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P.S. 197 John B Russwurm
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PS 197M Mission Statement
P.S. 197's mission is to reach, challenge and motivate each child to want to learn by helping them use inquiry and problem-solving as effective methods to approach learning and other lifelong experiences. We will provide a safe and educationally enriched environment that promotes excellence. To help us accomplish these efforts, we will promote collaboration among the family, the school and the community.
John B Russwurm is an elementary school with 346 students from prekindergarten through grade 5. The school population comprises 64% Black, 27% Hispanic, 2% White, 1% Asian students and 6% other students. The student body includes 6% English language learners and 20% special education students. Boys account for 55% of the students enrolled and girls account for 45%. The average attendance rate for the school year 2010 - 2011 was 91.1 %.