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P.S. 130

Public | K-3 | 328 students

2011 National Blue Ribbon School

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted September 26, 2013

Good school good teacher and good principal because I have two daughter school in this school.before they naughty and didnt want listen but after let they school in ps 130 thry change alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

i really happy my daughter receipt in this school for september.and teacher and pricipal very care and good.iam really happy.but one question is make me wondering if my daughter finish in 3 grades.we must looking the other school being self or ps 130 have conection with other school??because looking new school for 4 grades is no easy .because every school understand this is almost the end class.so i hope somebody can help me!! before i say thank you so much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

I am new as my daughter just got accepted in to this school. But I must say I was very impressed when I first went for the parent open house. All the teachers and the principal were so helpful and very friendly. I was so impressed with the advanced technology and the teachers seemed like they love what they do. You just feel the vibe. I immediately knew this is where I wanted my kinder gardener's first years to be. I was a little sadden to know the acceptance is a lottery but then quickly turned my frown to a very happy smile when I learned she was accepted! Can't wait for September. I will comment again after we are there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

Could anyone please tell me how to transfer into this school from another zoned school within District 26 please? I thought it was not allowed. Thanks a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

PS 130 is truly the best school in our area. It is focused on early childhood so our children get a great foundation for learning and they become very confident in all aspects of the curriculum. The partnership with Lincoln Center is really cool and the children get to learn so many different things not offered in a traditional school. The principal, faculty and staff are highly competent, intelligent, nurturing and loving. It feels like a family and the parents are always made so welcome. The art teacher is amazing. I am so happy my child was accepted into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2010

just transferred my 2 kids here cause the old school cut their art class out due to budget cut and I think art class is necessary for early stage of children' life. The principal at PS 130 really cares about the students and parents' suggestions. Ms. Contratti tries to participate in all events. All the teachers and faculties are wonderful. The teachers and the principal meet together with parents every month to talk about curriculum for that period. The school offers student plenty of field trips to expand their horizon in art and science and educational related fields. Parents are invited to school every month to read with their kids. Parents are always welcome in this school, unlike my previous school, where parents are not even allow to attend their own kids' birthday. The school is like a big family, everyone treats you with respect and kindness. The PTA is doing a fantastic job as well !! LOVE THIS SCHOOL! If you want you child to be educated in a loving and caring environment and not just about comparing test scores...this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

The information Great Schools is showing for the 2009 New York State English Language Arts Test is not correct. Please go to the NYC DOE website for the correct scores. 95.1 scored Level 3 & 4. http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/data/TestResults/ELATestResults/default.htm
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2005

This school has a distinguished faculty and the principal is very caring and involved with all of her students. I graduated from this school years ago, and I'm now in medical school. I remember my days at PS 130 very fondly, and I'm grateful to have gotten such an excellent foundation that helped me to gain admission to high-rated junior high schools, and high schools, including Townsend Harris and Stuyvesant. My brother also attended this school, and he loved his teachers, his classmates, the arts and computer projects, and his principal. The parents are also very supportive and involved at this school. The education he received at this institution made him a strong candidate for specialized gifted children programs, and he continues to excel in school. We are grateful to PS 130 for a comprehensive education and for the unmatched care and support of its faculty and principal.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 18, 2004

My daughter is in kindergarten and she is learning at a faster rate than I could have imagined. She is so happy as am I. The school is closely associated with Lincoln Center which brings a new way of teaching and learning to the school. The teachers really care and the children are not taught by memorization but by learning to think and feel for themselves. I wish the school went up to sixth grade but that definitely doesn't diminish how wonderful the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

This is a wonderful school for children grades K to 3 with a well respected Principal and a dedicated PTA. Classes are a manageable size, e.g. 21. It is a small, well organized school. Excellent computer lab, science, math, reading & library programs and has a continuing relationship with Lincoln Center and Alley Pond providing wonderful opportunities for hands on science and cultural/the arts experiences for the children. Regular 'tests' are not part of the cirriculum providing a less stressful environment for young ages. Magnet school - apply by application only - first come, first serve. No auditorium. Movement/gym and art classes incorporate scholastics.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 56% 9%
White 1 23% 48%
Hispanic 2 14% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 113%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 138%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2011)
  • NYCDOE Early Childhood Progress Report Grade A (2011)
  • NYCDOE Early Childhood School Progress Report Grade A (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 187 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16758%
Teachers2080%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:40 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:50 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. MICHELLE CONTRATTI
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (718) 428-5927

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Lincoln Center Institute
  • Teachers College at Columbia University
  • Best Prep Afterschool Academy
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
  • assist in library
School leaders can update this information here.

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200-01 42nd Ave
Bayside, NY 11361
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