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Ps 97

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 119 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2014

My son made it class of 2014 . This is a good school not great but good. My son was lucky to have a teacher that cared enough to stay in contact with me all year long.The problem with this school is the after school pick up and the PRINCIPAL who feels she is to good to give assistance when it comes to your child. If you threaten her with going to the board of ed thats the only way you get results out of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

This school is a great school we go on fun trips I graduated from this in 2013. The teachers are very kind and helpful. This school also have a program called SASF which stands for "Sports and Arts School Foundation"!


Posted October 24, 2013

This school Is the best school to go to I really think it's a good school


Posted November 15, 2012

I am the mother of four children, two which have gone through Catholic school. Due to the economic climate we are living in, we had to enroll our two youngest children at PS 97 four years ago. I love this school! I love that it is full of diversity, I love the teachers, the security officers, the Parent Coordinator, the science room, the music and art program as well as all of the high standards they set and reach. The teachers so far have been fantastic especially the special education teachers who are patient, loving and a pleasure to have teaching my son. The teachers really do teach and the children really learn. I heard the rumors about the principal being difficult but I am glad that I didn't judge her based on what others said because she does a great job and gets very good results. I went right up to her with a concern and she addressed it immediately. The school provides a friendly learning environment and it always has an A/B report card. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

I graduated from this school in 2009 and i wish i was still there. This School was very nice i recommend it now i am going on to the 8th grade.I have lots of memories in that place i wish i could go back but its time to move on. I hope you parents give your child the opportunity to send your child to this school and get the well educated. I love P.S.97 I hope your child would too.


Posted September 25, 2009

I graduated from this school in 2008. I was very sad to leave because I was there since Kindergarden. It's a great school with it's old tradition of the Dance Festival in which all classes perform a dance according to the song the teachers pick. They now have Field Day, a day where all seniors do nothing but play in athletic events. And the parent cordinator is very active with the students in planning exciting trips. I highly recommend this school to all in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2009

The school is perfect thje teachers are nice but do your best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

I tranfer my kids to 97 from 121 my biggest mistake. the pre-k program is not what pre-k should be. All my child does is arts and crafts. Craft that he force to do. Pre-k should be about choices. My child is not given chioces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

P.S. 97 was..a great school! Until that horrible principal Bornkamp came. She needs to be removed. She has no respect for parents, no compassion or interest to the education of our children and is single handedly dragging P.S 97 into the dirt. The dedicated teachers and staff, who deserve better treatment from a so called 'leader' have had to endure her power trip, which she believes she is superior, and has to answer to no one. Frankly, as a parent I am sick of her. My child has expressed to me how unhappy everyone is since she's been principal. Even how children have overheard her make ethnic remarks and speak badly about parents. Its a shame this is an example of leadership we are giving our children. Most of all, a disgrace that with her behavior, concerns & complaints from parents have went unnoticed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

PS 97 was highly recommended to me from when we transfered from PS182 10 years ago now my other children go here ( 2 boys ) when Mrs. Spears was here best of the best but now my feeling have changed, not so much for the teachers,staff or others members but for Mrs Bornkamp , she can be cold , unresponsive , and not up to being to attendtive to parents or teachers I might add.Here at 97 we try to work together and being understanding but I feel that Mrs Bornkamp needs to start to open up her ears and paying attendtion to what everyone has to say ( staff , teachers , parents , everyone who has a voice ) This school should not good down because Mrs Bornkamp 'This is my school and I'll do what feel like ' the school belongs to the children and the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

Ps 97 is a good school, the teachers care about the students and so does the parent coordinator. The children do well in this school and the staff is caring but there is one major problem, that is the principal. The principal states that she cares, she doesnt care about anything but herself. I am one of many parents that is in agreement that she should be removed. The Bd. of Ed. should look into all of the complaints filed against her and they will see the displeasure that the parents have regarding this principal, take action soon before it gets worse!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

This school is ok as far as NYC elementary schools go. The quality of education really depends are who the teacher is. I question the dedication of [my daughter's] teacher. She seems to be one of those teachers who's frustrated with her job. The communication is also lacking. Several times I had to confront the teacher to see why information wasn't communicated to me. I found out the information from the Bd. of Education website. Also the resources are limited. they have a 'mulitpurpose' room that they use for everything. The second graders don't even have gym. If you put your child here, make sure to stay on top of their education and give them plenty of tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

both of my kids attended this school as well as my husband and sister-in-laws. my son graduated in 2001 and my daughter is going to graduate this year. I love this school and the teacher's as well as the maintance workers and security workers. This School has turned out to be a tradition in my family. I only wish it went up to the 8th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

I have 2 children in PS 97 and an older one that has graduated. I am grateful that my children have attended PS 97. I have always been an involved working parent. PS 97 is a good school where children excel. It has a warm atmosphere and all of the staff are always available if needed. There have been many great changes in the past few years and the school is only getting better which is why parents fight to get their children in if they are not in the zone. I am always informed of what is going on and am greeted every morning by school safety, principal, asst. principal and the parent coordinator. I am glad to see them outside watching the children since in the past that did not happen. It is a much warmer and inviting school. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

When my son was in the 1st grade last year, I thought the school was wonderful. His teacher was great. The principal was very attentive. This year however, (my son now in 2nd, and a daughter in Pre-K) was different. We got a new principal Mrs. Bornkamp, and my level of disgust has grown. With the lack of a proper gym, my son almost never got to have gym class during the winter because the 'multipurpose' room that was also used as an 'auditorium', was being used to hold the students after lunch. And they wonder why the kids are not focusing or antsy? They are bored. These kids are not getting a well rounded, balanced curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

my daughter attends ps 97 in the special ed program and it is wonderful. the teachers are great the staff is very hands on with the students and families. i dont like the parent cordinator, she not very parent friendly. you dont see her in the morning or in the afternoon ever talking to the parents. the new principal is very cold towards parents not friendly. other than that the school is wonderful down to janitors, security guards. i wish my daughter could stay there until 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

P.S. 97 is an excellent school and has great leadership. Its teachers are both professional and dedicated. P.S. 97 is family oriented. From the administration down to the kitchen and custodail staff, it is a wonderful place to be. Its teachers and staff are dedicated to the children. It provides a very welcome environment to all who enter the building.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population48%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students31%
Female21%
Male37%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students27%
Female23%
Male30%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities4%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students36%
Female40%
Male30%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities11%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities5%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

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Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
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Earth Science

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

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African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Physics

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

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Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 "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 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 39% 23%
Black 37% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
White 11% 48%
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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 42%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
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Based on 343 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30349%
Teachers4071%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. KATHELEEN BORNKAMP

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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1375 MacE Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 655-4446

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