School Details

P.S. 249 the Caton

18 Marlborough Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 282-8828
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 757 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

22%
18%
31%
46%
22%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #17 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
18%
30%
73%
25%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #17 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 249 the Caton is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 249 the Caton is MS. ELISA BROWN, who can be contacted at ebrown4@schools.nyc.gov. 757 students attend P.S. 249 the Caton and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the P.S. 249 the Caton students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 757 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 249 the Caton is 13:1. Practical Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 86%
Hispanic 46% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 83%
Limited English proficiency 29% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has the most unorganized rude incompetent faculty. Their lacking communication skills make it hard to get anything accomplished.

  • (1 year ago)

    i was studying Early Childhood Education and did some field hours at this school it is right by my house so my child could technically go there I wold never send him there. its crowded the teachers were uncaring (threatened to tell on a five year old boy for crying to his mom) lined the "pretty" girls up and the "smart " boys up in neat rows and served frosted cake nearly every week followed with cream soda the proceed to show disney movies on the screen. not to mention the multiple choice quizes for a kindergarten class along side scripted curriculum! yuck

  • (6 years ago)

    Ms. Duncan is a wonderful kindergartner teacher my daugther was in her class 2007and learn alot she love my Duncan alot thank Ms duncan for your help and preparing my daughter for 1st grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    I might say that the teachers apply themselves with the curriculm that they have to assist the children with the improvement of their test scores. My daughter graduated in 2005 and achiebe Level 4 in both her Math and English and was able to get that with the help of the teachers of PS 249. Continue doing a great job.

  • (6 years ago)

    I visited The Caton School as apart of my Early Field Experience and the visit was excellent. My visit there was a plesant one. I felt like home. There were no yelling the setting is bright and student centered. It encourages cultural diversity and it's a great learning environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is EXCELLENT! My son have always been interested in learning as most curious kindergartners do-His Teacher MS. Duncan have been excellent in her model approach to learning- As a concern parent the attend ALL parent teachers meeting. Almost every day my son comes home with a new technique he have learnt. She is 'knows' her students she is respectful kindhearted and compassionate -JUST THE TEACHER QUALITY THAT THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEEDS! Ms.Duncan of class k-109 should be recognized for her outstanding qualities and great teaching skills. Sign Patent of Kindergartner Flatbush Brooklyn NY

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall PS 249 has an excellent parent-teacher communication strategy where the children's academic performance is concerned. Parents are given various ways in which to get involve and work together with teachers in ensuring the success of the students. I have a daughter who has been a student of the school since 1st grade and who has been very successful in the reading program for two consecutive years. I am pleased with the quality work being given by the teachers especially Ms. Jones (Class 110) and Ms. Rodriquez (Class 301) and like the fact that even off the school premises the principal is able to recognize a student by name. Nice Touch Ms Brown! Continued success and much appreciation to the staff of PS 249!

  • (9 years ago)

    I've found the staff at PS 249 to be a close knit kind of family. They continually invite parent participation. They strongly incourage reading and offer supplementary options for children that are having academic problems.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children attended p.s. 249 and through out the years the school has improved. I personally never encountered any problems as far as saftey quality of eduaction and qualified teachers. The only thing that I would improve on is the quality of the foods that they serve the children for lunch. However i believe that this can be altered with more parental involvment.

  • (10 years ago)

    As A parent I pay close attention to our daughter's progress and weakness at school. We stressed how important school is and how not so important cartoons isnt. I would like this school to make more progress for working parents I missed alot of meeting from parents asssocation commitee because 1. We dont get any mails about meeting and 2. Preparations are make for non working Parents and as working parent I personally think it unfair. Ms.Bochbot is very sweet teacher I am glad she taught my daughter she learned so much that will stay with her for a lifetime.

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