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Ps 169 Sunset Park

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1459 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2014

This school's security guard are so inappropriate. They are very rule and not respect to parents and visitors. I feel very disappoint of their security guard. I knew they have a new principle now, and I hope their new principle will re-educated their attitude, and treat people equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

I have a son who started kindergarten in Sept 2007. They have programs which they have different subjects for a certain periods just like in HIGH SCHOOL.....They get pulled out of the class to do individual study with sight words and reading which is an unbelievable challenge and great for kids. My son has learned so much. The only other thing I wish they would teach more in Math and keep them abreast for the city-wide they have to take in 3th or 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

My child graduated on June 2007. The teachers are very nice and understanding. . But if you want to enter this school, these are the teachers that might want to consider your child. Ms.Grosso, Ms.Rios,Ms.Baldino,Ms.Abuasi,Mrs.Rosado, Ms.Tait, and Ms.Rosenblatt. those teachers helped my student learn and succeed lots of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Good school for average student. Needs to improve academics to meet the needs of above average students. Too much emphasis placed on dancing instruction through project arts. Needs to improve guidance department and improve code of discipline for misbehaving students.The literacy and math coaches are a big plus to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

It's a great school academic wise. They have activity for the second garde and up it's a clean school.Teachers are gret staff too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Teachers are excellent. Mrs. Chung-Spellman is excellent. Students are hard working and polite.
—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 32% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 49% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 43% 9%
White 1 6% 48%
Black 2 1% 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 45%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%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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Based on 841 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents77164%
Teachers7076%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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4305 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 853-3224

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