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Ps 43 Jonas Bronck

Public | PK-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

Love this school, this is one of the best school here in the south Bronx, My son is expected to graduate this year! I highly recommend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

I had my child enroll to the Pre K program at PS 043 this past September and i couldn't be happier with the improvement ive seen in my child's learning. I feel that the PreK program is rigorous and will help your child excel in the areas needed. The only thing that the school lacks is extracurricular activities like music , etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

I attended PS 43 back in the 1960's and I remember this school and its wonderful teachers. I joined the military and I am now retired. My education in the Bronx was my great starting point and I always wanted to help students like me by sharing the world with them. Today I am an instructional assistant and I am helping students that were like me discover the world and opportunities that they have. Thank you PS 43!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2012

I attended PS 43, grades 1-6 from 1950-1956. It was a wonderful school then and it sounds like a great school still. Mrs. Solberg was my 1st grade teacher and my brother's as well. In 4th grade I had Phoebe Schwarz who was very concerned for my family and me. I wish she was still with us. Now, I live in California and I'm 68 years old. It's been a great life and it all began at Jonas Bronck!


Posted January 16, 2012

P.S. 43 X is an extraordinary educational institution. The Principal is an outstanding leader in the field in that she embraces what is best for her faculty in optimal Professional Development and her students for curricular innovations. Over the past three years P.S. 43x has developed a school-wide effort in the field of Emotional Intelligence and has established a collaboration with Lehman College to promote this very important concept.


Posted January 16, 2012

Excellent Administrative leadership in that Emotional Intelligence for both teachers and students is a focused goal.


Posted October 23, 2009

P.S. 43 has teachers who truly have the best interest of their students at heart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I love PS 43 because we are all dedicated staff gear towards the same goal 'Students' success'.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2009

It' has dedicated staff members which are always willing to put children needs first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love P.S. 43 because we are like a family unit. We are also safe, respectful and responsible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2009

PS 43 makes students and their family feel like at home. They welcome parents to participate in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

P.S. 43 teachers,staff, and administration work hard for the best of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

PS43 has the greatest staff


Posted October 6, 2009

I love the awesome teachers and teachers aides that have helped my nephews become wonderful and smart young men! Thank you!!!


Posted October 3, 2009

P.S. 43 Bronx, NY has a committed, no- nonsense administration that has exceedingly high expectations. This is proof that they believe the students can excel and compete with any top school in the nation. The staff is the hardest working staff that gives more than 100% in spite of unsurmountable odds and obstacles. The physical building is extremely antiquated yet the staff treats it like a castle. The custodian is superb in keeping it immaculate and freshly painted. The boys and girls bathrooms compare to none in cleanliness and appeal. Each bathroom is bright and airy and they each have paper and soap which is rarely seen in most public schools. Even the children keep after each other to keep the bathrooms clean.The staff works tirelessly and selflessly to give each student their best. Many give up their prep times regularly to plan, prepare lessons, receive professional development and even perform lunch duty. The school is truly suffering from budget cuts, cuts in staff and lose of students to charter schools so the staff has vowed to 'dig in deeper' to reach their year's goals. What is most remarkable is that the staff members truly like each other and work as a team to help each other wade through the maze of daily demands made by the Board of Education's bureacracy. Kudos to a remarkable staff, administration and school community. Great, great job!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2006

I love this school! My daughter graduated with high grades. The teachers are very caring and they take extra time to make sure the child understand the assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

no music, little art, little phys ed. there is no discipline. not a pleasant place. new principal has done nothing to make the school a better place for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

This school is quite overcrowded but that having been said I think they provide the best assistance they can to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I must say that I enrolled my son at this school and I have to say that it has made a difference in my son's life. He is more eager to learn and the teachers and the staff are really great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Academic Programs could be better their is obviously a low moral in teachers and I feel it affects students within the school. There is a minimal amount of extra activities and parent involvement is not used wisely leaving the school lacking in all areas.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
29%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students8%
Female9%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students12%
Female6%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant12%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students8%
Female8%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population10%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students9%
Female8%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population10%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
General population100%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students23%
Female15%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students18%
Female19%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 1 73% 23%
Black 2 25% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 112%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 196%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents28270%
Teachers3797%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: (718) 292-4502

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