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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
http://www.ps748scholars.com/


Student Demographics 2017

Number of students K-8555
Students eligible for subsidized meals69%
Limited English Proficient students14%
Students receiving special ed services14%
White students34%
American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1%
Hispanic or Latino students25%
Students of 2 or more races1%
Asian38%
Student mobility rate3%