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HELLO BROOKLYN…

PS 11, The Purvis J. Behan Elementary School, is located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. We serve over 900 Pre-K to 5th Grade students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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At-A-Glance


PS 11 Achievements

 
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BLUE RIBBON
NATIONAL AWARD

US Department of Education
2014 (Eligibility 2020)

 
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HIGH-PERFORMING
REWARD SCHOOL

NYS Education Department
2014–18

 
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#1 RANKED
PRIMARY SCHOOL

NYC Department of Education
School District 13 


 
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PS 11 Surpasses City + State Grade level Averages

Our commitment to academic excellence empowers students to reach new heights. Learn more by exploring…

2018 Statewide Test Scores


Student Diversity (%)

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou

By exposing our students to rich, culturally-immersive experiences, we are preparing them to become productive members of their local, national and global communities.