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Ps 73 Thomas S Boyland

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 487 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2013

My son has been attending this school since kindergarten, he is now in 1st grade and we have had issues with bullying- he has come home with ripped clothes, and bruises. I am glad this school is phasing out; it gives kids a chance to transfer out without being in a body bag first. There seems to be slow improvement being made but the teachers in the lower grades have no control over the kids. It's a zoo. The administration isn't that bad, they seems willing to assist but again slow progress is being made. The grade this school received is a F, thank God it's phasing out and hopefully the replacement school develops a strong structure for the kids, they need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

My son teacher Mr. Thomas is a great teacher!!!!!! my son was never interested in school and this teacher gave him a whole new outlook on education. the staff was great as well :))))))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

ME AND MY FAMILY MOVED IN THE AREA IN LATE DECEMBER.. MY SON STARTED ATTENDING THIS SCHOOL AND I MUST SAY THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE... LACK OF SAFETY A PRINCIPAL WHO CAN CARE LESS ABOUT THE SMALLER CHILDREN SAFETY... THIS SCHOOL REALLY NEEDS 2 CLOSE DOWN... NO PARENT INVOLVEMENT, TEACHERS DONT CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS EDUCATION OR SAFETY...... THERE IS ALOT OF THINGS THAT GOES ON IN THIS SCHOOL THAT IS BEING COVERED UP BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS... I MUST SAY ONE THING I AM SO HAPPY MY CHILD WILL NO LONGER ATTEND THIS CARELESS SCHOOL.....GOODBYE PS/IS73 WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO SUFFER....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

My 2 children started attending this school because we lived in the area. After 2 year's of no after school programs, no gifted programs,an extended program that seemed like it just kept kids until the time was up(vs. Actually giving the kids the help they needed), and various complaints to school officials who seemed like they could care less., I will be moving my kids to a community where the principal care's & take's pride enough in his/her school to fight for after school programs, more educational trips, better teacher's and a better enviroment where my kids feel safe at all times.Its sad that we have to look to another district/communty to give our children the proper education,support and love that they derserve but both my kids have test scores above the average percentile and i would be cheating them out a better education if i didnt!
—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.

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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

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
15%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
41%
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 29% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%
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 29% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
10%
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 36% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
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 and middle 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
Black 2 83% 19%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 293%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%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 391 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26387%
Students9796%
Teachers3184%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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