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Ps 100 The Coney Island School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 720 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 24, 2014

seems like the best school in the area, hard to say anything negative, most teachers are good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

Unbelievable! To call Russian parents obnoxious. I will report it as a harassment . If u r Russian , you are a shame to the community . If not, then you need to apologize and turn to your own community and examine what is wrong with you Good luck with your miserable attitude


Posted February 24, 2014

My child is at this school in K. It is a fight every morning to get her to go to school, I do not know what is going on when I ask her teacher if someone is bothering she tells me no. I feel this school puts a lot of pressure on kids for no reason!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son attended this school for 2 years, the school as a whole is average. But some individual teachers are very good. The special needs department is pretty amazing! I will say, when Hurricane Sandy hit, the school was affected and they gave out backpacks with supplies to all of the children. That was very thoughtful and showed the schools heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

I agree with other posts, that biggest problem to the school is its principal Ms Maloney and to lesser extend her right hand Ms. Palicci. Their authoritarian style and vindictive personalities make kids and teachers afraid to say something that might provoke Maloney"s anger. There is a rumor that complaining about her to authorities will not help as she has a supporter (relative or friend) i=very high in administration. A lot of parents chose to move to suburbs only because of the atmosphere in the school. Its funny to see 5 or 6 comments on this board posted on the same day by Maloney and her buddies. School got C rating on school report. Just wondering if DOE sees this messages. My kid will be out of school next year, thanks god.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

Administration petrifies their students. Extremely hierarchical structure. The principal has her favorites, all others are mistreated. Some very bad teachers. Not healthy social and emotional environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Just like with any school, if the teacher is decent, your child will be more or less happy with the school. Unfortunately, teachers are allowed to raise their voice (more like scream) at kids and there is nothing you can do about it. Many parents have tried reaching out to the school officials without any success. You child can literally hate school after PS100. It is not the same school environment as years ago. The current principal, Ms. Moloney, is extremely rude and will not address any of your concerns unless ofcourse you bring expensive gifts. Even that might not help. If you have issues, save yourself a trip as you will leave the school aggravated with nothing resolved. Just like someone already mentioned, arrival and dismissal times are extremely unorganized and quite honestly, pretty unsafe. Anyone can just walk right up to the school entrance doors where the kids enter the school, causing a lot chaos. The security is non-existant. Some people walk right into the school without the security asking to sign in. I honestly do not understand how this school got an 8/10 ratings. should be a 5 max.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

Do not attempt. Poor education, no hands on learning. the principal is horrible. Mediocre teachers. Poor socio-emotional environment. Parental voice is not considered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

I am about to send my youngest to this school. My older son is going to enter 2nd grade. I have to say, I am very impressed about the quality of education here, and the environment of the school. My son is learning so much! Even though the school does not have a g&t program, I feel the quality of instruction is comparable to a gifted program. The only drawback to this school was lack of recess--but that is getting corrected next year as they are building a new playground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

There are numerous problem areas in this school, the main one being the principal-Mrs. Maloney. She is rude, unapproachable and condescending. She influences her staff in a negative way and does not help parents resolve any issues that occur between students and their peers, or students and their teachers. Mrs. Maloney has a negative impact on students' grades, as she coerces teachers to lower the grades of students due to lateness or absence, even though the student has straight A's across the board. The teachers my child had thus far have not provided a strong academic foundation what-so-ever. They do not challenge our children and do not support and are not involved with the parent to help the child educationally in any way. The school's overall environment is not a positive one. My daughter has not had a happy moment since she stepped into the school. All 3 teachers have yelled at her and provide no support, nor do they explain thoroughly what is required with an absence of mentoring. Homework assignments are posted late or at the end of the day. I would strongly recommend parents thinking long and hard before considering P.S. 100-Coney Island. Shame on Maloney and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

My child has been in this amazing school since pre-k. PS-100 is one of the most strongest schools around. The teachers are very helpfull and are always willing to work with you & your child. Mrs. Moloney is just terrific. Very approachable who care about the welfare for each student and staff member. A great enviornment for any one to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

I am a volunteer at PS100 and have been a member the Executive PTA Board and the School Leadership Team for several years. My younger daughter is graduating from PS100 this year and I will be leaving the school with a heavy heart. My older daughter as well as myself attended PS100 and we will always have very fond memories. The Teachers, Staff and all Administrators at the school are there for the children. The education is excellent and on top of the children s progress. More parents need to be involved in there Childs education and extra activities that take place during the schools hours. Mrs. Moloney came to PS100 a few years ago and embraced the building as if it was her own home. Mrs. Moloney also has an open door policy, she will address an issue any parent might have immediately. I wish more parents would come to the meetings and ask any questions or concerns they might have directly to the school instead of assuming the worst. I will miss PS100 very much in June 2012.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

My daughter is in 5th grade in P.S. 100 and my son graduated from P.S. 100 years ago and is now in High School. The teachers in this school are beyond excellent. They time with your kids,they nurture and make sure they understand the work. Parent's complain about too much homework and in my opinion it is because it interfere's with their plans. The kids get an appropriate amount of homework, which prepares them for middle school and high school. The Principal and the staff have an open door policy for any parents to discuss anything. I have been an active PTA executive board member and I have seen parents come into the school yelling and acting inappropriate because they don't agree with something. That is not the right way to handle any issues. There is little to no parent involvement but these parents who don't volunteer at the school are the first to criticize and complain. There is gym and there is a dance class so the kids do get recess. I have been in the building almost daily for the last 11 years and believe me the lunch time is anything but silent. Mrs. Moloney and the rest of the administration has made our school a wonderful learning environment for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

When my daughter walked into P.S.100 in September 2009 for her first public school classroom experience as a kindergarten student, I too walked into the school system and offered my time and services. I became a member of the Student Leadership Team (SLT) comprised of smart and passionate parents, teachers and administrators about the school and the pupils learning experience. As part of the Parks and Recreation Committee, we set a goal and got to work quickly to fulfill this goal which was to obtain an outdoor space that was safe for learning and playing based on an on-going request from the parents of P.S. 100. I'm happy to announce that with the help of Principal Moloney, the Borough Commissioner Jeffreys and Councilman Recchia, the pupils of P.S.100 will have a new outdoor facility adjacent to the school in September 2012. The is a true testiment that persistance, collaberation and cooperation does pay off. To all parents that have concerns and suggestions to improve the learning experience of the pupils of P.S.100, "Get involved"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

My son has completed Kindergarten here. He loves this school! He is always so happy to go there in the mornings. And the amount he learned just in Kindergarten is tremendous: he already knows how to read, write, add and subtract. When we started he could barely spell his name! Now for the things I as a parent do not like. I agree with previous reviews: they put a lot of the burden on the parents. Most of the HW I had to re-teach to him. Plus they don't have recess, which is a big minus for me but I hear that has been happening in a lot of public schools. My son's teacher was helpful and caring, but the principal is a bit on the bossy side "I know better than you" kind of attitude. Then again, you cannot cater to everyone's demands. I guess we will see what happens in first grade...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Horrible school. Teachers dont teach, just give a lot of HW, very rude to parents and children. Children dont know how to read by 1st grade, the principle leaves them for 2nd time in the same grade. Teachers dont teach how to read, they expect parents to teach their children. The teacher treats a child nicely when she gets good expensive gifts. Principle screams at children and parents. Never listens even on the meetings, very rude!!!!!!!!!!Talking in commend tone of voice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

Yes, principal is tuff looking and so her stuff, but this what keeps everything in order. It is very hard world out their and kids should learn it from the very beginning. Tuff boss is not necessarily a bad one, and you have to learn how to deal with it. My kid learned how to read, wright, behave and he made some good friends . Projects are fun, teacher is very involved. I like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

The Prinicpal is very rude and so is most of her staff in the main office. She has a terrible attitude, does not listen or care about parents and their concerns. She makes this school unwelcoming to parents and visitors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

my son go's to this school and he says teachers ignore him and bad kids that are lyers and a very poor principle .horrible school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I have two children currently enrolled in this school and the teachers are just wonderful, but the principal is very uncooperative. She will not listen to parent's concerns and sometimes is very rude to parents. Refuses to understand or listen to parents. I am actually looking forward to changing school due to the lack of cooperation and understanding from this principal.
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

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 33% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
78%
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 "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

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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 2 83% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 156%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents51184%
Teachers4189%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. KATHERINE A. MOLONEY

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2951 W 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone: (718) 266-9477

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