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P.S. 71 Rose E Scala

Public | K-8 | 1634 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2013

My school is one of the best public schools in the Bronx. Most of the teachers are very caring and try their best to have their students do their best. Hopefully this year all the teachers will be evaluated on their teaching skills so every student gets the best education they can have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I agree with the t shirts for trips and school functions. Its a great school very friendly staff and caring teachers. My daughter is going ino the 3rd grade and so far our experience here has been a good one. Have a great school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

PS 71 is a great school. The school should have more sports for the kids such as soccer. Also the school should have t-shirts with the name of school for school trips just in case a child gets lost. The t-shirt will determine which school the child belongs to. Love the fact the school goes to the 8th grade. Teachers are great. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

I think the this is good school but it will hwlp to have less children per class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

Some teachers have their favorites and if they don't like some students, they make it very hard for them.. They strip the student of their self expspections & dignity & self esteem. A teacher is their to teach, give self confidence & a good atmosphere. Some yell all day long.When you become a teacher ,besides teaching,you are there for support, free from harassment & teachers bulling.


Posted November 9, 2012

I have 2 children at PS 71. (k and 2nd) The teachers are wonderful. They communicate with the parents and welcome parents to participate in the childrens education. I never had a problem getting in contact with the nurse or principal. My only issue is the the fact that the kindergarden students must leave the trailers to eat lunch/attend gym class in a different building. This is horrible when it is cold, raining and/or snowing. I've seen children w/o coats or hats in the cold walking from the trailer to the school. My son has gotten sick because of this. I'm sure most over crowded schools have this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

This school is complete garbage and i dont recommend anyone to go to it tthey have bad teachers and the school is very cheap this school is dissapointing and is ruining my childs future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

Still as wonderful, if not better, than when I went there - this is a great school. Both of my children attend PS 71; my daughter has been there for 6 years (since pre-k, back when it was still offered) and my son has been there for 2. My daughter is an excellent student and has been provided opportunities for enrichment throughout the years she has attended. My son struggles with school, but has extremely supportive teachers that communicate with me regularly. He's made tremendous progress in the time he's been a student. I am very pleased all-around. Should you choose to enroll your child, you can have the peace of mind that they will receive all the tools they need for school success from the talented and dedicated staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I have 3 children in the school, and even though it is crowded it is a great school. That is why it is crowded!. My children have had great teachers, and if they need extra help they receive it. PS 71 holds nice activities for the kids and provides a safe environment for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Everyone in P.S. 71, from the principal on down, tries to make this a caring atmosphere for the children.


Posted April 30, 2010

I think that some of the younger teachers in this school do not have a lot of patience for our younger children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I'm a mother of two boys. My 11 year old has been attending PS71 since K , and my 5 year old will attend K this coming Sept. 2010 I love the security of the school, the studies and the teachers, The teachers are kind great with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

So far my chldren's experience at PS71 has been extremely exciting! My 9 yr old, now in 4th grade, was really struggling when she entered this school 3 yrs ago. Her teachers have been very engaged in helping her succeed in her classes. My 7 yr old, now in 2nd grade loves all his teachers. I love the communication the school keeps going with the parents and how they're always engaging the parents to become more involved with their children's school work and activitites
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Prepares the children academically and emotionally to face the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

My son likes his teachers & staff very much. I think this is important for a child. It also helps to be more open if they should have any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Our school has given my children wonderful opportunities to enrich their learning experience..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I love the school. The teachers really care. My son has been at the school since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade he loves math and his teachers. It has a positive attitude and agenda. Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Teachers are caring, school is clean, safety is very obvious
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

I love P.S. 71 because the teachers are great. They are compassionate and care about our children. I have had generations of family who attended PS 71 and by the time we all graduated we were like family there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

It is a wonderful school with an excellent learning enviorment. The staff is top notch and really care about all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
66%

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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
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 31% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
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 34% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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 "C" 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 59% 23%
White 29% 48%
Asian 7% 9%
Black 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 36%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 1215 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents58743%
Students51895%
Teachers11092%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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