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Ps 222 Katherine R Snyder

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 849 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 12, 2005

In my opinion, PS 222 is doing a wonderful job with all of the great programs that are available to the students. My son has definitely excelled since starting in September. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I think there should be more parent involvement. Since 9/11 they don't allow the parents in the school as much as they used to for security reasons. I think that's to bad because the children (I know my children) love when parents come to the school for class parties, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

In my opinion, this is one of the best public schools in the district. It has the best teaching staff. All of which are dedicated & professional. My daughter graduates next year & I will be so sorry to be leaving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

I have two children that attend P.S. 222 the eldest child is in the Eagle program and the youngets is in a conclusion class. Both children have progressed very well. Based upon their homework, classwork and projects all are aligned to the state curriculum and standards and have prepared my children to meet those standards while having positive and rich academic and social experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

My son is in Pre-K and I am delighted with his teacher as well as the social skills he is developing. In my son's class each child has a special day once a month. On that day they assist the teacher with the calendar by counting the days, preparing the weather calendar, etc. The parent(s) of that child are encouraged to come and help out in class. I have enjoyed my time in class and think this is a great way for parents to get involved and see what occurs during the school days. This school does a lot to encourage parents to participate. I'm glad my son is in this school and highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I am the parent of a 7 year-old second grader. Living in Marine Park, we couldn't be more pleased and fortunate that she has the benefit of going to PS 222. Her learning experience has been extraordinary. She loves to go to school and can't wait to learn new ideas. It is apparent that PS 222 is building a solid foundation for my daughter to continue her education beyond the required grade levels. We are hoping my son, soon to be of school-age, will benefit as well from the experience had by his sister. NYC school officials need to and must support programs that ensure the level of education received at schools like PS 222 for the future of our children and country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I am a mother with 5 children who have attended this school. I think the education thay have recieved is excellent. The staff is very caring and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

There are different programs in the school that cover all aspects of learning. While each child may not receive a full year of extracurricular activities there is a chance for all to be part of something. There is no favoritism and everyone is made to feel important. There seems to be plenty of parent involvement, however, there are plenty of parents that do not get involved. The teachers seems to make each child feel extra special. I have heard parents complain about different aspects but it seems to be on more of a personal level than an overall complaint with the school.
—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 31% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
92%

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

All Students38%
Female45%
Male31%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities5%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students44%
Female48%
Male39%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities0%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students51%
Female63%
Male42%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities15%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities45%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students58%
Female68%
Male49%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities5%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities5%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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

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
White 1 44% 48%
Black 1 20% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 18% 9%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 150%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 67%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 620 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents55883%
Teachers6295%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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3301 Quentin Rd
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