Our mission at P.S. 242 is to provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging early learning environment. We achieve high academic and social emotional outcomes through our strong partnerships with families and the community. Emphasis is placed on meeting individual needs through multiple pathways, and ensuring that children feel valued, supported, and loved.
Each child will be equipped with the early academic and social emotional skills needed to become their best selves.
Planning lessons that foster improved teacher practice, resulting in positive student outcomes in foundational literacy skills .
CEP (School) Goals
ELA - By June 2023, Elementary ELA for all students will increase 13%, from 57% to 70%, an increase of 13%, from 37% to 50% for Hispanic students, and an increase of 3% for Students with Disabilities (SWDs) will increase from 10%, from 30% to 40%, performing at or above grade level, as measured by Acadience Reading Diagnostic.
Mathematics - By June 2023, Elementary Math for all students will increase 3%, from 74% to 77%, an increase of 5%, from 45% to 50% for Hispanic students, and an increase of 3% for Students with Disabilities (SWDs) will increase from 5%, from 38% to 43%, performing at or above grade level, as measured by I-Ready Math Diagnostic Results.
Supportive Environment Framework- By June, 2023, practices related to Guidance will improve 3%, from 84% to 87%, as measured by positive NYC School Survey Guidance responses, resulting in improved Safety & Restorative Approaches to Behavior.
Quality Individualized Education Program- By June, 2023, to strengthen the quality and implementation of IEPs for All Students with Disabilities (SWD), we will improve the creation of quality IEPS that include annual goals that indicate benchmarked progress monitoring by Increase of 3%, from 87% to 90%, as measured by IEP reviews.