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P.S. Q256

Grades: Pre-K, K-12
525 Convent Road
Syosset NY 11791
Phone: 516-921-0450

Our Insights

What’s Special

Residential and non-residential facility for special needs kids

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q256 has both residential and non-residential facility, as well as inclusion programs and self-contained classrooms, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). The school serves students with Individualized Education Plans in 6:1:1, 8:1:1, 8:1:2 (preschool), 12:1:1, 12:1:4, 8:1 (inclusion) and 9:3 (inclusion) for 12 months of programming. In addition, at the high school level, the school has programs for immigrant students and students placed through the court system.

Based on the 2015 Quality Review, P.S. Q256 is unique for the array of electives it offers. For example, the school implemented electives in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the school has implemented an elective taught by the Mouse Squad who teach students skills and training to operate a school-based help desk, and they learn skills that include technology repair, gaming design, coding and renewable energy.

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q256 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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
86%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84%
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
84%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.3

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
534
Asian
7%
Black
49%
Hispanic
32%
White
10%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
89%
English language learners
12%
Pre-K seats
3

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No


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

Contact & Location

Location

(District 27)

Contact

Principal
Robert Lopez
Parent Coordinator
Donna Tuffuor

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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