P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz School

85 Watkins St, Brooklyn, NY 11212 | (718) 495-7793
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 566
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3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Antoinette Martin
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 566
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 45.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 281 (49.6%)
  • Females: 285 (50.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz School
  Number Percent
1st Grade488.5%
2nd Grade396.9%
3rd Grade519.0%
4th Grade559.7%
5th Grade478.3%
6th Grade559.7%
7th Grade478.3%
8th Grade396.9%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 91-100%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
Percent of Students Suspended
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on June 13, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This School gets a Rating of 2-apples out of 5 because The Bad Teachers/Para Professionals Out Number Number the Good Ones. The Bad/Uncaring Students out Number the good/Caring Students, and when you have a (...) who is not a disciplinarian and someone who is afraid of everyone from the students down to the parents, this school cannot be successful. Seek out the Good Teachers and Paraprofessionals and get their opinions, and maybe a positive resolution can come out of it which may lead to a turn around in the school performance. Finally, get a No Nonsense Male (...) that takes No crap from anyone and you will see Results.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on January 26, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a vendor for the school system Laserface Publishing. I love the school's energy and passion to learn. The chess club is a wonderful outlet for the students.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 07, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i have been going to this school since pre-kindergarten and this school is very good and fun and exciting i attend this school and it makes me happy to come to school in the mornings. so yes i give this school a 5 apple
  • Reviewed by Student on December 31, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i been going to this school for six years i love this school if you disargree something is wrong with you
  • Reviewed by Student on July 12, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • 298 is not so much of a great school. teachers don't work as hard as the parents do with the children. Girls are in the stair case acting like hoes. Boys and girls dont even have respect for the parents or for the teachers. The teachers dont even really care for the children. The reason why I know all of this is because I went to this school for 5 years your children need to get it together. Its 09 when are you teenagers going to get it through yah head that there is no more fun and games

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