Overall attendance in public schools has been down after the break with 72% of students in attendance on Tuesday 1/4 and 67% of students in attendance on Monday 1/3. Our overview of attendance at schools in our neighborhoods on 1/4, most of them with an above average attendance:

  • PS 15 in Red Hook attendance 65%
  • PS 29 in Cobble Hill attendance 85%
  • PS 32 in Carroll Gardens attendance 80%
  • PS 38 in Downtown Brooklyn attendance 71%
  • PS 58 in Carroll Gardens attendance 80%
  • The Brooklyn New School in Carroll Gardens attendance 69%
  • PS 261 in Boerum Hill attendance 73%
  • The Children’s School in Carroll Gardens attendance 83%
  • PS 321 in Park Slope attendance 83%
  • PS 8 in Brooklyn Heights attendance 81%
  • PS 9 in Prospect Heights attendance 72%
  • PS 20 in Fort Greene attendance 67%
  • PS 46 in Fort Greene attendance 56%
  • PS 133 in Gowanus attendance 78%
  • PS 282 in Park Slope attendance 68%
  • PS 287 in Downtown Brooklyn attendance 57%
  • PS 307 in Vinegar Hill attendance 66%
  • Academy of Arts and Letters in Bed Stuy attendance 71%
  • Dock Street middle school in DUMBO attendance 79%
  • Dock Street Pre-K Center attendance 66%
  • MS 915 in Downtown Brooklyn attendance 76%

City data here.

In an extreme case, the administration of PS 58 in Carroll Gardens shuttered the campus entirely on Monday even without official approval to do so. Officials said they are considering disciplinary action regarding P.S. 58’s decision to go remote. PS 58 did reopen on Tuesday and attendance was at 80%.

Mayor Eric Adams has continuously repeated his message that schools will stay open and has encouraged parents to send their children to school. Read more about strategies put in place by the administration including increased testing and new quarantaine rules here. Many schools including those in our neighborhoods are facing challenges staffing the schools due to a spike in positive Covid cases in the city overall and amongst their staff. On January 4, 12,723 positive cases in schools were reported, 8,743 were students and 3,980 staff. There have been no classroom or school closures yet in the city in 2022.