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Ps 16 Leonard Dunkly

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 304 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2012

I played the president of the united states I was the former student there in the mid to late 1970s.brings back lots of memories.


Posted May 29, 2011

i've been to ps 16 for 3 whole school years now im doing my last year in elementry in nc but ps 16 is wonderful school if you have kids and you stay in brooklyn then you should put them in ps 16 because its not just about the fun its the work and learning they have its like a new journey to a new places but its helpful and fun and this is coming from a girl whos really been theres for like her whooe life ps 16 is me! that why i will always love ps 16 i miss you!!! true story.


Posted May 18, 2010

I am very pleased with P.S. 16 my daughter has been attending for the past 2 yrs & it has been a great experience. The staff is very friendy & inviting. They have various programs that keep the children entertained, learning & intrigued. I look forward to many yrs here since I have 1 younger child attending & a smaller one going in. Ms. Mariona has been very instrumental in preparing my daughter for her State Exams & thank her for all her hard work. =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My daughter has been there for only two yrs and I am pleased with the outcome. She's graduating this yr with the help of her teacher Mr M & the school staff, I am looking forward to next yr were I'll have a child entering kindergarden... Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

P.S 16 is a great school! The teachers work close with the parents to help their child learn to the best of their ability and prepare them for the future. The principal is involved in the kids education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My children have graduated and I have one more there. The school staff is very family oriented. The atmosphere is calm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

The teachers really care about their students and hold them to a higher standard to prepare them for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

This school has undergone great changes for the better. It's in a safe neighborhood with minimal security needed. My only wish is that they would get the funding needed to make it an even better educational foundation for the kids who attend.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
54%
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 "C" 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 1 71% 23%
Black 2 28% 19%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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 245 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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents22395%
Teachers2296%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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157 Wilson St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 782-5352

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