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Ps 163 Bath Beach

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Posted June 3, 2014

Bad. Don't teaching anything. Most teachers just go there because they have to spend a day there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I have two kids attending P.S.163 and this is their first year in the school. My kids love the school! The staff are very nice and polite. The school events always well organized. I'm very impressed with the principal. I noticed she always there to lead the event and ensure everything goes well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Both my children went to this school. Older went to is 183 c. M school and did really well and now he is L G High school in manhattan beach. That was before our ps 263 became Middle school. My daughter is in 6 th grade there participates in everything I love this school. They just had a play Grease. It was great. The teachers there are great and we love all of them. They like our family. We all know each other. As a patent I'm proud of this school Sincerely DS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I'm very proud of the principal, and school staff, and of course the teachers, this is an excellent school, my child has come a long way since being in this school, thank you ps 163, your the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

very nice,like a big day care.Teachers i very professional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Lot's of problems with communication with staff and teachers. New change is definitely needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

This is a very good school in a nice, safe area of Bensonhurst. The principal is excellent--and is very involved and accessible. I've only had dealings with the Pre-K teachers, but am very impressed. The set-up for the full day Pre-K is better than most private pre-schools in the area. Kids have their own bathrooms (pre-K only) and large light-filled rooms. Teachers are very experienced and caring. Only issues are the lack of a real playground (have cement parking lot with hopscotch, etc. painted on it)... as well as the fact that parents cannot walk their kids into school due to security concerns. Makes it rather tough on the little kids. Very active PTA as well.
—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 31% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
General population45%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities8%
General population53%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant47%
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 Students34%
Female48%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities18%
General population40%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities18%
General population64%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities82%
General population96%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
General population51%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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%
Female22%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities5%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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%
Female56%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander24%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
General population36%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
General population61%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 "A" 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 37% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 31% 9%
Hispanic 1 30% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
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 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

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

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.8
 

City average

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

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents21243%
Students17598%
Teachers2247%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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