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Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
611 Beach 19 Street
Queens NY 11691
Phone: 347-403-9231

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Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School is a charter school in Far Rockaway, serving grades Pre-K through 5.

Students at this school generally perform well on test scores, as compared to other schools in the city. The Pre-K has lots of activities for children to explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more, which are meant to develop a range of skills and promote a child's acceptance of diversity . Teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation to develop language skills, and promote mutual respect and positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks.

Charter schools are tuition-free schools that operate independently of the city Department of Education, and because of this have a lot of leeway over things like discipline codes, school year/day lengths and teaching philosophies. Charter schools can range from super traditional and strict to super progressive with lots of student freedom. Be sure to ask questions when you visit. Most give priority to children who live in the school district in which the school is located and each school runs its own lottery and enrollment process. Check the school's own website for the application and due date listed under "contact" on this page.

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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?
86%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
86%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
25%
35% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
49%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
62%
49% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
366
Asian
1%
Black
67%
Hispanic
25%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
11%
English language learners
7%
Pre-K seats
49

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
23% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A Line to Far Rockaway-Mott Ave
Buses: Q22, Q113, Q114

Contact

Principal
Ruth Peets-Butcher

Other Details

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

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