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Ps 7 Kingsbridge

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 567 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

(Part 2) There's meetings for everything. Other events require a $3 - $5 fee in order to enter the school yard of the school; I mean really and the school ask for donations for this event as well. This year in order for parents to obtain graduation ceremony tickets that would be held at M. S, 368 parents not older siblings are required to attend meetings where only two tickets will be distributed. This is outrages; parents work, the average family household size is typically three to four so parents are force to choose within and out of their household of siblings and immediate family members of who can attend their child''s graduation ceremony. What happen to distributing tickets to the students to give to parents. Even to get a verification letter that your child attends P.S 007 is structured and limited to only being giving out on Fridays in the A.M, which the time does not correlate by being shortly after 8am which is the latest that kids must be at school, parents must drop off their and either wait or go home and come back to obtain a verification letter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

Is a great school.. My son went there.. The teachers are great the y worry about there student and make sure they are proper for the next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

P.S.7 is an excellent school that has teachers who really push and care about the children. My daughter was fortunate to have Ms.Katz,who is one of the best teachers. She pushed my daughter, who not only struggled in Reading,but hated to read. My daughter entered third grade reading below grade level and left Ms. Katz's class not only reading on grade level, but loves to read.Ms. Katz worked so hard with her and made her believe in herself. My daughter is now at Riverdale 141 and in honors English.When she is older she wants to be a reading teacher. Thank you to Ms.Katz and all of the inspiring teachers at P.S.7. You all are making a big difference in our children's lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

The School offers a great chance for students to flourish. The rest is up to the parents. If they work with the teachers, and hold their students to a high standard, PS 7 will be a great partner.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2008

Poor Leadership. Administration is focused on own livelihood, not for the well being of students. Administration is dishonest and spiteful. Administration places blame on students and parents for own insufficiencies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My nephew I adopted went to this school and the teachers were very attentive to his needs and patient with him considering that he is an hyper-active child. I felt they did a great job in working with him and keeping me informed on his daily progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I attended this school not too long ago. I loved all my teachers. Thank you Mrs. Acosta, Mrs. Cruz, and Ms. Aguayo. I'll always remember you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2006

I have found this school to be really great. The children are actively engaged in their lessons through many hands on activities, as well as the incorporation of art into the units being studied. The teachers work as a team in their planning and support one an other. As for the administrative personnel, they are always there for whatever you may need.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2004

My son attended P.S. 7, for the most part all schools in the Bronx are in need improvements, recently security has become a problem at P.S. 7, children are not on grade level in any subjects, PTA is not encouraged and teachers don't work hand in hand with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I attened p.s 7 and this is a wonderful school. My entire family went there including my mom . My neices and nephews go the now and it is still a great school.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK........
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
74%
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 "C" for the elementary 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
Hispanic 2 73% 23%
Black 2 9% 19%
White 1 9% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 225%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 186%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%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 525 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents48091%
Teachers4598%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MR. FRANK PATTERSON

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3201 Kingsbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: (718) 796-8695

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