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Posted January 30, 2014

I am a parent of my child who has been attending this school for quite sometime. I have had the worst experience any parent can imagine and would never desire any parent to go through what my child and myself have been through. This staff may act like professionals but at the end of day they have no interest for the education and making our children strive to success. My child has an IEP and they say they are willing to work with him and myself as the a parent involved. But I believe they do not have the knowledge or strengths to work with kids with special needs. They label these children as troubled kids who will not succeed. I have fought many battles and will continue to fight them because I believe my child will succeed with them or without. Its sad that as parent we have to be hurt by staff that we leave our children too 5 days a week and know how to manipulate situations. I just pray that my child will get the services he needs I am very disgusted and disappointed with the whole situation. No matter how much a parent is involved is not good enough for them. Its a shame how certain things fall through the cracks.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I am a mother of 3, which my oldest just moved on to high school. My middle son is in the 5th grade and has an amazing teacher. There are many ups and downs at the school.....I have been an involved parent for 3 years....this will be my fourth. Out of all the time I have been with my children at this school there are only a small handful if that who attend PTA meetings. The school is over crowded no doubt about this.....but with the help of teachers and staff things go smoothe.....There needs to be more parent involvement!! It is really sad that the only time a parent decides to show up is to complain about something, why not show up just to see what you can do to help???? Hmmmmm, something for you mom and dads to ponder upon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2012

Worst school ever. All the faculties are rude the principal spend too much time punishing students that she forgot to notice the LOW GRADUATION RATE ...Teachers plays their favorites and they accept hundreds of students at the beginning then start transferring them to another school after few months due to over crowd. Don't even give a proper notice just send a letter by child and says don't come tomorrow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

First I want to start by saying that this whole school itself is very crowded for the simple fact reason cause they want money.the principal DO NOT care for the students aducation,Ever since they change the male principal to the female principal this school went down & the students are failing.the teachers are not satisfied so they do what ever they want,my son is 8 yrs old & he was denied by the teacher,the principal & the parents coordinator to use the bathroom.my son was tearing begging to use the bathroom while in line & they decide to ignore him. I myself as a parents asked the staff & the parent coordinator may my son Please use the bathroom & she told me no with an attitude,i begged her can i take my son myself to use the bathroom & she told me no,While she saw my son crying.Some teachers in this school do not have experience or certification to teach these students.The only thing that the principal cares about is her appearance,the school only have like 4 responsible teachers who really cares for the students & their education,so please if you are planning to put your kid in this school PLEASE think twice,Dont be fooled by the outside & their fake smiles.Protect your child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

The school is lacking in many different areas: most of the Teachers here do not hold yet their certification.The principal here is a dictator... and handle her leadership in that way....They have many programs here for students that are failing because the school did not do their job to teach our kids in the first place! . Expect to have a express lunch! Some programs like music art or sport are only for those student who parents are in the" PARENT ASSOCIATION OR ARE THE PRINCIPAL FOLLOWERS" The PTA always having been hand pick by the leaders of this school with sometimes exceptions like very few times and when this happen be prepare because the school environment for that parent will turn very harsh and so unhealthy that you will wish you never have enter it. Warning if you do challenge or question the principal here or a teacher or PTA or the Parent coordinator. Finally if a school wants their students to excel they will do this by offering teachers that have their qualifications.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

The school has dedicated and professional teachers. I am extremely to work at a school that tries to put the needs of the children first! The environment is very clean, the teachers are always challenged to grow professionally, the children are taught discipline through positive behavior reinforcement, and the teachers really care about the students! The only problem is that the school is so good that every parent in the neighborhood wants their child to attend...that is why it is overcrowded!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2007

This school is very crowred in my count.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2006

We have a very active PTA along with committed learning leaders and dedicated staff. We lack parent involvement and extracurricular activities.
—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 32% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

152 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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%
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 29% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%
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 29% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
64%
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 36% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
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 and middle 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 2 56% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 28% 9%
Black 2 11% 19%
White 1 4% 48%
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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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 1267 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents72972%
Students44997%
Teachers8991%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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