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P.S. 83 Donald Hertz

Public | K-8 | 1718 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2007

My daughter is now 16 & was a student at this school from the age of 7 (2nd grd) thru the age of 13 (7th grd). My son attended the school from Kindegarten thru 2nd grd. It was a great school & the principal had zero tolerance which I did appreciate. It is true about some of the staff being rude & not very friendly however, this should not be a reflection on the school. My children learned very well there & the teachers were caring and knowledgeable. The education that they obtained @ 83 helped prepare them for the suburban school district they attend now. 83 was a great starting foundation for their education. Both of my children are A/B students. Overall, this school is one of the better schools in the Bronx and a rare find in that Borough. The neighborhood that the school is in is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

Well, the school is not organized and the staff teacher and the assitant principal even the security are just plain rude and seem to be bother if a parents want to talk or ask any question. Terrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

So far this school has been a nightmare. They want the students to respect, but they do not respect no one. It's a shame that teachers today are at times worst than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

My daughter has attended this school for three years and I have never had a complaint. The teachers and staff are very helpful. The neighborhood is great and the principle does a great job. The Pta is tremendous and everyone is involved. They also have an upcoming girls basketball program. In my daughters first year on the team, two first year coaches led them to the schools first championship ever. She is extremely happy at PS 83.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

I heard this was the best public school in the neighborhood but I am quickly learning that this is not true. Their expectations of K students is unrealistic and already my child's teacher has given my child a label and used it frequently. Highly inappropriate. The school is so disorganized, they say one thing and do another, you should of seen how the after-school lottery was held. A true disgrace. I saw my child's classroom for the first time yesterday and was shocked at how small it is and cluttered. Not to mention when I asked my child to show me around I was told by the teacher that I had to go. So unfriendly. Its scary to think 1 week of school and the Teachers and staff have already forgotton how important they are to the children and the future of the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

I think 83 is a wonderful school for children to attend. They have wonderful teachers and staff. PTA does a wonderful job of keeping the parents involved and aware of our childrens education. I was in a lot of the extracurricular activites. It keep a lot of my friends out of trouble.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 18, 2005

For me, this school is a rare find in the Bronx. The parent involvement is very high and the school has a small town feel for being in such a big city.
—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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

186 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%
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

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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 49% 23%
White 28% 48%
Asian 12% 9%
Black 11% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%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 1666 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

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents89767%
Students65197%
Teachers118100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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950 Rhinelander Ave
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