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Public | K-5 & ungraded | 688 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2014

I came to PS 65 as a teacher 12 years ago. In comparison to the other two schools I taught in, this was heaven! The children are courteous and thoughtful. There are few if any real discipline problems. Learning is rigorous and results are apparent. When I cam to PS65, we had the lowest scores in the district in reading and math.When Principal Garcia came, things started to turn around. Within 3 years, PS.65 became the top school in reading and math scores. It had been ranked well developed and given top grades by the Department of Education. Parents and Teachers appreciate the turnaround as evidenced by the A rating given the school by Staff and Parents in the yearly school report card. Yes, the administration had to weed out some ineffective teachers, but that has to be done in all work environments. Teaching grades were changed, teachers were given retraining and some improved and some left....Today PS65 is a model school. I am proud to be part of the staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2013

i taught at this school and was astonished by what was happening. Students who were supposed to received special education services were not. They were place in a co-teaching classroom where there was not even a sp.ed teacher present. Teachers were moved from one to the next with no reasoning and no time to explain to the kids. Only work from the top kid was displayed which was very frustrating to me as a special education teacher. The administration bullies the teachers into putting up their best students work but it is all fake. There is no time to teach new skills. Students are writing constantly in all subjects which was really just copying what the teacher had given them. i would never recommend this school to a family or anyone looking for a teaching job. Kids have no time to play or have fun or work on any social skills in a natural setting. Please think twice before sending you child here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2013

The principal makes herself available for meetings. Very well communication between parents and teachers. I noticed cliques between students. After school is available and Saturday classes for students who need extra help. I only wish this school went up to 8th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2012

I taught here a couple of years ago. The principal (Garcia) was focused on showing off to the public, and anyone that came into the building. Teachers spent hours making bulletin board, instead of analyzing student work and creating lesson plans. Students wrote essays in every academic area. Curriculum was not developmentally appropriate. I saw classes where kindergarteners were expected to write 5 paragraph essays, yet I never saw the art of writing taught. Instead, teachers would write it for them and the students would re-write it in their hand writing. If teachers hadn't done this then they would have been penalized for incorrect spelling, grammar etc in kindergarten work! Special Ed. students were ignored. During lessons instead of helping my Special Ed students I was told to help other students get there work read y for the bulletin board, and the other kids could just draw. I was horrified with the lack of instruction, and quit halfway through the year, after being removed from the class, and being placed in a different setting, therefore leaving my Special. Ed. students unsupported in their classroom without the services that were mandated in their IEPS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2012

This is my daughter's first year here transfering from another school. At first I thought I would have a problem with her, but far from it.. She absolutely love this school!! The teachers are professional and I feel that my daughter has learned alot there... Also the security is excellent... I highly recommend this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

This is wonderful school. my child love this school and I love this school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

The school appears to be a great school; However, there is lack of parent involvement and poor leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

A great school for children with artistic inclinations.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students14%
Female18%
Male8%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students31%
Female34%
Male28%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant31%
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 Students35%
Female41%
Male29%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male39%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male77%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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%
Female24%
Male15%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners0%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students28%
Female29%
Male26%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners13%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 75% 23%
Black 2 17% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
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 123%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 298%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 26%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 26%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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9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

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

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents51889%
Teachers40100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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696 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: (718) 235-2223

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