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Ps 214

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 974 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

P.S 214 is an amazing school. My daughter was held over in her previous school because they failed to evaluate her on time and give her the extra academic help needed. I since than switched her to 214 and my daughter has made a huge difference total 360. She is now above reading level, she has received 4 awards for the school year 2012-2013, she has become a peace maker and also a part of the step team. I am very proud of her, and very thankful to the teachers, staff, principal, and after school PAZ program that help these kids each day and make school a place for they can call their second home. I can't wait to see what this year will bring to my daughter and I'm extra excited that my older son will be attending jhs this year at 214. I'm aiming for 2 honor roll children this year. P.S 214 has a lot to offer from their wonderful staff to amazing programs that are offered to the kids. Sports, idol, basketball, step etc... Gifted Talented School it sure is! Way to go Mr. Cintron, Ms. Robinson, Ms.Gomez, Mr. Torres & the rest of the P.S 214 & PAZ Staff! Thank You from the bottom of my heart for caring for our future! Sincerly, Carmen The parent of Brian & Ashley Soto
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

I've been with this school since 2007. All three of my children attend this school. The environment at this school is very parent friendly. The teachers are exceptional. Each teacher is personally attuned to each child. Parents are involved in every step if the way. Administrative staff like the Principle Mr. Cintron is in my opinion the best Principle ever. Rain, shine, snow, he is always out in the front meeting and greeting students and parents. Assistant Principles are also on hand for everything. Children are secure and safe with the teachers until they are picked up. The education level is better than any other school. Teachers are aware of each child's strong and weak point and they work from there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

I have a daughter attending Pre-K and i absolutely love the school. The teachers as well as staff members are very pleasant. It feels as if they are more of a family than anything. I agree with the parent stating the principle is wonderful. He is in more ways than one. He takes time out of his schedule to meet and greet parents and addresses problems as soon as they occur. If i have my way, I have another child I am trying to get into this school. I highly reccomend this school for quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

I love this school. All three of my children go there and I am happy with their progress. The school is very involved in enriching the student's life with lots of different activities and teaching methods. It is a beautiful, bright and clean learning environment and we always feel welcomed. Mr. Cintron is an excellent principal, professional, fair, down to earth and approachable. He is doing a great job. If in search of a good school with great teachers and staff, I highly recommend P.S 214 in the Bronx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

the best school my kids have ever attended, and especially since they have a new principal Mr Cintron has improved this school by a milestone keep up the good work. my kids love there school and they have done better than in there old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2004

I'm also not a parent, but i did go to this school some 15 yrs ago and I still think about all my teachers and staff and my classmates of course! I recommend this school 1000%. Very professional teachers and they are not only your teachers, they are also your friends. For always I will be greatfull to Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Escalante (RIP), Mr. Torrellas and each of you who made me what I am today. Sincerely Yours; Manuel Diaz: class of 7th grade in '86.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

I am not a parent, but I did attend this school from the third to the eight grade. As a first year college student I truly believe that my experience at 214 is what molded me into an academically successful student. Each staff member from the principles to the school nurse helped to nurture and protect me. At this school education comes first and a student has no choice but to strive for excellence. Although I went to this school what seems like so long ago, many of the same staff members are still employed their. I would recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to have the opportunity to grow academically and personally.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2003

This is a school that has loving, caring teachers, paraprofessionals, school aides etc. Not to mention a very sharp principal and four assistant principals. C.S. 124 the Lorraine Hansberry Academy has come a very long way. WIth this principal around and her family (staff) they will continue to strive for excellence.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 68% 23%
Black 2 27% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 111%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 16%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%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 1059 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents54067%
Students447100%
Teachers7294%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1970 W Farms Rd
Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: (718) 589-6728

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