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Ps 189 Lincoln Terrace

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 1284 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2014

This is a very bad school. I will like to point out the class 6c the teacher was very mean and disrespectful to my child. My child told me that at lunch the principal blamed him for something he didn't do. The principal is not doing nothing at all. They can't even talk at lunch and barely go to recess. The co- Assistant Principal recommended this school, reviews and other parents said this school was great. Never again will I send any of my children in this school. Now my child attends private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This school is absolutely horrible!!!!! My son is in first grade and he is not being challenged. From looking at his homework which is not age or grade appropriate to his class work which seems like his teacher just allows him to "work" freely without any instruction, guidance or follow-up. One several occasions my son has told me he didn't get a chance to eat lunch because of being rushed and waiting on line and the dismissal procedure or lack there of is totally chaotic. They dismiss children on to the street into a crowd of adults. The children are running in the street and there is a lack of effective supervision. No one can give you a direct and correct answer This school lacks organization and structure and educational standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

My daughters in grade 3 and 4 currently attend this school. I loved the school. The principal is very outgoing and lets you know in advance what her expectation is. She has a No nonsense policy. My kids teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

Moving to NYC from NC was a big issue for me and my girl s, however after starting at PS189, I am truly impressed with the standard. The Principal take on though love is excellent! Kids today need that sturdy hand of guidance both at home and at school. My girls love their new school, and I am loving the daily homework and reading logs. I think that the majority of the students (80%) are on the right path except for a few rowdy students. The teachers that I have had the pleasure to know are truly invested in the kids and their performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The Center Bilingue, PS 189 was New York City first charter school. It covers kindergarten through 8th grade. Academic standards are high even for children whose primary language is not english as they are immersed in a language class with peers who are bilingual; however their work plan has the option of studies in spanish/french until they are english proficient. This does not pre-clude them from the high academic standards, as each have a language dictionary that is expected be accessed when needed. Students also study latin, in addition to spanish or french. The school offers regents exam in earth science, algebra, and french/spanish. What impresses me most is the level of expectations and the loving support they receive along with a boot camp mentality (loving) of the principal. There's a Monday morning pep talk session with her. There's after school/ET/Saturday Academy for extra help; and a number of stuents show up. The students graduate to the best high schools, including mine to Stuyvesant High School. It was the language arts/cultural experiences that impressed mine the most; as she did AP French and German in high school as a follow-up and did a study abroad stint at the Sorbonne in political/social sciences. Needless to say the love for international cultures remains to date with her as she travels extensively. I credit PS 189 with instilling dedication and academic curiosity and excellence in her. Kudos to that school. PS, they still rate as one of New York city's top school. I hope they win. They sure could use the additional funds. science
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I go to this school it is a great place.The principle is very strict but it is for a good reason.I love my school no one can change that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

i really love this school. this is my son his second year in this school. my son is in the 3rd grade , the gifted and talented program and he is really challenged in this school. Ms. Faustin is doing an excellent job, there is no fighting or noone being bullied compared to the other school. i hope that the principal keeps up the good work and what i like about the principal is that she is always involve with everything in the school. If there is parent teacher night , she is there greeting parents. I would not change this school for none other
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Well im a parent who child attends this school. Hes been there for three years. And i tried to see if it was my child or the school. There is a particular teacher there that i must say really doesnt show much concern for my sons education. This will be my sons last year at this school, i will rather my child in a private school, whether they learn the same material or not, i rather know, that i tried another outlet in making sure my son gets the best education out there. When he gets in trouble its always him, the asst. Principal down plays other students behavior as if its cute, but when my son gets in trouble along with others its 'always him' and im referring to other students who are stamped with 'promotion in doubt'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

This is a really good school please take your child to this wonderful educational oasis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2008

i love it the best school ever nobody can top it
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

i am a student of ps 189 the students try their best in my school everyone is a winner and ms. faustin the principal of ps 189 monitors the uniform and more, your uniform must be complete, like my teacher always says if you pay attention 50% of the time you only get 50% of the work so if you pay attention all the time then you will get all of the school. i am a highly motivated studewnt and i always make parents proud and i waill stay that way because i payed attention all of the time so i got all ofthe work. i will like to thank ms faustin for all she hasdone and i would like to say if you fail,m the teacher or someone else did not fail you, you failed yourself. Thank You
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2008

I have two children who has been attending this school since 1st grade they are now in 4th and 7th grade. I am satisfy with the school and is proud of the their principal ms. Faustin and all that she is doing to keep her school on track. I am very thankful for the satuarday school that they have going on to help our children with any extra help that they made need. Please do not get rid of the satuarday programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

This is my son's first year in this school and I was a little concerned about him going from a small private setting to a big public school. I am happy the class size is still small and my son's teacher is EXCELLENT. I receive reports from the teacher when he is good and bad and that keeps him on track. I am thankful there is a decent school in the neighborhood. My only concern is the lack of extracurricular activity, but they are working at it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

This school received an A on its city progress report, but I do not see the reality of it in my classroom. The administration is quite disjointed, and so it is left up to the teachers to make the classrooms successful and welcoming.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2005

This school has improved tremendously over the past two - three years. Because of its diverse background, this school offers both academic and extra cirriculum activities to these students. Students are monitored as soon as they enter the school until they leave. This makes parents feel much safer because of the location of the school. Also the prinicpal and staff ensures that students adhere to uniform and discourages them from altering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Quality of Academics programs is abouts 30% ,availability of the arts is 10% and sports is 0%.Parent involvement is high.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
62%
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 29% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
75%
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 29% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
81%
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 36% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

160 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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the elementary and middle 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 75% 19%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 222%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 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 39%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 1188 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents64663%
Students46597%
Teachers7794%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1100 E New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: (718) 756-0210

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