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Ps 195 Manhattan Beach

Public | PK-5 | 425 students

 
 

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Posted February 11, 2014

There is nothing special at this school. There is nothing extra offered to the children they receive physical education once an week and only because the parents pay for it. There is no art education and a very limited music education. There is no extra help available before or after school and many of the teachers are older and uncompromising. I would not recommend it, there are many other options out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

During my time at this school,there was very little tolerance and diversity. As a lone African American at this school, the students and teachers were very unaccepting, rude and showed no care for me whatsoever. I remember going to school here and students used to make fun of me for putting my sandwich in foil. The teachers accused me of trying to stab someone with a pencil, even though the other student stole it from me. They moved me from the gifted class, even though my grades were perfectly fine. This school is overrated, the teachers and students are cruel and unorthodox, they show no acceptance for other cultures and diversity. I would not recommend this school for everyone.


Posted March 19, 2011

When our teacher said in September that every kid in her gifted K class would know how to read by February, I didn t believe her. To my surprise, my daughter is reading level H books now! In spite of challenging budget year, PS-195 is finding ways to offer chess, yoga, music and computer classes to all children even in K! A new afterschool program is now available in the school building. My kid loves her school, her teacher and her class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

Both of my children have attended P.S.195, and the change that I had noticed is not for the better. The amazing teachers that made this school what it was, are leaving, and the ones taking their place, definitely do not measure up. My older child is in honors in all classes, while my other child's level of education, in an eagle class, does not compare. Don't get me wrong, it is still a good school, but the teachers are what makes the biggest difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

a small caring environment with dedicated leadership and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

My son is attending PS 195 Kindergarten. Was there in Pre-K as well. We are lucky with the teacher this year, but the school has some issues with informing parentrs about the tests the kids are going to take, etc. Overall the school is great, I do not see any other choice living nearby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I was very disappointed with preK program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Excellent learning environment with teachers who are gifted at teaching
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

this is an amazing school and I definitely recommend it plus it is in a beautiful environment by the beach
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Our daughter attends P.S.195. This is her 4th year in school. She loves her teachers, the school staff, the classes, everything. Each new school year she says how much she misses her previous teachers and how great everyone is. The standards and expectations of P.S.195 are high but the students do not seem to have a problem meeting them. The school really is a second home to students. Next year our younger daughter is starting Pre-K at P.S.195 and we feel confident that she will enjoy and fall in love with the school, teachers, and everything it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

I have 2 children in PS 195. This school is known for a good reputation but the teacher is the one that makes all the difference. And I have to say that my child in kindergarden program is totally terrified of her teacher. The whole year has been a huge disappointment. I believe children are graded unfairly and not according to their efforts and knowledge but according to some other rules. I can't wait for this year to end and get over this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

My son finished kindergarten-excellent program in the regular class, although there was a gifted-talented program as well. He is reading fluently, and not just one syllable plain words, but books for kids in 2nd, 3rd grade. Great art program, safety and discipline are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

I went to PS 195 for 4th and 5th grade. I am now a freshman in HS. From the beginning, PS 195 was my second home, the kind, caring atmosphere and learning environment paved the way for my success. The teachers are great and they taught me so much. From an early age they teach children to work hard. It was so much fun going to that school, and I learned so much while having that fun. They taught me how to be a good student, and I even use some of the skills I learned from there in my life now. Thank you PS 195 for everything!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2003

P.S. 195 had been like a second home to my child. On the last day of school every year the first thing I heard from my child was 'When is school goin to start again?' The Principal Leadership, Teacher Quality, Extracurricular activities, parent involvement and safety discipline has made school fun to go to for both of my daughters. Thankyou P.S.195, for everything.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
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 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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities10%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students73%
Female68%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 93% 48%
Black 4% 19%
Hispanic 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

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

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents31386%
Teachers2191%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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