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Ps 132 The Conselyea School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 799 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 3, 2014

The Principal is an egotistical psychopath who closely resembles that of some of the worst tyrannical dictators in history. Whether you are a concerned parent or a dedicated teacher, she will not be questioned! It is her way or the highway. Parents who question her sometimes flawed decisions find that she will retaliate against their child. Teachers are threatened and/or removed. This is not strong leadership, it is a dictatorship to the most insane degree!! When is the DOE going to wise up and recognize what thsi obnoxious, pathetic excuse for a principal really is and see that she is unemployed........PERMANENTLY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2014

PS 132 is a great School! Principles don't threaten to call ACS unless they HAVE to. Beth Lubeck has always been fair and kind in my experience. I'm so glad I'm zoned for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

they use ACS to intimidate and control parents. Beth LUBECK is a monster. She is super unfriendly, and why she has someone like yvonne Gargiulo as parent co ordinator is beyond me. stifling atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

I am a parent who is very involved in the community and school. We live 5 blocks from the school and were so thrilled when our daughter got in to Pre-K at 132. She is now in Kindergarten and we are still happy. I was reading some reviews and am really curious about the negative ones. Schools are not perfect but I find this one to be a strong supportive community. My daughter's teachers keep me very involved and whenever I have a question I go right to the office and talk to people. The best thing about this school is the parent involvement. The more involved I get the better it seems. I have not had to directly ask the prinicpal anything but I can say that when my daughter saw her on the street one day she was excited and ran right up to her and they hugged. She seemed quite nice. All in all we really enjoy the school and look forward to having our 2 year old enroll!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

My son Loves this school. So do my wife and I! Great mix of children, caring teachers and very involved parents. There's always something going on, always some event or fund raiser. We got in when my son started kindergarten and he went from a shy child in Pre K to a happy little performer. Personally not concerned if he's "gifted and Talented by anyone's standards but ours. And he's awesome! PS 132 till he has to leave! Thanks,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

My daughter attended this school for Pre-K and kindergarten. i was so very disappointed with the administration, which ignored or disregarded parents' attempts to collaborate in making their child's education better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

terrible experience with pre-k for our son. horrible communication. nasty teachers. also, from what i understand, this school tiers its classes by ability, starting with the "gifted and talented" class and working its way down. not an appropriate method of teaching or an appropriate way to learn. it's my personal feeling that this school has lasted so long strictly because it is the gifted school for the neighborhood, and is located in an area with an influx of kids. avoid at all costs if you would like your child to attend a school with an administration that listens to the personal concerns of parents, or that teaches in an inspiring manner with well-selected materials and a thoughtful, creative curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

The school's Principal refuses to allow the Gym teacher to teach in the school's gym. She insists that it be taught in the classroom where there is not ample space and the desks, chairs, bookcases, etc are a safety hazard. She is more concerned about being vindictive to the teacher than she is concerned about her students. It is time that parents learn the real truth about this school's administration and start to take actions to change it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

Why is it, that all the negative reviews regarding gym are removed? It is an issue that needs to be addressed. As in most schools, some teachers are wonderful, others aren't. Parent involvement is great. The principal does not have an open door policy and I have yet to make it into her office. On the other hand, security could be tighter. There are other schools in District14 that are more welcoming and feel safer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

Both of my children go to this school, one is 9 and the other 6, and they love it, my husband and I have been happy with their education, and I think the principal is excellent. Granted, it's not perfect, but then again, the dire cuts this school (and all city schools) have had to endure is outrageous. It's a diverse student body and I'm happy my kids are part of it. Of course, I've had conflicts with administration here and there, but my kids have never suffered because of it. The DOE needs to look at its own budget -- ARIS is a costly joke, for example and all of the expensive contractors -- and stop cutting wonderful programs and teachers of this school and others in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

The Prinicpal is an egotistical psychopath who closely resembles that of some of the worst tyranical dictators in history. Whether you are a concerned parent or a dedicated teacher, she will not be questioned! It is her way or the highway. Parents who question her sometimes flawed decisions find that she will retaliate against their child. Teachers are threatened and/or removed. This is not strong leadership, it is a dictatorship to the most insane degree!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

My sister goes to this school. She has a horrible teacher (I am not going to name names) who yells all the time, picks favorites and doesn't have a good method for teaching. You think I'm being too harsh about just one detail? Well, I went to this school too, and as for the physical education program? The teacher is neurotic. He devoted an entire class period to WATCHING A VIDEO ABOUT A TEST EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO TAKE NEXT YEAR. Also, when I went there, he made us learn the chicken dance every year for SEVEN YEARS. Also, lunch time is fifteen minutes long. FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG. The rest of the FIFTY MINUTE LONG lunch period is devoted to recess and games in the cafeteria, when it is strictly forbidden to eat lunch. I have many more complaints, but I can't fit them all here.


Posted June 29, 2011

would like to say PS.132 has come a long way. I myself attended and can remember the teachers that have influenced me. My Art, music and gym teachers played a huge roll in my life. not only were they great teachers who cared but loved what they did. P.S 132 being a Multi Culture school provides classrooms that kids can learn and grow from. Flag Day was my favorite pass time at P.S 132, Flag Day brought everyone together to better our health, I have seen the changes P.S 132 has made over the years and the school has grown. The board of Education should grant more money to aid in the schools great history.


Posted April 17, 2011

Lovely teachers, strong principal, and amazing parent body. Parents are very involved and there are many opportunities for parental involvement. At the moment, the kids have yoga and drama via TADA. However, there is quite a lot of homework in the upper grades. Weekly math, writing, and spelling assignments begin in first grade. Be aware that the school operates on a tracking system. Plus the building is maxed out, we lost the library last year to create more classroom space. Luckily the Settlement House down the street has stepped up (with the help of community fundraising) to renovate their gym to provide for much needed space. There is a also a wonderful new music teacher, and we even have 'senior' and 'junior' bands, an amazing feat for an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

School spirit and communication are at top level. There is something exciting going on every week. Quality teaching, environmentaly and technologicaly oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I love this school because they are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My daughter has yet to attend Pre K, but this is my school of choice in the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is a newly gentrifying neighborhood and it seems this is the only public school in the neighborhood that is trying to change with the times. They have play groups, a website and all around they are just great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

My daughter, who is in prek., had a little difficulty wanting to attend school towards the end. The family counselor, Ms. Janet and the teacher, Ms. Jensen, went beyond what was expected of them to help my daughter. I am greatly obliged and appreciative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

All we can say is WE LOVE IT! Our son is in Pre-K, Mrs. Clarke's class. An incredible experience in our local public school. It is about time something great is happening in education in Williamsburg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter goes to PS 132 for Pre-K and she loves it. I find the administration to be warm, loving and supportive. They are an inexhaustible group who are open minded and listen to the needs of both the children and parents. They invite parents to participate in activities in the classroom and create fun and exciting out of school time events.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
91%
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
Hispanic 1 48% 23%
White 1 32% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 190%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.3
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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents48775%
Teachers2244%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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320 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-7301

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