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P.S. Q993

Grades: K-12
85-15 258th Street
Bellerose NY 11001
Phone: 718-831-4040

Our Insights

What’s Special

Vocational classes for students with multiple handicaps

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q993 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is located in nine sites throughout Queens. The student body is comprised mainly of learners with multiple handicaps, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbances, and autism. 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 2015 Quality Review.

According to the CEP, the school offers pre-vocational and vocational classes. In fact, the school recently increased the number pre-vocational classes to provide more students with experiences to help them build skills to increase college/career readiness.

[Photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q993 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?
96%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
91%
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
82%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.0

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
604
Asian
20%
Black
19%
Hispanic
35%
White
24%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
38%


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

Contact & Location

Location

Bellerose (District 26)
Buses: Q36

Contact

Principal
Jacqueline Zaretsky
Parent Coordinator
Natisha Singh

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 191 Mayflower
Metal detectors?
No

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