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P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud is MS. OLGA MALUF, whose e-mail is omaluf@schools.nyc.gov. 273 students go to P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 273 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud is 9:1. P.S. 22 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 76% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Hispanic 16% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 83%
Limited English proficiency 7% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My son has been attending the Pre-K program at this school since September and we love it. His teachers (Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Cook) each have twelve years experience. They are enthusiastic nurturing knowledgeable and communicative with parents. The schools' administration especially Principal Maluf and Parent Coordinator Julia Grandy are working hard to improve the school and its programs and are responsive to parents needs and concerns. They recently got a grant to develop a vegetable garden and hire a cook to help cafeteria staff learn to cook what is grown in the garden. The PTA is active and working to supplement teaching staff and afterschool programs and the school just received an A grade from the DOE. I am planning to keep my child in PS 316 through 5th grade and hope he can take part in the new Kindergarten G&T class. Great things are happening at this school.

  • (4 months ago)

    PS 316 is only getting better & better. Enrollment is increasing & the school was upgraded to an "A" level this fall by the DOE. My son is in Pre-K. I'm involved with the school volunteering as a Learning Leader & helping with the PTA. His Pre-K teachers are wonderful! He loves going to school each day. His classmates are all his friends and I'm confident he'll be prepared for Kindergarten. There is a G&T Kindergarten class. As they move on a new G&T class will be created each year. There is a huge emphasis on music the arts & science with dedicated teachers for each. My son attends violin lessons after school on Mon. & Thur. paid for by the school! He received one of the 15 slots awarded by lottery. Ms. Maluf the Principal has an exciting vision & is constantly working to find the best way to improve the school environment for the teachers the students and parents. The teachers are energetic. I've never witnessed angry or mean children or seen bullying. It's a true community school & more parental involvement could definitely move the school from above average to excellent. The school is hugely diverse - a big plus for me. I plan on keeping my son at PS 316 to 5th grade..

  • (7 months ago)

    PS 316 keeps improving every year. My daughter started here in Pre-K and is now going into the 2nd grade. She has learned how to play the keyboard and violin. Plays soccer after school and has also been in the Art Club. They've been working with a program called C8Science for the younger students which has been incredible. They are also working w/the DOE to totally overhaul the library and have a librarian on staff for the 2013-2014 school year. The PTA has done an incredible job and continues to come up with wonderful fundraising events and has helped the school out immensely from paying for an extra teacher in the first grade to the 5th grade Prom and end of school trip to Phily. They now have a 2nd Pre-K class and will hopefully start a Gifted and Talented Kindergarten class for the 2013-2014 school year. They have also been approved to start the Nest program in the 2014 school year. The reason why so many wonderful things are happening here is because the principal Ms. Maluf is incredible and has a staff that truly cares about the education of our children!!

  • (10 months ago)

    What an improvement! This school has not only improved in its rating but also in its structure to enhance the children's experiences. Curriculum is aligning itself to common core standards so the staff here has dealt with the DOE's shift. With new curriculum highly seasoned teachers lead many professional developments to help new teachers grasp what it means to lead the children to success. Parents are very involved with the PTA and our parent coordinator really cares. Moreover as a teacher here I know our school is working towards more opportunities for children to be successful. I would put my child in school here and I think that says more than enough.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have problem at this school but since the change of principal and my child move up a grade level things has improve the teachers that I came in contact with are excellent . The Guidance Counselor communicates with me and we work together to solve what ever problem we had. With start of a new school year I am hoping for the best

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been in this school for 5 years now that she is going to 5th grade i am happy that shes going to be out of this school soon.As a parent were supposed to feel the adults in the buliding who are supposed to watching our children and make sure they are safe instead they disrespect our children and have attitudes.The Guidance Counsler is supposed to help and solve sitituations instead she just talks to children and not punish them.P.S.316 is not a safe enviremont because also parents who approach other children that are not they're children.the principal needs to step up and people who are in charge something needs to happen

  • (2 years ago)

    My son third grade teacher Ms. Hylton is the best she really focus on the each child especially when it comes down to the ESL test prep. I really appreciate her she was generous and very helpful and I will recommend her to any parent that have a child in that school who will be in the 3rd grade next school term

  • (2 years ago)

    Well I have three children in the school and I think now it a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    PS 316 is an Elementary School that is filled with constant bullying. It happens in the classrooms and in the lunch room almost everyday. I am a parent of that school and I am not satisfied. I have spoken to other parents who has children in the same said school and I can tell u it's the same problem being said about PS 316. This school principal Ms. Perez is also a bully rude has poor professionalism and she harasses her employees almost everyday. The Guidance Counselor does not sufficiently report or discipline the children who are continuously problematic.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has come a long so many improvement so far great principal and some teachers are doing great with encouraging the students. New playground and a excellent job of the painting. I am looking forward working with the staffs for the school year 2009-2010

  • (6 years ago)

    I really feel that the principal and some of the teachers aids need to be replaced. Our children are failing academically and that not only comes from some of the students homes but the school plays a big part also.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am trying my best to take my children out of this school. My children get bet on by the other children and the adults don't seem to hear or see any thing at all.Every week somthing is happing to them by other children it's not a safe place. All of the numbers should be 0 for the rating of this shool.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very disorganized. Teachers and staff have no respect for the children. It's extremely over crowded. I had to take my out of this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the low performing schools within district 17. It was once a pre-k through sixth grade school that has now expanded up to eighth grade students. This is inappropriate for a building that only has three floors. This is why I am looking into another better school for my graduating fifth grader.

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