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Ps 93 William H Prescott

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 392 students

 

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2013:
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Posted June 13, 2014

This is a horrible school when is evident by the leadership i.e. the Principal. She has no idea what is going on in her school. During the morning when the children arrive there is inadequate supervisor and the children are basically governing themselves. Most time when dropping my son to school I have to stay just to assure that my son's safety. This school is a school of convenience. I am recommending that no one send their child to this school as it is not worth the headache. Even after several meetings with the Principal nothing has changed. Not to mention the discouraging re-pore that she displays. Its very discouraging to know that children are facing such obstacles when it comes to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

My children attended this school because it was convenient but I learned that the teachers were great; they made the best of a negative environment. I have made complaints to the principal about my son being bullied and the follow up was ridiculous. From my observation she doesn't seem to support her teachers as well. My kids remains consistently on the honor role since leaving ps 93. I believe that the school had potential but the principal need to be assessed on a deeper level & DOE must try to connect more with parents to gain insight & feedback (in person as oppose to random surveys). I was an active parent that advocated for change & I still had challenges so she a parent who doesn't have the option to be as involved sure to language barrier, work schedule etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

from what I heard from my friend is a great school helps the kids good stuff that's why I'm trying to enroll my son into. right now


Posted October 19, 2013

This school is a horrible place , my son was bullied here for the five years he was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

I severely dislike this school, my child has been attending this school and so far I have seen a disdain between the staff and parents. Please don't send your kids here unless you totally totally have to. -Thank You for reading! (THIS IS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS I JUST FELT LIKE IN ORDER TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND CHILDREN WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT WE'RE GETTING INTO.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

i think that ps 93 is a great scoohl and it is run by very responsible staff and the majority of its students graduate above state level
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2006

For the past 5 or more years, PS 93 has had a superb Special Education Specialist to provide Resource Room, Consultant Teacher, and additional support to General Education Teachers in their classrooms. She is a true asset to the school. If your child does not have an IEP, she is more than willing to provide At-Risk services.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
56%
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
Black 1 73% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 15% 9%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
White 1 5% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 211%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 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 230 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

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

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20768%
Teachers2388%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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31 New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (718) 604-7363

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