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Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1517 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2013

throughout all 5 years in this school is amazing me and a couple of our friends helped this school it has excellent programs and theatre trips an opportunities i recommend this school


Posted August 6, 2013

This school is good, my daughter's teachers did a good Job with the Kids, ms. Tagani and ms. Cedrola keep doing a exelent Job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

I am very disappointed with this school. I went here years when I was a child and I thought it was ok, but now that I have my child there I want to transfer. This school is clearly overcrowded and the children are paying the price. My child's teacher is very disorganized, always forgetting to give my child their homework or losing it. There is virtually no communication between me and this teacher. The only time the school reaches out to a parent is to complain or say something negative. They wait till report cards come out to tell you that your child is doing poorly in a certain area, when if you would have known about it earlier you could have worked more closely with your child. For kindergarten they don't have anything fun for these kids. I know schools in the south bronx that offer more recreational/electives than this school. An utter disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

This school is not worth it, if you can try your best and take your child to a surrounding school its quite hard do to zoning but it can be done.The principal is rude and most teachers are there just for a check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2012

My daughter maya ross loved her teacher 3-317...ms smith and ms racanelli ...THANK YOU SO MUCH she went from 43 percent on ela reading to 78 percent and from 72 percent on math to 92 percent and is fresh and ready to go for 4th grade ....i think ps105 is one of the most underrated schools in our zip code...KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK STAFF AND STUDENTS HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER AND SEP WE GET BACK TO WORK
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

This school is lacking any leadership from the principal and some of the staff is unmotivated to do any good work. It looks like they are there to collect their checks and nothing else metters... but then the principal is not a person to motivate them...


Posted July 11, 2011

I must admit that I am very happy with PS 105. I think that the teachers are very motivating and accommodating to the student's individual needs. Extra practice sessions are held to help student pass the assessment exams, they are very informative with about your child's educational needs, improvements, school events, changes, etc. I am VERY disappointed that the school no longer has challenge classes. I think that this sets back students who are more advance that others and makes them less excited about school. My daughter truly enjoys school and looks forward to attending school every day, but she seem a little bored this pass year and was not that motivated. She had an excellent teacher this past year, but when all students have to learn the same thing at the same pace, it s a little difficult. I hope they implement that system in the school again. I think it would bring more to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

This school has made vast improvement since the new principal (Mr. Eustace) has taken the reins. We have an excellent group of caring and proactive teachers. Let's help them keep up their good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

This school is not doing very well, there great teachers on board, but the principal is too busy making the shchool yard into a botanical garden, instead of trying to extend the size of the building or if that wasn't possible then he should of made a play ground the children, like that they can have recess outdoors instead of indoors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

very very bad school every day i pick up my kids omg the principal like monstar no boday laugh in your kids face i hope soon leave this school very bord pepole the laday she,s help your kids get inside every morning like solider why why why me principal be open mind
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

I am very happy with this school. The principal, the teachers, the guidance counselors, and the staff are all excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Not happy with everything about this school. Unfortunately due to zoning I had no choice but to put my kids there. The guidance staff is unresponsive at best and the quality of education is lacking. Thank goodness for the suburbs. I can't wait to put this school far behind us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

This is a great learning experience for child has learned so much from Ms. Evans.. Great School, Great Teacher Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

This is a very nice school but the Lack of enough security is very scary especially when you have 4 & 5 years old not properly watched in a Lunch Room with so many exits that are not secured. This is a very large school but there is only one Security Guard Present all day. With so many entrance and exit you can never tell who can get into the school. This school needs more security and if the parents get together I am sure they can help resolve this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

My son has wen't there since kindergarten and enjoys the school's YMCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

My daughters have both done excellent in this school. They have quality academic programs that challenge both the child and the parent. As parents, we need to do our part and review school activities and help with the studying and homework. I know a lot of parents that do not take the time to do this then blame the school or the teacher. They have great art and music activities. I do agree, not many parents get involved, but believe me, there are some that do and do make a difference. The school has many diverse backgrounds which is good. Overall this school is a great quality school. Teachers such as Mrs. Greenwald, Ms. Berman, Mrs. Lavagata, Mr. Langano, Mrs. Archer, and Ms. Cheana make this one quality school. My daughters were very fortunate to have them. Bernard 'djbennybee' Gascot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I a first year,kindergarten parent and I am very happy with my daughters teacher. I was soooo emotional when she read a book to me yesterday. I did not think her reading level would improve so quickly. It is a wonderaful thing to listen her read. The principal is great and very available for all us parents. Yes there is a lack of parent involvement. But this is partly because of a need for better/faster communication between school & staff. Yes there is a need for more activities for at ALL grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My daughter started Kindergarden this year. It's end of September, and her class still doesn't have a teacher. The school is also overcrowded; my daughter's classroom is in one of the classroom trailers they built on the school yard. Her lunch is at 10:30 in the morning. Since she eats so early, she's tired and hungry by the time she gets out of school at 2:30pm. One good thing about this school is that there's a lot of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

The school is very diverse. There aren't too many extracurricular activities for the children. The work does not challenge the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

My child's kindergarten experience was wonderful. Mrs. Greenwald was true to her word as far as accomplishments by the end of school year were concerned. My daughter is now reading 2nd grade books, of course with my assistance at home. Overall, the other teachers and the principal, Mrs Dennison, were a pleasure to deal with, but I would suggest more parent-student-teacher involvement and after school activities for all age groups.
—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 32% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
49%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 33% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
66%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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

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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 1 65% 23%
Black 1 13% 19%
White 2 12% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 9% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%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 674 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
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents61051%
Teachers6457%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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725 Brady Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: (718) 824-7350

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