P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan

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419 Waverly Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 638-2661

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 840

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan

I am thrilled with PS 11. My daughter is in kindergarten, her first year in the school, and her growth has been tremendous. Her teacher, Ms. Pitts, has not only taught her how to read and write but has instilled a true love of reading and writing. My daughter now writes in her journal when she's upset, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/14

PS11 is truly a community school. We love that this means all sorts of families and students from all backgrounds make up the school family (and all live nearby). The staff and administration place a strong emphasis on socio-emotional development and I feel my children are truly known and are taught ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/14

PS11 is a wonderful neighborhood school with a very active and passionate parent body. I'm happy that I chose this school over some other well sought after schools outside of district 13 or a charter school. The environment is welcoming, expectations are high and the academics are rigorous, but balanced ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/14

If you are looking for a school of academic excellence, a challenging and rigorous curriculum in a nurturing setting, enrichment opportunities, extra-curricular programs, classes in The Arts and Sciences, high expectations for all including behavioral expectations, an active parent body, a diverse community, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/23/14

This school potentially has all the good components of a great public school. Unfortunately the environment between staff and parents is extremely dis-satisfactory. If there is a problem with your child that is more on the fault of the staff, they do not want to hear it and they will make it very obvious. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/14

I had to remove my son from this school. I think the principle in insane and a control freak. I had to remove my son from this school because his teacher was bring very unprofessional. My son is a good kid and it his new school he was immediately placed on the honor role. I think if this school wants ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/17/13

My daughter has been here since PreK and is now finishing up first grade. PS 11 continues to be a wonderful place for our family. They've started a violin program for all second graders (new this year), have a five-day a week afterschool enrichment program, cookshop, playworks, visits from local authors ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/13

i had to take my daughter from this school she had hard time and got depressed for the but true 3 years thats she was there she had nothing but problems i believe this school is very unorganized when my daughter had problems with other students no one really helped her she was so depressed i had to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/12

P.S. 11 has been the precursor to my numerous successes throughout my personal & professional attainments in life...The science and recreation instructor and the many other staff persons are the standard by which I hold other educators...From the Royal Rangers, Air Force ROTC, Collegiate Career, Civic ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/06/11

My child has attended PS11 since 2nd grade until her recent graduation. She has loved the school the entire time. Mrs. Wrighton is a very caring and excellent principal. My daughter's excelled in her academics by her last year in PS11 and that's because of Mrs. Wrighton's diligence in making sure ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/14/11

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Test Year: 2012
P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan
New York City Public Schools
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* 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.

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Brooklyn schools — P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan is located at 419 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238. 419 Waverly Ave is in the 11238 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 11 Purvis J Behan is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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