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Ps 99 Isaac Asimov

Public | PK-8 | 765 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2014

Ok, I LOVE this school! All of the teachers are so friendly and amazing! The education is great, and the teachers care about their students... Just, the kids. Many kids are rude and have no manners or respect toward one another or to the staff of the school. Other than the kids there is nothing else I can complain about!


Posted September 23, 2013

I have a my son in this school and I really like how he is learning alot. I like the teachers. The only thing I dont like is the staff that works in the office. They are always in a bad mood. I dont feel welcome if, I have a question Idont even want to ask because they dont answer or they answer you with an attitude.I hope this change. Thats my only complain. I like P.S.99
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My school is new for my family. My son will take G&T K class. We hope this school year will be useful and interesting for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

This year marks my last at PS 99. I have put two children through the Sigma Program and I am so pleased with both their overrall challenging academic educations. PS 99 is a place where parents, principal, teachers, pta and staff work together as a team. You feel extrremely welcomed when you come to 99. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people who work and volunteer at 99. You might find other great elementary schools and its the people that make the school great. 99 has such wonderful people working there. Teachers really care about their students. 99 has a safe and secure enviornment. Basically it ranks really high as far as elementary schools go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

PS99 is a great and outstanding school I wouldn't send my kids anywhwere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

After having 2 children graduate from PS 99 and a third still attending, I continue to be greatful for the involvement from Mrs. Blyberg and Mrs. Diamond in the student's affairs. The assistant principal's are as omnipresent as the teachers and seem to know each one of the kids whose care they are charged with personally. In addition, after having experienced over 12 concecutive years with the teachers in the school, I have yet to meet one that I am dissapointed with.


Posted June 7, 2010

The quality of education my daughter has received thus far has been top notch! The SIGMA program at P.S. 99 far exceeds my expectations. The quality of a teacher's performance is not a popularity contest, nor is it based on his/hers bedside manner, although in a student/teacher relationship, the desire is to have the best well-rounded experience possible. In short, my daughter is where she is today because of the emphasis on learning and scholastic achievements above and beyond the norm, which she has recieved at P.S. 99.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I think this is an excellent school. The Sigma program is very successful and the teachers could not be better. The teachers really care for the kids and the schoolwork is challenging. My son did great on the state tests and got a very good score in the talent test he took at Mark Twain. This was all thanks to his teacher's hard work. I am not sure waht could have happend to the parent that had a negative review, but my experience with the Sigma program and the teachers at P.S.99 has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

My daughter is in the 3rd grade Sigma. We were very happy with 1st and 2nd grade, but this year we can t wait when it will be over. Teacher has questionable methods of teaching, more appropriate for boot camp, and not Sigma program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

This school is the worst school you can think of. The food i horrible, it stinks, and the teachers have no self control! not recomended!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My daughter is in the Sigma Program at P.S. 99. The academics as well as the extra-curriculum activities are outstanding; the kids are receiving a world class education. the staff is dedicated to the well being of the kids. Hats off to the principal Mr. Pirraglia!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

My daughter goes to 5th grade. her teacher Mrs. Glatman is one of the gretest teachers she ever had. she is so caring. Mrs Glatman inspired my daughter a great deal to improve her overall standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

I think this school offers a well rounded academic program for students with fine teachers. There are many extracurricular activities including drama, chorus, music and art. TYhe level of parent activity is high, with a great PTA team that offers bake sales, holiday boutiques and an end of the year carnival for the students in june.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I see the school as fine. No major issues to complain about. My children is in Kindergarten and she is learning things that teachers at other schools are surprised at so to me this is a good thing. Should be after school programs for most mothers that work till 5 pm and need to be home by 6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

Excellent school for children K-8. Safe, friendly environment with dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
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 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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
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 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" 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

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 38% 9%
White 1 29% 48%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
Black 1 13% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 224%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 76%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 766 responses

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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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.8
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

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
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents46968%
Students24892%
Teachers4998%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1120 E 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: (718) 338-9201

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