P.S. 20 Elementary School

At a Glance

students in grades K-5
of students are English Language Learners
of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch
of students qualify for special needs services

P.S. 20 Elementary School in Queens, NY began its partnership with The Writing Revolution in 2015. The school has a large immigrant population and 38% of its students are classified as English Language Learners.

From 2016 to 2017, the average pass rate on the New York State English Language Arts examination at P.S. 20 increased by more than double that of New York State schools overall.

"As a former high school teacher and now an elementary school teacher, I wish I had learned about TWR’s writing strategies sooner. I have spent countless hours “correcting” my students’ writing, while understanding that it was a waste of time; but not knowing a better way to teach it. TWR’s strategies are valuable because they are functional, meaningful, and most importantly, they engage my students."

Judy, 4th grade teacher

"As a school comprised mainly of English language learners, many of our students struggle with the process of writing. The Writing Revolution provides explicit, scaffolded instruction and gives our young learners the foundational skills needed to grow as writers."

Nicholas, 1st grade teacher and ELL Coordinator