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.
Ms. Ursula Annio, Principal at Time of Nomination
1664 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11214-3606
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%|
|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%|
|Student mobility rate||3%|