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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 June 26, 2014

Found the school to be an amazing Blue Ribbon School! Both my children attended P.S. 222 and my daughter graduated this year. I have no regrets. The students have a wholesome environment in which to play and learn, with teachers and staff who are genuinely interested in their success. I would recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

I must agree with previous comment. I had bad experiences with the school staff. Some of the teachers are unresponsive and rude. My child is graduating this year and thankfully, I don't have to send my daughter there ever again. Ms. Hanley needs to take some lessons in "how to interact with parents politely". Overall, I'm dissatisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

THE WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!! IF YOU WANT QUALITY EDUCATION AND "THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD" -- DO NOT send your kids there! Teachers are horrible. The principal VERY unresponsive. I am taking my kids out and placing them in a private school. What a shame..... Regards, disappointed mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

This is my daughter 2 year in ps222 we are very grateful to be part of this school I would recommend the school for your kids The education is unbelievable and the teachers are great can't wait to start our 3 year next year looking forward to it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

So far I was not able to schedule a visit to this school as a parent. Are there any tips to get a tour of this school? ...other than calling the school or leaving messages to the parent coordinator.. giving it 3 stars only because I've heard great things about the school but I have no first hand information on it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

My son is in his second year at PS 222. Pre-k and now kindergarten. I couldn't be happier with the teachers and staff. Everyday, I'm excited to watch him enjoy learning. Positive reinforcement with the color chart and activities that allow him to enjoy leaning. Love the email notification from Ms. Olivieri. Agree with the school lunch review of being able to pay and get notifications online
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Correction to one of the reviews below: new Principal is Theresa Olivieri and not Ms. Hanley. Ms. Hanley is the Assistant Principal. My daughter has been a student of PS 222 since 2010, she's a 3rd grader now. We cannot be happier about how Mrs. Olivieri manages the school. There are more email communications now. The school was one of the National Blue Ribbon Award recipients in 2013. We are very proud to be members of the PS 222 community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My was in K now in first grade. I was amazed to witness day by day his progress in writhing, maths and reading. It still puzzels me, how the staff managed to make such accomplishment. what i like about the school is the diversity and the exposure of the kids to other culture, religion and ethnicity. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

I used to go to this school. It is a wonderful school with polite teachers and nice surroundings. Keep up the good work!


Posted August 28, 2013

My daughter goes to this school. As another parent stated previously, it would be nice if the school was more tech savvy. Like with paying for lunches, we should be able to do it online. Who carries cash any more? I would also like to see emails from teachers the communication books are great when used but they seem to be used only when there is a complaint or concern. Also the security guards manning down the front doors could learn a little customer service or at least smile once in a while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Great community feeling. Wonderful, smiling teachers. Fantastic curriculum. My 3rd grader started at P.S. 222 as a 2nd grader. He loves this school so much better than his last school. The staff communicates very well with the parents and the school is run in a very organized manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Yay me! This is my second round with 222 starting from scratch with Pre-K....I couldn't be more happy to welcome the new Principal Ms. Hanley, whom we have known since our first day of school back in 222. She taught my children and helped strengthen my son in his areas of "need"...Couldn't be a better person to lead the school...The main office ladies, Mrs. Camisa is a GEM, The PA (Dianne) and everyone from there on....I am so happy my children are starting their academic life at 222 and will follow in their older siblings footsteps....BRAVO 222 community!! You have us for ANOTHER 6 years!!! ;-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

I am excited that my child will be attending this school as a kindergarten student next year. I hope that he will have a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

My daughter is a first-grader at PS 222. Her kindergarten year was perfect. She was an ESL student who spoke no English at all when she first started. Her teacher was great and helped her make the transition to English as smooth as possible. By mid year she was communicating freely with her peers and succeeding a great deal in her studies. The first grade has been also great so far. She definitely learned a lot. Her reading and math skills improved immensely. The school staff is very courteous and polite. They communicate with parents often. I wish they were more tech-savvy, for I'd like to be able to communicate with a teacher via email. There is an after school program on premises which is very convenient. School is also a location for a summer camp (hosted by Working Parents Alliance). SWe can't wait for summer to begin - my daughter is very excited to go back to the camp this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

I remember leaving this school because of switching classes. Its been awhile, so I'm sure they cleaned up their act (about 12 years now? Wow time flies...) Anyway, the administration itself was a mess: I transferred here when my parents moved from Queens. They had 7 different 'levels' of classes depending on where they believed their students belonged in (which is a rubbish idea to begin with. They're just causing a self-fulfilling prophecy) Instead of giving me some sort of test or evaluation, they simply placed me in the lowest class. After 2 months of being too easy, they transferred me to the hardest class. I had 2 days to catch up on a whole years worth of material. They had a test, and I barely passed. They threw me out after the 3rd day. What did they expect?!? I got placed in the 4th class. I don't remember what class was like, only that it was one of the worst 3 months of my life. I was bullied every day because of the fact I was Jewish (which was ridiculous considering 1/4 of the class was). The administration didn't care. I couldn't even transfer out, so I was forced to go to private schools (which were all junk).


Posted May 3, 2011

I am so ecstatic my son is attending PS 222. He is zoned for PS 207 which I am very happy he is not there. The staff in PS 207 can not compare or compete with the staff in PS 222. PS 222 has a great reputation on being one of the top schools in the area. Keep up the awesome work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

It is such a great chance for us, we are living close by PS 222. By the way my doughters are the students of PS 222. Our school has exprienced education stuff, from main office till directorate. All the teachers are fullfill of humanity. In their classrooms my doughters feel the warm of their sweet home. There are modern education methods are performed in the school. Also, Parent coordinator of the school shows a great performance to strengthen parents relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

I think this is a exellent school.I use to go here,but i moved into another school.I miss all of my friends.I wish could go back again.


Posted April 20, 2010

I love PS222 because my twin 7yr olds love going to school,yes they are getting a great education and are in an honor class but at the end of the day what good is all that if the child is not happy going to school......and both mine love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

This is a very good school. I'm very happy with the teachers and my child's progress so far. I hope next year I have the same luck I had this year with the teachers.
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
44%

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 33% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
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 "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 2 44% 48%
Black 2 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: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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?

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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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  • MS. THERESA OLIVIERI

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3301 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234
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