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Still Making the Grade: From a G and T District School to a Top Neighborhood School

Still Making the Grade showcases the Brooklyn (NY) School for Global Scholars, P.S. 748. Originally designed as a district-based application school for gifted and talented students, P.S. 748 featured a self-created and evolving curriculum that used project-based learning and departmentalized, interdisciplinary learning to prepare global citizens for the future. It opened in 2010.

Two years ago District 20 re-defined P.S. 748 as a zoned, neighborhood school. As G&T students aged out, a new and more diverse student body replaced them. The shift in students was due to overcrowding; their ongoing excellence was due to a stellar staff who coupled high expectations with targeted supports.

Read a transcript of Still Making the Grade: From a G and T District School to a Top Neighborhood School.

Read the Brooklyn (NY) School for Global Scholars, P.S. 748’s 2017 National Blue Ribbon School application.

Contact Information
Ms. Ursula Annio, Principal at Time of Nomination
1664 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11214-3606
(718) 382-3130

Student Demographics 2017

Number of students K-8 555
Students eligible for subsidized meals 69%
Limited English Proficient students 14%
Students receiving special ed services 14%
White students 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic or Latino students 25%
Students of 2 or more races 1%
Asian 38%
Student mobility rate 3%