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Ps 62 Inocensio Casanova

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 723 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2014

I am a teacher at PS 62 and I know the school is handled very well. The teachers are a tight knit group that have implemented successful strategies to raise student achievement. We have a low turnover rate and most teachers are happy!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2011

I live in the area and work with some of the children whom attend P.S. 62. With my experience I feel like this school can use a little work.


Posted September 4, 2011

With the exception of 1 teacher they have there whom which they are aware is a problem each year with harassing, insulting & bullying students... the school works very well over all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

This school is the worst when it comes to comunicating with the parents, and is also the worst when I call the office and ask to please transfer my call to a teacher or someone else in the school the people in the office are really rude is you are asking them for money or something I hate this school and child is not attending in this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I worked at PS.62 for 4yrs as a Family Associate for the PreK program and my son also attended PS 62 and had the best teachers while he was attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

My daughter currently attends PS 62 and I am well pleased with the academic and classroom enviornment. The teachers are well equipped with the knowledge and compassion in teaching the children. My daughter has been here for two years now and I absolutley love the teachers for there hard work and committment to the children. I would like to see more extra curricula activities, music, chess, yoga, more dance classes, but over all the academic enviornment is excellent and my child has learned a great deal. The security could do a little more rearing especially in the morning. For general ed student this school is good , if the child is special needs and has an IEP there is not much available for speech and certain classifications such as 12:1 but overall the academic and learning enviornment is great.The safety of the school in general is descent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I think the school is improving despite others think. I also think that they should have PTA meetings for those parents who cannot make it in the morning.I just think that they need more challenge for those students who are advanced and to control more of the behavior in the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

As a parent I am very happy with PS 62. I moved away and my son who is now in the third grade started crying when I told him he had to go to a new school. I spoke to Ms. Estrella and she allowed my Kindergarten son to attend the school so that I could bring them both in the morning. She was very helpful to me. No wonder my son did not want to leave. He calls PS 62 the best school in the Bronx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

PS 62 is a good school and it is getting better and better every year. The teachers and administrators are caring and they work hard to teach our children. Most of the teachers give their cell phone numbers to the parents so that if they have any questions they can call them, even after school is over. Ms. Estrella cares about the children. She is always there and she takes the time to listen to them. The children walk up to her and give her a hug. She always says thank you for putting a smile on her face. I would recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to be in a caring school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

I attended PS 62 many years ago and I remember the staff to have been very helpful. I have had many family members who attended the school, and I must say some staff members are unprofessional. Some teachers don't have the patience to handle their class. I have seen teachers yelling directly in the children's faces. The prior guard was rude to parents and on occasions I witness her yelling at the children. What upsets me is that those staff members can spoil the reputation of the school. Ms. Estrella takes pride in her role as the school principal. Estrella shows eagerness to help her children succeed. This is wonderful! Some staff members are not helpful and need to be put on call or removed. I think the school has to improve with giving out memos. Memos are not always given on with reasonable timing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

What I would not recommend would be some of the staff. For example security. I am sure they can try getting a more child friendly or child caring individual. They can try advising some of staff (not teachers ) to be a bit more formal and professional when dealing with parents. We have had security guards yell at the children as if they were adults and others that claim not to care because they are not their own. There is a power struggle when speaking to parents. When referring to parents (not the teachers) some staff can be a little unprofessional and disrespectful. They speak as if you are not there. That is why my situations I address them to the principal who as till now seems to want to better things there and seems to be ok listening at the very least. That is greater than someone turning their backs when you speak. Until now I have no complaints of the school teachers and Mrs. Estrella. Respect with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

As a parent I have seen that unlike in most schools the Principal here at Public School 62, is very much involved from the time the children walk in the school to the time they are sent home. I have also seen how yes she is very parent friendly and is willing to listen to us. My child and other family members attend this school and yes I would recomend the school to other parents. No I dont get paid to say nice things.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
50%
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 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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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 78% 23%
Black 1 20% 19%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 19%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 404 responses

This school provides ... 1

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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents36263%
Teachers4272%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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