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Ps 119 Amersfort

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Posted December 29, 2013

PS 119 was a beacon of hope for my child after superstorm Sandy. It was very difficult being displaced and especially for my daughter being away from our neighborhood school. But ALL the children and the staff at PS 119 welcomed her and embraced her with the school's culture of peace and respect for all. Ms. Fernandez the principal is a visionary whose decision making is based on her dedication to and love of children. Students love coming to school because it offers so many interesting subject areas and the school puts forth lots of fun programming. A very special place with a top quality teachers. If you can I recommend sending your child to this jewel of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

the school is a good school however the principal is a control freak and she take her role as a principal a little to far. she is very dismive to a parents view if it seems different or controversial to the school. she has kicked parents out of the school when they confronted her on situations with her and their child. she also picks on a child if at any time that child has did something wrong if at any time there is a problem your child is the oneat fault .she also dont listen to both views if your child is one of the students involved. i removed my child because of her action my child didnt want to come back to that school and wished they was never born . this principal made my child feel very unhappy . but he loved his teacher friends .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

PS 119 offers students a warm environment where children are not only taught, they are respected and encoraged to think outside the box. PS 119 fosters an environment where students learn to be peacfeul and respectful of their environment, each other and themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

The school primarilly focuses on peace, though it is exeptional it doesnt really close in with the curriculum.


Posted June 29, 2007

This school is amazing. The art and activities they have are very fundamental. From the music department to the shows they put on, this school has it all. When i went to this school, i had the best time of my life. The teachers are very caring and help you with everything. When i had a problem, i could count on my teacher for help and they would give me the advise that i needed. Even teachers that weren't your teacher anymore would he me out with the problems that i had. This school had activities for everyone. The best time of the year {for me} was Field Day. There are more great features about this school that i love but i would then have to sit here all day to remember all the great memories.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2007

I am so thrilled with this school!! They have strong academic programs and great Arts programs. My child is in chorus and art. The principal, Ms. fernandez, takes an interest in every child.She has brought a character development program that fosters respect for diversity and peace. I have one child in special ed at the school and one in a regular class. You cant tell the difference!! Thanks to the principal and Assistant principal, Ms. Snow for going above and beyond to educate my kids as well as all the others. This is what a school should be!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

This school is great! The principal and assistant principal are very involved and know almost all the children by name. They have created a safe and strong learning environment. I cant wait for my youngest child to be ready to attend 119.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

I am not a parent but I am an alumni of PS 119. The school is great. They have been in the business for 105 years and are great at it. THe academic programs are fantastic. They really help teachers individually and there was always a chance that you would have a student teacher in your class to help you alonng the way. In the gifted programs, the teachers are extremely educated. They make the students read books that challenge the mind and make you think before you act. There are many extracurricular activities available at 119. I was in the chorus program myself some time ago(4 years). It was fantastic. Parents are involved in all of the activities 119 has to offer. THey have a very active PTA and the mural was created by the children, teachers, janitors, and parents (and myself, tank you very much). 5-306E all day!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2006

I have two children, one who just graduated from PS 109 and the other is in the third grade. I am extremely pleased that my children had the opportunity to attend this school. The teachers, Principal and staff are very helpful and loving towards the children and extend this attitude to the parents in addressing their concerns. I would recommend anyone to this school. The staff is the best and any parent can feel at ease that their child will be safe and will receive a great education at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Parent are very involved, I think it is a good school. Teachers are very helpful. They have a wonderful art program,and they now have dance classes for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

This scool only focuses on math and reading scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

My son attended this school until the 4th grade when we moved to NJ. Overall I was satisfied and never had any problems with his teachers or the administration. However, there is way too much yelling and disrespect of the students as I have seen. Never towards my son but the environment could be much more inviting and nurturing. In comparison to NJ, the teachers never raise their voices and my son feels safe, not intimidated or belittled. This way he can focus on learning, not being scared. Overall, PS 119 does a fair job for the challenges it faces, like the volume of students, but there is better if you can relocate outside NY.
—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 31% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students17%
Female15%
Male19%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population18%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students11%
Female3%
Male18%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant11%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students23%
Female19%
Male29%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male21%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities63%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Female27%
Male22%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population28%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population29%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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
Black 1 77% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 11% 9%
Hispanic 2 11% 23%
White 1 1% 48%
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 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 179%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 44%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • New York State Closing The Gap School. (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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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 240 responses

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

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

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20754%
Teachers3394%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. LISA FERNANDEZ

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Parents are trained as learning leaders to work with small groups of children.we have an active p.a.that runs many events in the school.we have partnerships with brooklyn college,ballet tech. nyc police dept.,rotunda gallery. brooklyn historical society.
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