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Public | 5 & ungraded | 54 students


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Posted December 1, 2006

My son is currently in the fourth grade at P.S. 198. When he first started, the school was a S.U.R.R. school. I knew that if I worked hard, my son would do well despite this. Since then, my son has been doing exceptionally well and has scored a Level 4 in math in a few points shy of a Level 4 in ELA. His teachers have all been excellent. They have high expectations of my child and I would definitely recommend this school. One of the most important challenges that may hinder a childs' education is the lack of parental support. Children love to be praised and shown support. This has made a tremendous difference in my son and it shows. The principal is a strong leader and encourages the children to succeed. Overall, the school is doing well despite various outside issues the students bring with them to 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 30% in 2014.







The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.






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

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 52% 23%
Black 1 46% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A43%
Source: 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 38%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

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School Leader's name
  • Ronnie Nelson


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1180 Tinton Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 842-5656



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