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Ps 132 Garrett A Morgan

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 539 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2013

What impresses me the most about working in this school is that there are a number of dedicated professionals who clearly give their heart and soul into shaping the lives of students. The leadership is strong, and consistent, which is critical in a school that faces many challenges and tough decisions. Overall, this school receives a 3 since there is room for improvement, however, it is clear that this school has great potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 18, 2013

All the teachers are all non professional even the principal I don't even know how the all of them got a degree I hope the school closes down with disrespectful and unprofessional people I ever met
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

my daugher goes to this school, she is in second grade now, she had greats teacher ms shin, and Ms Weiner. It is relly a shame that this school is grated 1. this school need more programs for kids and more after school programs, programs that realy help the kids...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

i love this school .. ii cant believe i graduated i wish i was still there i will alwayss remember all the teachers -- k-OO1 - Ms then .. 1st Ms daily 2nd.. ms parker .. 3rd Ms cowan .. 4th Ms michie & ms olivares .. 5 .. Ms i soto ... thanks for all the help siiqned -- MOet


Posted March 16, 2011

I Miss Thiss School So Muchh Omgg I cantt Believe I Graduated Fromm Thiss School eitherr .. Wassuupp Mr Brownn.. ?? ;) Andd I Have Two Twinn sisterss In Thiss School Jamea Holden In Ms.Ashburne School And Jaleya Hoilden In Ms. Jones Class 1st Gradee... - chandrea M. Taylorr 219 nIs Wackk Bestt Schooll Ever 132


Posted October 16, 2008

Who wrote those reviews about the principal it sounds like she wrote them herself. She's still disrespectful she doesn't know how to communicate with parents. She stay in conflicts with parents and teachers and i can't wait for my child to leave this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This bright spark added to P.S.132 otherwise known as Ms. Anissa Chalmers, Principal is refreshing to see. The school is moving in a great upward swing. The children and staff are happy to have a principal that really cares. The school is really making progress as test results continue to go up. I hope to see many more great changes in the years to come. Ms. Chalmers and staff keep up the great job! Monarch


Posted July 11, 2007

PS 132 is well on its way, due to the addition of Ms. Anissa Chalmers. Her spirit and spunk is contagious


Posted June 25, 2007

PS 132 is very lucky to have Ms. Anissa Chalmers as the principal of the school. She became the principal a little over a year ago. When she came to PS 132 she came with many new and exciting ideas. She is like a breath of fresh air. The teachers as well as the students have worked hard this year and as a result of that the scores have gone up. I know that the school is moving in the right direction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2004

This school is a problem. The principal is frequently rude and is not responsive to comments/suggestions made during meetings (PTA, etc.) Many things just get swept under the rug. There is a lot of secrecy and lack of disclosure regarding financing for student events. Many rules are made on an ad hoc basis and aren't in writing. Teachers cannot control disruptive students, punishing the entire class instead. Bathroom use is limited to two group sessions per day. There needs to be more accountability all around.
—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.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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, 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%
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 Students7%
Female11%
Male2%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population7%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students3%
Female4%
Male2%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population4%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant3%
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 Students2%
Female5%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population4%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%

Math

All Students6%
Female8%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population6%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Science

All Students62%
Female73%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities57%
General population65%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students7%
Female10%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students3%
Female0%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population4%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 54% 23%
Black 1 44% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
White 2 1% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%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 283 responses

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This school
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.3
 

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
5.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
3.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
6.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
4.6
 

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
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents24764%
Teachers3675%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1245 Washington Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 681-6455

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