P.S 59 William Floyd School of Professional Studies

Basic Information

Address: 211 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11206
County: Kings
District: 14
Phone Number: 718-443-3600
Fax Number: 718-574-6634
Principal: Dawn Best

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P.S 59 William Floyd School of Professional Studies
P.S 59 William Floyd School of Professional Studies

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Additional Information

School Type: Public School
District ID: 14K059
School ID: P.S 59
Grade Level: Pre-K, K-5
Founded: 1955
School Setting:

Urban School

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00am - 2:20pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180 days
School Holidays: Columbus Day, Veterans Days, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas break, Easter Break
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Bear
School Size: 340
Classroom Size: 20 Students
Classroom Teachers: 30 Students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20 Students to 1 Teacher
Support Services:

Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Special education services

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

New Macintosh Computer lab, New Ipads, Computers in all classrooms

School Clubs:

Chess, art, music, gardening

Lunch Availability: Free Lunch
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Street Parking only

Uniform Guidelines:

Blue and white

Mission Statement:

Public school 59 is committed to creating a legacy of academic excellence, for each and every student. We seek to develop individuals who can not merely be defined by standards, but can set them as well. Our goal is for each student's social and intellectual growth to be exceeded only by their humanity. We instill in them the knowledge that we are interdependent members of the global community and have an obligation to make a contribution of substance. We show evidence of this commitment through our valued ongoing partnerships with parents and community-based organizations. We model this commitment by making this a place where teaching and learning is honored every day.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our role as educators is to create an environment rich with opportunities for learning to occur. Facilitating that process requires more than teaching it requires a green thumb for fertile minds.

Enrollment Characteristics: African Americans, Hispanics, and Chinese.
School History:

Public School 59 was built in 1955 after replacing a long standing elementary school. The school was named after William Floyd a delegate from New York in the First Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. He was a member of the New York State Senate (Southern District) from 1777 to 1788. It services the children and families from three different housing developments as well as surrounding private homes

Notable Graduates:

Tracey Morgan

Programs and Services:

Chess in the schools
Special Education Services
Studio in the schools