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Ps 135 Sheldon A Brookner

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Posted May 22, 2013

I went to PS 135 70 years ago and I have a graduate engineering degree and have been president of numerous companies. PS 1335 was the best school by far including the 5 universities I have attended.


Posted May 21, 2013

PS135 is one of the best school in Brooklyn. The teachers are very caring and are very dedicated. My older son graduated in 2009 and my youngest will be graduating this year. I really appreciate the hard work of the teachers, especially Ms Griggs. She is an exceptional teacher! The other staff are also very professional.. Excellent schoo overall.. Mrs. Bamidele
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

my name is lisa and my son name is shemar..he presently goes to ps 135 and is in 5th grade in the gifted class,,,i must say this school is one of the best in brooklyn..i have no problem with the school..all his pass teachers were excellent and his present teacher miss quiano is doing an excellent job ..the school crossing guards are very nice and friendly and the school security are very strict..i will rate this school for every parent...god job !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I trusted ps135 and i will recommanded to every mother because it's the best ever and i give it five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

My daughter is in the star program and is about to enter 2nd grade she is doing very well thanks to the teachers she had in the pass classes and I look forward to 2nd grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

my son Alexander is a 5th grader at ps 135 the school is one of the best public school in Brooklyn. The teachers are excellent the security staff are professional .As a parent you feel confident that your child going to receive the foundation he or she need to become a good citizen. Thank you PS.135 for providing my son alexander with 6 wonderful year of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

i luv the teachers especially miss grigg.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

Attending P.S.135, was one of the greatest childhood experiences I remember. The teachers became my family and the faculty really cared for the children. I truly believe that because my teachers taught me more than math and reading, but about essential life skills, I am the person I am today. Ms. Grinage is an excellent principal and the former principal Ms. Wapner did an excellent job as well. Thank You P.S.135- I am still 'Reaching For the Stars'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2007

PS 135 is a place where all children learn how to read and write . The principal Ms Grinage ,is a wonderful principal and she takes care of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

Sending my children to PS 135 is the best decision I made. All the teachers are wonderful and the principal, Mrs. P. Grinage, is an inspiration to all. My son graduated almost 4 years ago and is now in High school doing excellent. He is studying to be a lawyer, he is on the varsity football team and his grades are great. This is all thanks to PS 135, because they gave him an excellent foundation to start with. My daughter now attends also. She is in the Star program and also doing excellent at PS 135. PS 135, continue the great job you are doing with your students. More parents should get involve and help their children s teachers. Please, volunteer what ever time you have. P. Ollivierre-Valme (parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

I was a student at PS 135 8 years ago, and I must say it helped me very much. The Teachers and students were great. A+!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

My learning experience at Ps 135 was a great one. The teachers and faculty did a wonderful job at helping my peers and myself 'Reach For The Stars'.
—Submitted by a former 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 31% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students21%
Female24%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students22%
Female23%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students33%
Female46%
Male25%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students23%
Female26%
Male21%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students30%
Female32%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students23%
Female19%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 94% 19%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
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 23%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 49%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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents37056%
Teachers4184%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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684 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: (718) 693-4363

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