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John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School

Grades: K-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed
1 Teleport Drive
Staten Island NY 10311
Phone: 347-855-2238

Our Insights

What’s Special

High graduation rate for special needs students

The Downside

Remote location

Lavelle Prep Charter School has an ambitious goal: to graduate and prepare all students for college, even those with severe disabilities. Its motto, "Fair is not equal," means that students get the attention they need, and some students need more help than others. Most teachers are dually certified in special education.

Its graduation rate for children with disabilities is well above the citywide average.    

The school opened in 2009 as a school for children in grades 6 to 12 at the Elizabeth A. Connelly Campus in Graniteville. It added grades 3 to 5 in 2016. The school serves students from all over Staten Island and getting to it can be quite a journey.

Special education: More than one-third of students have Individual Education Plans; some have disabilities so severe that they would otherwise be separated in special classes or schools. These students have a variety of emotional and behavioral problems and learning disabilities.

Admissions: Lottery. (Ayrn Bloodworth, 2011, updated August 2018)

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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?
90%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
83% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
7%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
21%
43% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
67% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
62% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
25%
66% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
62% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
19%
65% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
100%
95% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
74%
80% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
58%
70% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
86%
86% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
793
Asian
1%
Black
44%
Hispanic
43%
White
8%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
79%
Students with disabilities
40%
English language learners
3%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
95% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
12% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
20% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
31% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
40%
13% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Mid-Island (District 31)
Buses: S46, S62, S92, S96

Contact

Principal
Christopher Zilinski/Anthony Faiella

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with four other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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