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Ps 250 George H Lindsey

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Posted April 27, 2014

My school is a comforting place to be in. I like the availability of the teachers and the open school days/nights where we can be part of the school day. PS 250, could benefit from having the children enjoy more recreational time after lunch. Children in Elementary school learn from play and socializing. This school is constantly working on reading even during lunch time, however the current scores do not reflect improvement in the State Wide Test. I think this school can do more if they had more resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

This school is a school with lack of security, I found out at the end of the month they have something called fabulous Friday this is the day that all parents go to their kids classes the thing is that on that Friday the parents all gather in the school lobby and next to the school entrance once it reaches 9:30am any one waiting to any floor can just walk in with no ID check, The only requirement is that parents must sign once they arrive at a class, This means that basically any person could just roaming the hallways.... P.S. 250 MUST FIND A BETTER WAY TO GET PARENTS UP TO THE CLASSES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Last week, we met with P.S.250's principal, Ms. Nora Barnes, to discuss some academic issues regarding our daughter. Ms. Barnes greeted us warmly and listened to our concerns. Despite her very busy schedule, she took her time to review our daughter's academic records in detail. She offered us valuable advice and came up with a plan of action while we were still in the office. We couldn't be more impressed with her dedication to the children. This is not the first time dealing with the school; our two other daughters have graduated from P.S.250 and are doing very well thanks to the solid foundation they received at P.S.250 from Pre-K to 5th grade. -Faiz and Masuda Fazli
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

The school is very involve with the children. If their is a problem they are very active in getting the problem solved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I WENT THERE AS A CHILD AND HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT AS WELL AS THE PRINCIPAL. MY 5YR. OLD DAUGHTER IS ATTENDING P.S. 250 NOW AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL HAS EVERYTHING IT NEEDS IN ORDER FOR MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE A PROPER EDUCATION AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AS I DID. THANK YOU
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

This is a wonderful school. The staff really care about their students and give them a sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My daughter attends this wonderful school. The staff in the school are so warm and welcoming. The school has several activities that students enjoy participating .. For example: Father & daughter dances, Mother & son dances.. Knitting, chorus, tennis .. I recommend this school to any parents that wishes to enroll their children in a school that puts families 1st :)..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

My daughter is in the Honors class and is doing great, but I owe it all to her teacher, Mrs.Endo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

I attend this school. Now I have my daughter going to this school. I love it.The teachers and staffs are great !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

i love this school it helps my child in math and ELA this is a very graet school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

I actually attended this school as a child and I had a great expierence! I now have 2 children attending the school. 1 in kindergarden and the other in 5th grade it is just great some of my old teachers are stil there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

My daughter just started this school, and she is in 1st grade. I noticed that her reading got better and er abilty to independently do her homeowrk with little to no supervision. The school is great, clean and the children in the school all come from working class to middle class housahould, so the kids are well mannered. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2006

this is a great school. my son attended this school from k-4th grade, the teachers are dedicated,they care about their students. they make learning fun.All the students score high grades.we will always remember this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Excellent school. There is a lot of parent involvement. Great principal and teachers. There are several after school programs to choose that are enriching for students.
—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 31% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students23%
Female28%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students20%
Female21%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
General population91%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students23%
Female16%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students23%
Female18%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 "B" 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
Hispanic 1 78% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
Black 1 9% 19%
White 2 2% 48%
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 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents58491%
Teachers2963%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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108 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (718) 384-0889

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