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P.S. 73 Bronx

Public | PK-5 | 804 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2012

I cant even give this school a single star! You cannot pay me to re enroll my son who is currently in the 1st grade and has attended this school since Pre- K. This year, he has faced bullying, neglect, and disrespect from both his fellow classmates and teacher.This school is not safe and should be closed immediately. After my son completes his first grade year, he will begin another school in September. They talk about making changes but yet a young man was on the news this year 2012, because he walked right out of the front door of the school and was found in grand concourse. They have security guards who are not attentive and who are extremely rude. We as parents are supposed to trust that are children are being taught in a safe, fun and equal opportunity environment. Kids are beating up other kids, bringing in small weapons at such a young age, walking up the school staircase on their own starting as Kindergartners with no staff supervision, teachers talking disrespectfully to other students, teachers who can hardly speak and write English, and much more. Many Hispanics are favored here at PS 73 over any other nationality which is so disrespectful and I am Hispanic but SMH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

PS 73 is a school with very limited resources and parental involvement. In spite of this the teachers are dedicated and resourceful. They stay extra hours to plan and prepare as well as funding many classroom projects out of pocket. The principal is dedicated to the integration of arts and technology to the school. We now have a dual language french, Fordham University mentorship, and Bronx Arts Museum programs. Smart boards will be in each classroom and we are launching a shelter outreach program to serve the needs of our increasing shelter population. Our School report card score as an A school is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and involved parents. We still have some ways to go, but we are definitely on the right track. I'm a teacher there and am proud to be a part of this learning community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 12, 2010

MY DAUGHTER DID NOT LEARN IN THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID AND SO WAS I HER MOTHER I CONSTANTLY CALLED POLICE TO THE SCHOOL I HAD TO PULL HER OUT OF THE SCHOOL IN THE END OF FOURTH GRADE AND I HOME SCHOOLED HER I COULD NOT CONTINUE HOME SCHOOLING HER I PUT HER BACK AND INSTEAD OF HOLDING HER BACK SO SHE COULD CATCH UP THEY GRADUATED HER BECAUSE SHE WAS TO OLD TO STAY ANOTHER YEAR MY DAUGHTER IS NOT EVEN A FOURTH GRADE READER AND THEY KNEW THIS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP EITHER IM DISCUSTED WITH P.S.73 AND THE BRONX BOARD OF EDUCATION POLITICS! NOT CHILDRENS SAFETY OR EDUCATION COME FIRST!THE SHCOOL SHOULD BE CLOSED!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The Principal Mr. Mirval is making many changes to the school but I feel there is still room for improvement especially in the area of student-student violence and parental involvement. The school needs to welcome parents in the whole schooling process. There needs to be more transparency in the school. Too many issues are swept under the carpet.
—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.

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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
17%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
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 "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

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 68% 23%
Black 30% 19%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%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 416 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents36854%
Teachers4881%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School Leader's name
  • MS. JEAN MIRVIL

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1020 Anderson Ave
Bronx, NY 10452
Phone: (718) 681-6776

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