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P.S. Q811

Grades: K-12
61-25 Marathon Parkway
Queens NY 11362
Phone: 718-224-8060

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What’s Special

Special needs kids learn to repair bikes, work in cafes

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q811 is a school where the leadership is liked and where 100 percent of teachers say they would recommend this school to other families, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 400 1st-12th graders, is located nine sites across Queens. The school population is comprised of students with cognitive delays, autism, or multiple disabilities. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 87.8 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 2016Quality Review.

We read in the Quality Review that at the main site, students are provided with pre-vocational training opportunities at 18 school-based worksites including related to building maintenance, composting, bicycle repair, and cafe service. Also while in school, students participate in classroom activities that relate to their pre-vocational studies. For example, an exercise was conducted where students were asked to demonstrate their employability skills

[Photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q811 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
90% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
14%
18% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
90% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
85%
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.8

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
439
Asian
20%
Black
33%
Hispanic
28%
White
14%
Other
6%
Free or reduced priced lunch
83%
Students with disabilities
99%
English language learners
26%

From the 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.


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

Contact & Location

Location

Little Neck (District 26)
Buses: Q30

Contact

Principal
Nicole Avila
Parent Coordinator
Sonja Sylvers

Other Details

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

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