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Ps 52 Sheepshead Bay

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Posted April 28, 2014

P.S. 52 is a friendly, welcoming place where administration, teachers and staff work together to meet the needs of our rich, diverse student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

I went there and my child goes there in the gifted and talented class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

Excellent staff and teachers.Everybody tries and works very hard.Thanks for taking good care of our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

P.S 52 is a great school. The teachers go above and beyond for their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2010

P.S. 52 is a friendly, welcoming place where administration, teachers and staff work together to meet the needs of our rich, diverse student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My daughter attended P.S.52 from (Pre-K - grade5) and received and excellent education from dedicated teachers and great programs. She went on to Shellbank in the SP program and then to Murrow. She is now finishing up her Masters in a City University while working full time as a Civil Servent for the City of New York. My point is that P.S.52 gave her a great foundation from which she has acheived a good solid future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I love PS 52 for all the great teachers and parents that are involved with the school. I attended this great school and so did my daughter which was a wonderful start for her academic excellence she is still achieving today
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My daughter attended PS 52, as did her father and aunts. My daughter received an excellent educational experience from all her caring and devoted teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

P.S. 52 has a great and dedicated staff that go above and beyond so that their students get the very best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

I have been a speech/language pathologist in PS 52 for 27 years, and it is an understatement to say it is my second home and my second family. Corny sounding, but true. Working over the years with 5 principals and 4 special ed supervisors has given me the opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have always been on the cutting edge of teaching the values of literacy, charitable work, and social responsibility to our children. I am very fortunate to work with such creative and professional colleagues.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

PS 52 has a professional and caring staff of teachers and administrators. The students are eager young learners taking on challenges in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

At PS 52 everyone feels welcome! It is a great place to work, with hard working dedicated people who try their best every day to teach and nurture our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

We, the faculty and staff of PS 52, are dedicated to our students. Our integrated programs which nurture relationships across the grades and across abilities enable children to get to know not just about the world around them but to truly know the people that they share this world with!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

The school has the right balance of both professionalism and warmth, which is a great combination for staff and students.


Posted April 29, 2010

P.S. 52 is a community school with staff who really care about the children. You always feel welcome when you walk in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

PS 52 is all for the kids - everyone watches out, cares for and really loves the children. They know it, they grow and thrive in an environment of caring and knowing what they do and how they feel matters. Everyone puts a little bit of themselves into this school. Love it!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

PS 52 is a wonderful school that is dedicated to educating children. The administration and staff work together to provide an enriching, welcoming learning environment for the children and the community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2010

I love coming into the school everyday with its warm welcomed feeling. The children are always happy and the teachers are dedicated. There is always something going on at this school as far as parent/teacher envolvement. You can see that teachers really care. Our administration are welcoming, caring and nurturing. They really care about their home.


Posted March 3, 2010

I couldn't speak English at all but thanks to this school I'm good at English now.This school is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

i love this school. their gym program is amazing because of Mrs. Novella.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
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 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students44%
Female55%
Male29%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities11%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students58%
Female69%
Male44%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities12%
General population68%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students33%
Female45%
Male24%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities0%
General population40%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities20%
General population52%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
General population90%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities7%
General population34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities14%
General population41%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 "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

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
White 1 63% 48%
Black 2 19% 19%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 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 116%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%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 70%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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8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

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

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents38464%
Teachers5398%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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