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P.S. 25 Bilingual School

Public | PK-5 | 362 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2013

Great school! since ms.Toledo came to the school everything has change from test scores to teachers. Ms Toledo is very involve with the students education. This is not the same school it was a few years back, it has become one of the top public school in nyc, do your research parents!! If you are looking for a good education for your children this is the right school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

Heaven forbid you enroll your child in this school and not speak English. I realize this is a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, but it is changing and the staff needs to adapt with it. There are some great teachers whose efforts are stymied by the inadequate office & support staff from the principal on down, who all seem to be stuck in their 70s mindset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

the school has improved alot since they've changed principals and assistant principals...you can see the difference in last years test scores alone...i think the school now has who it needs to be an 'A' grade school...Ms. Toledo actually cares about what her students are learning and how much they're learning...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

great school, turning around this year. wasn't so great but you can tell its different now
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

My son has only been in this school for 1 year and ha is doing very well. My son has learned more spanish than he has in his life and, the school year has just begun. I feel that my son teacher is teaching the kids well. Im not too sure about the principal but I will look into that. I also reviewed their test scores and the kids are passing so obviously they are doing something right. I could be wrong but so far the school has my vote.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

My son has been in this school for the pass 5years. It has change drastically... I am now planning to change my child to another school. it is just to sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

This school's principal, and assistant principal are not concerned with the students. My child attended pre-k here for 5months and I'm glad I transferred him. The test scores are low and there is absolutely no concern from the heads. The only ones making any sense here are the school socialworker and the parent coordinator. I don't recommend this school.
—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 31% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in 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 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in 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 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
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 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in 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 "A" 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 23%
Black 11% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 33%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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 185 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15445%
Teachers3182%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MR. CARMEN TOLEDO

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811 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 292-2995

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