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P.S. 112 Bronxwood

Public | PK-5 | 461 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 1, 2014

A school is only as good as the community that supports it. We have many great families that instill values like respect, nonviolence, and education. We have dedicated teachers that go above and beyond what their job description requires, even giving up lunch to tutor students to help them improve their scores. There are always unhappy people but sometimes they bring the unhappiness on themselves ... Do not judge this school by a couple of unhappy people...there are many who know of all the little miracles taking place here each day!..maybe some changes are needed but nothing can change the population served... If we improve our community maybe our students will benefit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

This school is Horrible to say the least. Certain teachers and staff at P.S.112 need to learn Respect and how to deal with children and their own frustration. The principal needs to stop covering up for the out of control teachers and address the seriousness that remains at P.S.112. This school definitely rates below 1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

This school needs to improve. It is probably the worst school anyone will ever see. Last year they got a bad rating. The Teachers treat the students indifferently. There is no respect, or sense of caring that can be observed. Teachers arrive after the students have arrived. Stand outside the school and watch. Parents are only called to talk about the bad things not about any positive things that go on. Parents need to keep in touch with the teacher to make sure their child is learning. If not the teacher doesn't seem to teach them anything. I'm tired of asking the teacher what is going on because outside of field trips there doesn't seem to be too much learning at least at the second and third grade classes my children have. Go somewhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

My daughter has been in this school since kindergarden. She will be in second grade this Sept.08 And top student in her class, but i also agree with the parent who 2years ago commented on the yard having no one there at all watching over their kids. Many parents obviosly don't care about their kids, but I adore my child and want the best for her. If this year I see no change. Believe me we will not be around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I think the quality of the program can be better, than it is now. I feel that some teacher's don't care about our children academic in learning. The extracurricular is good and the level of parents involvement, it's not so good. Most of the time, when I go to a meeting the auditorium is very empty. One time there was like less than 15 parents just for the 3rd Grade students in the meeting. Also, what I don't like that I see alot every morning is the student running around the yard. Fighting with other children. Where are the parents? No where to be found. Children are not been watch, by adults and anything can happend to them. Maybe if they put a Security Guard for at least 30 min each morning, until they go inside or the teacher's come out to the yard. Maybe things can be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

My daughter attends Pre-K at P.S.112. The academic quality is limited for the Pre-K Classes. In my daughters class they listen to music, and do arts and crafts. Being that she is still in Pre-K she gets gym. But this not for long because once she gets to 2nd grade the children do not get gym. Many parents are not involved with how their children are doing in school. I stay in contact with my daughter teachers I know they get tired of me but if I don't check to make sure that she is doing well no one else will. Also the teachers only want to call home if the child is being bad. Why not call when the child has made an improvement. Don't you think that would push the kid to try harder? Overall I think this school could do better. Tiana will be in Private school.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
14%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
41%
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 "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
Black 50% 19%
Hispanic 49% 23%
White 1% 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 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 45%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 238 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20157%
Teachers37100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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