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Ps 15 Patrick F Daly

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Posted April 9, 2014

I love this school. My son has attended since pre-K and now is in 3rd grade. He has thrived academically and socially. This year the 3rd graders had the first year of state ex His teachers prepared them gently and without pressure. My son was a little nervous the first day, but afterwards said "it was fine". It's hard to get more of an answer than that, but he wasn't nervous for the next two tests. That being said (and done) they all enjoy the spring and he still wants to get his homework done. Thanks P.S.15
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

My school is PS 15 and I really can't say enough about it. We have a daughter in Pre-K here and we love it. Small class size, a diverse and friendly student body, caring and progressive teachers and a motivated principal all combine for a truly dynamic atmosphere. Add to all that; brand new Magnet status and the hefty grant that comes with it! If you like your school personal, friendly and diverse this is the place for you! Best of all - my daughter can't wait to get there every morning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This is a small community-based school that has really embraced the culture of Red Hook. It has a vibrant and driven principal, engaged parent participation, and local support from the community. I especially like the small class size and the teacher to student ratio. This is our first year in the public school system so my knowledge is limited but I would say that the consumption of juice could be reduced. I do not think this a PS 15 problem alone. Since my preschooler is a picky eater, this is a sore subject for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

My daughter currently attends P.S 15. This is her first year at the school. We moved to the neighborhood June of this year. She attends Kindergarten. I asked about the schools in the area when I moved and hear a lot of good things about P.S 15. I attend Stewardship Day last month and it was lovely. I bought my kids out to help plant for flowers in the school playground. They enjoyed it and had fun along with others. The principal Ms. Madison and the parent coordinator Ms. Laboy were there. They greeted us with a warm welcome. Afterwards we ate some snacks and when we left we received tee-shirts for our hard work. I'm looking forward for the rest of the school year. I hope to attend more events and get to know more about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

I have a first grader enrolled at PS 15 who also attended Pre-k and K here as well. The school is wonderful because it is small. It has a "little red schoolhouse" feel to it. Everyone knows each other. The principal, Peggy Wyns-Madison, is dedicated and values each child. She is also friendly and approachable. The teachers are great and bring out the best in the children. Our PTA president, who has four children at the school, cares for the school deeply. Finally, our parent coordinator, Ms. Laboy, is like an old friend to all parents; old & new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Our daughter will be entering her third year at PS 15. We have had a wonderful experience there. She tested into G&T at the end of PreK but we decided to stay at 15 and have no regrets. It is such a welcoming environment with administrators, teachers and the principal being available for all comments and ideas. Our daughter has excelled, not just academically, but also emotionally. She started shy and has really come out of her shell and clearly feels so accomplished and cared for. The programs available at the school are amazing-- dance, art, music. She is reading well above her "level" and that has been supported. And how wonderful that this is our community school! We feel we lucked out and look forward to being part of the school growing and further diversifying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Love it. Small class sizes, incredibly dedicated and experienced teachers, arts and music emphasis, progressive, project-based learning, all under the direction of an energetic and enthusiastic principal. Unfortunately for those of us who love the small class sizes, gentrifying Red Hookers are starting to discover this gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

We have had a great experience at PS 15. This is our second year as parents in this school. We had reservations about staying on board after Pre-K, being a minority of the so called 'New" Red Hook, in other words the 'gentrifying' community. Our son is having a very good experience. In a CTT Kindergarden classroom there are two teachers for 20 kids. The teachers are dedicated and love their work, and are very responsive to any of our input and concerns, as are the rest of the staff of the school including the principal. Our son has violin classes twice a week and keyboard once a week. He has many enrichment classes and programs in the arts (and I find I am the envy of my friends with kids at neighboring schools, including BNS and PS29 because of this). In reading and writing, his teachers accommodate his advanced needs in small group instruction so that he progresses at a good pace that is right for him. His needs are met and he is developing beautifully on an academic and social/emotional level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I know some happy parents there, but I also know many unhappy parents at PS 15. I know a couple of parents that have been so unhappy they have pulled there children out from preschool and kindergarten. I have hopes for the school in the future, but I would not recommend this school to any parent who is hoping for a place that fosters development and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

our daughter has had a wonderful year in pre-k so far - her teachers are responsive, committed, and experienced. we couldn't be happier. the school itself is dedicated to improvement, though sometimes it seems a bit disorganized to make real headway - hopefully it will pull itself together completely a become another great brooklyn success story.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

As a concerned parent I would choose this school above all others in the borough, the teachers are great, the principal is dedicated and the overall student ethusiasm just moves me, PS15 is what the Mayor should model school reform after not charter schools that are a waste of Tax payers dollars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

I am a parent of two sons in P.S 15 and I am very satisfied with how involved their teachers are. My boys love their teachers and they look forward to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

I know that this is the best school in Brooklyn because I had a child in this school. The teacher ;s and staff are very involved with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

PS 15 is an excellent elementary school. The teachers are caring and hardworking. The school has many great programs including, music, drama and art studio. Parents are becoming more involved each year. There are many oppurtunities for parents to attend workshops or volunteer.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2005

I must say that I am very impressed with this years performance of my child's teachers and the staff all together. My sons grades are up and he is enthusiastic about his school days.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant0%

Math

All Students17%
Female18%
Male17%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities21%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant17%
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 Students11%
Female23%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students14%
Female12%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities89%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students19%
Female21%
Male17%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students21%
Female17%
Male25%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 "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
Hispanic 2 57% 23%
Black 2 30% 19%
White 2 9% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
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 28%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 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents27187%
Teachers3790%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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