoga movement program and The Power of Choice, a program that helps students develop self-control.

[Photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q233 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?
99%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
26%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
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?
76%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.9

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
509
Asian
17%
Black
32%
Hispanic
30%
White
15%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
26%


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

Contact & Location

Location

Forest Hills (District 28)
Trains: E Line, F Line, M Line, R Line to Forest Hills-71st Ave
Buses: Q23, Q54, Q60, Q64

Contact

Principal
Debbie Edmonds Shaddi
Parent Coordinator
Laura Castano

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Metropolitan Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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