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Ps 6

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 671 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2014

this is my daughter's first year in this school. she has advanced so well since being here and very happy with the curriculum. although i may not agree with everything that her teacher says and does, i have to admit that they always have her best interest at heart. i've always volunteered at my children's school. this is my 10th year volunteering on the pta board and also now ii'm on the slt. i like being there for my little ones, letting them know that if they need me i'm never to far away. they've made me feel welcome here at p.s. 6 and feel that they deserve the very best. thank you for your time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

My 1st grader attends p.s.6 and has special needs. I just want to say the therapist here goes above and beyond to meet each students individual needs. She recieves speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy five days a week. The best part is that all therapist is on staff not coming from an outside source. I can't stress how wonderful the special education program at this school is, I highly recommend anyone with a child that has special needs to consider p.s. 6
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Two of my girls attend this school one of them is a 4th grader now..my other girl is in high school..this school is really great...the only problem I have is that they give way to much homework.they have alot of different program for special need kids.the staff is friendly and always there for me and my girls..i would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

this school is alright. it is just disorganized and you hear things on the last minute which i don't like at all. These kids are so rude and disrespectful i don't like it. i would recommend your child not to go here. you should make your child go to ps.245 or ps399


Posted August 4, 2011

I AM A STUDENT THAT WENT TO P.S.6 AND I CANT READ ON THE A COLLAGE LEVEL ... NOW 23 YEARS OLD ... THINKS FOR JUST PUSHING ME TO A HIRE GRAED


Posted June 26, 2011

My daughter attended kindergarten here. She was in a class of 26 children but had a very good teacher who kept me informed of her progress. The school overall is disorganized and we often find out about things at the last minute or events we were notified of just don't happen. The school offered free tutoring after school for all the children. Although we didn't utilize this, I thought it was a great option to have. The administrators and staff seem to really care about the kids. I am sending my daughter back to the school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I absolutely dislike this school, the teachers are rude to the children, way overcrowded, the only this like about this school is their Head Dean Mr. Brown, very nice person and works with all the children, too bad he's not a teacher. Try to avoid this school at all cost
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

this school is fineand excellent
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

P.S. 6 is an excellent school. One thing I am concerned with is how much homework the teachers give the kids. There are days that my son barely has time to take a shower. I am all for homework but too much homework. Any wonder why kids, in junior and high school start to skip classes. I don't want my son to hate school. Also, why do the parents have to pay for hot lunch for the weeks that the kids are not in school, such as spring break, winter break and christmas break.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

My daughter sarted school here in grade 3 in September and I am happy to see the teacher and principal take interest in the children's education. I have had the opportunity of hanging around in the school a few mornings and I am totally amazed at the behaviour of the children as a collected group. Some will be having breakfast, some will be catching up on last night movie :-) etc but the level of their voices are acceptable. I very much admire the way the school is run. I wish the government worked collectively with the school becasue I know if they had more resources they will give more to the students. The teachers and principal are doing the best with what they are provided with. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

P.S. 6 has a vast array of services available for the special needs student. Thier school is totally accessible which is important to physically limited students. They provide small intergraterd classes geared towards the students needs. The have occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech services available in the school. They even have an adaptive physical education program. Staff are available for children that require assistance with feeding at lunchtime. There is a nurse available for the childrens health care needs. All this is in an all inclusive modernized facility with a large playground providing a wonderful learning environment for mixture of children from the local neighborhood.
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
70%
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
Black 2 75% 19%
Hispanic 1 22% 23%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 47%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 130 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11119%
Teachers1942%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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43 Snyder Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
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