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Ps Is 266

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 697 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted September 23, 2009

PS?IS 266 is a school where the kids come first. Ms. Scott & Mr. Winter really cares about each and every students. The teachers are just as caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

My children are doing so well. They have so much to offer to the students and work really well with improving every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

PS/IS 266 is a great school because of the wonderful dedicated teachers and involved parents. The testing scores for this public school have continued to be excellent. Not only is education emphasized but so is community service. The atmospher is friendly and the PTA is extremely active and supportive. My family and I are very happy to be a part of this positive school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

PS/IS 266 is one big family. From pre-k to 8, every student watches out for one another. The older students know that the younger students are looking up to them. BEcuase of this they become mentorsinstead of succumbing to negative peer pressure. We have a real heroes program, so all students do random acts of kindness and community service. We have a Green Committee that helps with recycling, wellness, and even has yoga for adults! All the staff, students and parents make this a place that makes waking up early a pleasure....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

congratulations to the principle and teachers on having great score in state exams.we are thankful for ur efforts and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I love the school my daughter is their for pre k and has Ms Dworkin and Ms Leak and they are great the program is excellent.The best thing is that my daughter looks forward to go to school everyday .She comes homes and talks about all the new stuff she learned for the day keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

the teachers really have a passion for the students. Over the first few weeks of the school year the teachers know all of your names and they get to know your personality. The teachers feel as if it was their job to get to know everyone. if you think about it each of our teachers see about a hundred students daily and some even 2 hundred.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2007

this school is really tops.all of the teachers really care about the students and the acendemics are off the charts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I highly recommend PS/IS 266. My daughters have attended PS/IS 266 since it opened 4 years ago. The teachers are wonderful and my children continue to thrive in a nurturing enviornment.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the elementary and middle school level.

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 46% 9%
White 2 28% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Black 1 11% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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
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 716 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents43287%
Students25699%
Teachers2861%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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74-10 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose, NY 11426
Phone: (718) 479-3920

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