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Ps 247

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 761 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Great school !! excellent support !! Activities and academic !! Very good after school program. Lunch at not cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

P.S. is a family !! My daughter loves to go there, they provide her the best care a mother can wish for !! Extra help with reading, with language, after school program, she loves to read now, I'm more than please with this school !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

Terrible. The school is built entirely on favoritism. In the school newspaper all the teacher's children are journalists. In addition, the school has an unfair election system. All the "cool" and "popular" kids win the election. When they win, the Council does NOTHING AT ALL. Its just a sign of popularity. The teaching is below average, I would say. In math, they explained things that my daughter knew since second grade. They forced her to use some models, rather than using formulas and equations, she says. "In science, we don't even have a TEXTBOOK", she says. In science class, she have been rendered a "Science genius", because she knew things that she is SUPPOSED to learn in that grade. Instead, the class was working on a 3rd grade level. Meanwhile, in PS 221, they have a textbook for every subject. Instead of spending money on better education, and adding a G&T program(They don't even have that), the school spends money on field trips that occur too often, and in my opinion, disrupt the learning process. This is my opinion about my daughter's school.


Posted May 25, 2010

This is really an excellant school. The teachers are strict and they care at the same time. They are very on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Thi is a great school. My daughter enjoys going there. The teachers are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

P.S. 247 (A.K.A. The New York City College Partnership Elementary School) is a fantastic school with a dedicated, professional and highly skilled staff. They make every parent and student feel like they are part of a family. My children look forward to attending school every day!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

P.S 247 is the best!!!!! It's a place where you can learn but also have fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2006

My children have been at PS 247 for three years and we are very happy there. It is a small school with tremendous parent involvment. Everyone knows each other and there is a very caring and sensitive staff.Their academic standards are high and the schools grades rise every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

All three of my children attended PS 247. I find that this school is A+ in educational quality. The principal is kind and compassionate. Her first priority is CHILDREN FIRST! The child is treated as a whole person and not just a tool for taking standardized tests. My children are better people for attending PS 247. They are excellent students in their schools of higher learning and know the meaning of a good education.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population50%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities28%
General population76%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students55%
Female65%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population63%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities35%
General population81%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
General population64%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
General population76%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 47% 9%
White 1 39% 48%
Hispanic 2 12% 23%
Black 1 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 124%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School leaders, update and verify information here.
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 420 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents38064%
Teachers4077%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER E. OGNO

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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