The Caton Elementary School PS 249 located in Brooklyn, NYC has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of student achievement. The high levels of teacher planning and rigorous expectations is evident throughout the school. The Caton School PS 249 has many accomplishments and accolades including being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2021. The school focus on powerful and consistent instructional strategies including methods that strengthen a reading and writing community of learners, a balanced math program that helps students to focus on conceptual understanding through problem solving and real-world application has enabled high levels of success across all grades. Student engagement is a priority across all grades and the path to college begins in Pre-Kindergarten.
2018 Title I National Distinguished Award for High Performance
2018 and 2019 Reward School Awards by the New York State Department of Education
2021 National Blue Ribbon Award
2021 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership
2023 NCUST America’s Best Schools Award
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