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Ps 102 The Bayview

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1296 students

 

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Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

My daughter is in the 3rd grade now and so far she has had 4 amazing teachers. We just met her 3rd grade teacher and feel confident that she is going to do a great job with our daughter this year. Due to the large number of children attending the school, the class sizes are ridiculously large (32 in her class this year). But somehow the teachers make it work. The school has a great parent coordinator and PTA members that really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

My both daughters went to P.S. 102 (older has graduated-went to PA, younger is in 4th grade-in Delta), so I'm connected to the school for the last 8+ years. I have a very positive experience with the school overall and particulary with the teachers my girls had. Also, there is a number afterschool activities, which are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

the regular teachers in this school are ok in keeping students in pace. What I need from the school is if they can provide the information in what they are going to teach in the school year and what the student should learn for the year. The heartshare teachers, actually they are not teachers, are not quite good in helping the students to study. We understand they are not professional, but they should do better and nicer to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

Unfortunately, the new principal has such a negative effect on the school that they're even having a difficult time finding a custodial engineer! My daughter complains about the gnats flying around the room, the smell in the building, and the garbage that's not swept off the floors! The PTA is counting down the days 'til summer because even they can't stand to be around this new Principal. She's a very phony person...I do not envy the teachers that work for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

There's a lot of good feeling in this school. The new principal is wonderful. It is maybe a tad competitive, a bit overly structured, a bit too traditional but it is a huge school and it needs to be well run and it is. The staff is very caring. My daughter has been very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

The teachers are great but the new principal has KILLED morale! Staff, parents, and students have all been miserable since she took over this year. So SAD!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2013

I have no idea why this school gets high marks. There is a very particular group of parents that PS102 works for, but very many for whom it doesn't. There is a growing group of parents of special education students who have a particularly hard time--though even the general ed and honors classes are lacking. There are a few truly golden teachers, but overall, this school feels like nothing has changed in education since the 1970s. The approach is anything but forward thinking, and the staff and administration do not reflect the diversity of the student population at all (and it shows in the "us vs. them" attitude. Sorry, but after 2+ years I'd rather leave the neighborhood than continue sending my kids here. The experience is killing everything that they (and I) loved about education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

Good School, wish there was more interaction between the parents and teachers. Not a big fan of the PTA very Clicky. Some really excellent teachers that go out of their way to help a child get up to speed. Wish the school went up to 8th grade. K to 5th. My son likes the school and the fact there are a lot of teachers to help him with his motor skills. They need to crack down on children coming in from other parts of Brooklyn and pretending they live in Bay Ridge, they need to be more strict when it comes to registration, school is over crowded and kids can not get all the education they need. Children come home with lots of homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I have been going to PS 102 for almost 6 years. I am in fifth grade all these years i've had really nice teachers but this year i'm in a small class and it really helps. Some day in October we are going to the Staten Island Zoo . this year there are no bullys in the class. I love fifth grade. Tanis Mackenzie Lepore


Posted July 6, 2012

My son likes this school and I think his Kindergarten teacher is excellent in many ways, expertly handling a class of 25 students. Of course, this ratio is far too large; alas, this is public school. My son's reading and mathematic ability has grown leaps and bounds since the beginning of the year. I do wish PTA meetings were more inclusive (i.e. scheduling evening meetings more frequently), as I know many working parents want to be more involved. The school would do well to harness the diversity within its student body and support more cultural learning opportunities. In all, I am pleased and think this school has tremendous potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

My son started Kindergarten this year, and I must say that we are extremely impressed and pleased with the environment, attention, and thoughtful care he is receiving from all of his teachers. Ms. Lupia and Mrs. Bromberg have been extremely attentive to his needs and continually seek to keep him engaged and stimulated at school. He talks about how much he loves Ms. Meeling, and we are very grateful for the promotion of the arts at this school. It is a very positive sign that my son skips happily to school each morning, and the teachers have done an excellent job with supporting him through this important transition into Kindergarten. He has respect and real adoration for his teachers, and considering the fact that there are so many children to attend to, I find it very telling that my son feels that his teachers know him and care about him as an individual. In our parent-teacher conference, I was impressed by how attuned they were to our son's particular way of thinking and working. They are intelligent, and they both have a generous spirit. It takes a big heart to teach in this disciplined yet loving way.P. S. 102 is a safe and nurturing school, and I recommend it very highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I have two children at PS 102 -- a 5th grader & a 3rd grader. I can honestly say - that while I still have issues about snack sales at lunch and the lack of free-play recess during the day - my children are strong students and have had really wonderful teachers during their time at PS 102. There is definitely a committment to the arts and arts educaton. The music and art teachers are fantastic. The parent coordinator is a real gem. Parent volunteerism has increased and parents can be involved ..... but you have to create or seek out the opportunities and get involved. It would be nice if PTA meetings had better attendance and if there were new/more volunteers at PTA events. But, most importantly, my kids really like going to school and that's the real measure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

I am very happy with PS102 and the education my child is receiving there, I feel his teachers are caring and go the extra mile, the principal is great, hard working, very visible, I'd recommend this school very highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I heard great things abt this school so i moved to Bay Ridge b/c ii wanted my child to attend this school i was greatly disappointed. My child didnt not get into heart share after school program even thou i am a singler parent with a low income. I was also upset that she went on absolutely no class trips but yet all year long i was donating time and money to numerous school fund raisers...where does the money go? let see how this year goes...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

So far I've had nothing but positive reinforcement to my child. My son is in his first year at this school (Kindergarten) and he's already been recognized for perfect attendance and now the Reader of the Month. I absolutely love the Delta Program at P.S. 102. It is such a positive and motivating environment for the children. All cultures are celebrated at this school. When my son enters the school he gets a big hello from the Asst. Principal who know his name and is very friendly always. My son loves his teacher and she is both approachable and informative. The music program is first rate. Mrs. Meeling is wonderful and my son talks about her all the time. I would recommend this school to anyone. I could go on....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

This is my first year having one of my children attend p.s. 102. My little one is in Kindergarten and while agree that it's a tightly run ship it seems that they are not parent-friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Two years in, starting our third, and we feel that there are some fundamental changes that need to be made at PS102. First, for the positive: we feel that our child is receiving a good basic academic education. The school environment is safe, and the teachers we've encountered are caring, if perhaps overburdened by the micro-guidance of the the principal. Which brings me to what I consider to be the root of the problem. Our principal, Theresa Dovi, while I'm sure well-meaning, appears to be a technocrat. She is guided by test scores, and doesn't appear to be too concerned with the overall well-rounded student, much less well-rounded child. The big issues, are a) lack of transparency with the parents, b) lack of recess or 'down-time' for the students, c) one main building that is unbearably hot, and d) an overabundance of fund-raising. I'd grade the school a B- to C+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

The environment might be safe for the children's physical being, but their emotional needs are grossly neglected. Some teachers yell a lot and the principle does not seem to mind. Parent and teacher interaction is not encouraged, just the opposite. I am seriously considering removing my children from this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2005

I moved to brooklyn so my son can go to p.S.102. I love the school and so does my son. I have family and friends that went to p.S.102 And they say 'it's a great school.' I agree 110%.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

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

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 60% 48%
Hispanic 1 26% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 13% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 214%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 164%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents96090%
Teachers7187%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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211 72nd St
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