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Ps 276 Louis Marshall

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 787 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2014

I absolutely love this school, this school has taught my daughter a lot along with staff and other parents all working together. My child will be going to junior high school next year, so this will be her last year, and I must say it's been a pleasure working with this school my child .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

PS 276 is the worst school in Brooklyn. With this bunch of women gossiping it's not going further that is why it's so unfortunate that the last Principal had to leave. The Dean of that school, oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted June 19, 2011

I am a parent and both my boys attended P.S,. 276. I is an excellent one, teachers and the principal and staff are doing an amazing job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

The special education services my son has received over the past three years have made him a phenomenal student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

My son is brand new to big school as he calls it.. The enviornment in the school is a very good one. So far its ok..I hope that with the help of xcellent tachers staff and parenting my son would b on the a average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

This school is a gem in the Brooklyn area, flying below the radar. The principal and is staff are doing a fine job of demanding high standards. Character and social development skills are also emphasized.


Posted June 26, 2009

Let's be honest for a second. We live in a community that has challenges both in and out of the classroom. P.S. 276 is doing an excellent job challenging our kids and I commend for their passion, enthusiasm and desire. The school could definitely do with more after school activites, clubs and electives. But who amoung us is willing to shell out the extra tax dollars come April in this economy? We should be thankful for our family's health and the fact that this school exists.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

My son started kindergarten this year and I have to say it was not as bad as I thought. I did not want my child to attend any public school, but as things are today we had to trust the system. I have to say that we were blessed with a great teacher and he did very well for his first year. I am concerned about the coming years, but it will take hard work and communication to make a positive experience. They do need to invest in their students with gifted abilities by creating an inhouse gifted class or program. Unfortunately that may the the one reason that I would remove my son and place him in a gifted program somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

i hate this school. im am so happy that i graduated. i could not take it anymore. the teachers were mean and they kept screaming at us for no reason.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

This school has great potential but is more focused on obtaining grants and funding than student performance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

Louis Marshall is a very good school, academic wise, and they really can be one of the best schools. Louis Marshall, has some great teachers ,these teachers want to teach, they enjoy teaching, and they understand the children. I would love to see a few more extracurricular activities, and much more parent involvement, I know the latter would lead to even greater improvements. The pricipal is outstanding and strongly requires the cooperation of parents. I have no issues with his management style, and would like to see alot more support for him. He has our children's interest at heart, and should be encouraged and commended for his efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

I was really happy when my daughter got accepted into louis marshall. It really bothers me that there are leadership issue with the school. I think the principal is strict and cares a great deal about the academics of the students their behavior and the overall appearance. I believe a lot of parent involvement is encouraged, but not enough get involved,(those are the complainers). I look at the work that my daughter is bringing home and is satisfied, and I encourage her daily to be her best. I think there should be less talking about cuts in our programs and more action. A nation divided will never stand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

There is a lot of turmoil over leadership, funding and arts programs. The few performing arts programs they have are excellent, however, there used to be many more years ago. Most of these programs (Dance, Band, Drama, etc) have fallen by the wayside. Afterschool enrichment programs were also cut. My child does not get music so needs afterschool music. The Chorus and Step programs are there, but there is constant talk of cutting them too. Currently they are being run by volunteer teachers and one parent, the PTA president. Principal Jonathan Straughn makes hateful, degrading remarks towards parents. His rapport w parents leaves much to be desired. He should work on that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

I can now attest my deepest satisfaction when my sister nencouraged me to send my little girl there. the academic was of a high quality. Initially my daughter struggled to be on par with her peers when she was acclimatized she soared to the top. The teachers showed interest in her work. Homework was given and tests were given and they were corrected becausse parents had to sign. This was a plus. The sixty words per month was a very challenging way of helping them to build their vocabulary. I enjoyed the way they made the students play with fifteen (15) words per week. I give a thumbs up for their academic programme. Children were given the opportunity to build the whole man; because the curriculum covered across the board. Parents were kept abreast of everything; this to my mind was a way of letting children know of the marriage between parents and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

My child is currently a 4th grader and although my child likes the school because of the extracurriculars, I think the level and amount of work they're being taught is sub-par, which would in my opinion explain the poor standardized test scores the students receive. The level of homework given is equivalent to that of a 2nd grader. As such, I must supplement it with work of substance that will help my child learn more and test better. If they held the children up to higher standards, it would shed a better light on the students and faculty. Personally, I feel the work given to them is an insult to their intelligence. I can not wait for my child to graduate and go on to a strong curriculum based school in this competitive world we now live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

My daughter is currently a 5th grader at this school. She adores all of her teachers from Kindergarten through her present grade. I am most impressed with the After School Enrichment Program. My daughter has been on the Step Team since the last school term and they have proven that the students here are really talented. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%
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 "C" 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
Black 1 93% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
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 8%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%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 61%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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Based on 513 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents46574%
Teachers4883%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1070 E 83rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 241-5757

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