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Ps 86 Kingsbridge Heights

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 1781 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2014

What a wonderful school, from the staff to everyone in between. I am very satisfied with how it's run and how safe it is. I never have to worry about anything while my children are in the building
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

This school is wonderful I graduated from sixth grade a year ago with lots of honors. I met wonderful friends and teachers and I really miss the school.


Posted September 26, 2013

I really like this school. I believe the principal is doing a great job. No school is perfect but this one has been established for many years and I am very pleased with it. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

In my other review i put 96 instead of 86 sorry. PS 86 RULES!!! it is true -_-


Posted June 12, 2012

The new principal has no respect for the teachers nor the community and their needs. The teachers are over worked and are rarely appreciated which may lead to their extra stress on the children. The school puts too much stress on tests than on learning. One supervisor does not even have a NYS license to teach! This A school is way too stressful for children. Students are not given the services they are entitled to so you must advocate for your child. Children fall behind because there are always new teachers and the experienced teachers are forced out of classrooms to make way for the "Harvard and Yale" new teachers. This A school is A school that needs a CHANGE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

This school is a wonderful place for children to learn. The learning environment combine with a great staffs made PS 86 a excellent choice for my children. As a parent I'm more than please with the Principal Mr. Bernardo a great professional and all the teachers at the school. Ms. Sacks an A plus teacher, Mr. Ambranson and Ms. Skiba among others. It's a great team.... Well done Mr. Bernardo!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

I love this school!! I am in the graduating class of Ms. Livingston, and she has set me up for amazing middle schools!! I had her last year also, and she helped me get my first ever 4 on the ELA Exam!! She is very inspirational and fun.


Posted September 20, 2011

Great school i graduated from 6th grade my sister when to japan thanks to this school and now my girl is attending is in this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

This is an amazing school. The principal Mr. Bernardo is WONDERFUL! His professional, yet friendly demeanor and his zero tolerance for bad behavior is to be commended. I am thankful to this school for the wonderful programs and opportunities that it has negotiated and made available to students. Not only does this equip them academically and socially, it will also help mold their personalities to take pride and care about their success! I was in attendance at a meeting held by the school with the Community Education Council who wanted to change our school and merge it with a middle school and I must say that I was in a state of complete euphoria! The auditorium was packed to capacity! When our school was announced, the cheer and pride was astounding! There was an overwhelming sense of school pride and unity that was simply AMAZING! Their principal is an great leader, not only does he possess an admirable take-charge, zero-tolerance attitude, but he is warm and approachable, friendly, bilingual and understanding. This is, without a doubt a great and enjoyable school to be a part of!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

One of the reasons I like this school is because all the teachers my child has had understands me as a concerned parent. Both the teachers and I work mutually to improve my child's grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

i am a student and this is the best school i have ever attended. i have been given the opportunity to visit Japan in the 5th grade and am going to San Francisco this year. The teachers and principles are great.


Posted June 24, 2010

I am a student of the 5th grade in this school and I have to say that this is the best school I ever been too.


Posted April 19, 2010

Its definately an A rating school Family atmosphere. Super safe and the Teachers are great and very knowledgeable.Lots of activities and trips and the entire staff takes a personal approach and concern to each child. I couldn't have put my daughter in a better school. Its right up there with the privates schools I feel if not better than some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

they have children to escort children into school premises instead of adults children watching children no good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

They have the best kids in all of New York. And the cutiest too! They are so loveable and respectable. They are the best! And this school has the best teachers. The teachers care about these kids and they teach them what the world is going to throw their way in the years to come. This is New York, they're young now, but they will survive and they will remember their thrid grade teacher in many many moons to come...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

The teachers are invested. The staff and administration are supportive to both the teachers and the parents. It is an environment where everyone works together and is continuously learning. The students are always put first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

We have the best administration, best teachers, and of course, the BEST STUDENTS, in all of New York City!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

This school is so perfect for my daughter because my daughter lern alot in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I think the school does not pay enough attention to bullying and the effects it has on the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

I love the teachers , they work great with the students and parents.
—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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students23%
Female25%
Male21%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population26%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant23%
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 Students29%
Female35%
Male22%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population34%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
General population51%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
General population90%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students21%
Female23%
Male18%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population24%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students24%
Female21%
Male27%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population27%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students20%
Female25%
Male15%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities2%
General population26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students22%
Female27%
Male19%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities4%
General population30%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 2 83% 23%
Black 1 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 231%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 29%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents79762%
Students21198%
Teachers11497%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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Phone: (718) 584-5585

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