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Ps 312 Bergen Beach

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 920 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2013

My daughter is in Kindergarten at the school and the level of work she's doing just boggles the mind. The school really challenges the kids and keep them competitive. My oldest graduated 2 years ago and was very well prepared for Junior High. The school teaches the subjects and also life skills from study skills to keeping organized... I LOVE IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Best school ever. So pleased with the education my two children have received. Every single teacher I have encountered has been phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My daughter attend this school she love it. The teachers are great. I can't wait for my so to start there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

This is one of the best elementary schools in Brooklyn. I graduated 5th grade the year of 2011. I was learning in this school since kindergarten and it gave me a great education. I really enjoyed it here.


Posted April 17, 2012

My little brother loves this school! The teachers are hands-on and the school lunch is good (an inexpensive option - and surprisingly good for a public school price). the kids there are most often well-behaved, and they have amazing afterschool programs: from dance, to educational, to jazz. They are a little selective, and maybe hard to schedule, but the children REALLY love the afterschool programs


Posted March 8, 2012

My daughter has been in the gifted program at P.S 312 since kindergarten. I love this school. It has such a warm, nurturing and loving environment(small setting). The teachers really care. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

PS312 is truly a community school. Children who enter experience a warm, friendly and loving atmosphere. Teachers are very caring and they work very hard to ensure that every child is performing at their best. In addition the administration and assistants are very helpful and resourceful, providing parents with guidance when needed. The parent teacher association works tirelessly to ensure that the school is not lacking in additional funds and support. They enable the school to go the extra mile to provide services to the students. When my son walks through the doors at PS 312, I am confident that he will be in a loving and supportative environment that ensures he is performaning at his best and meeting his academic goals. PS 312 is his home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

My daughter is now graduating kinder and this year has been such a pleasure. P.S. 312 has exceeded all of my expectations. Excellent school, so proud my daughter attends! The teachers go above and beyond for each and every student. Looking forward to the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

I went to P.S. 312 in the late 80's and early 90's. It was a great small school with caring teachers.


Posted May 20, 2010

MY DAUGHTER IS IN 4TH GRADE, MY SON STARTS IN SEPTEMBER, WE REALLY LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I love this school because the staff are very organized, friendly and go above and beyond to see your child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I transferred my 2 kids to PS 312 last year..i could not have been more satisfy. I wish PS 312 had grade 6-8 because i am looking for a good middle school for me son in the Mill Bassin area...i am afraid that none correspond at my criterias....Ps312 is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

My sons both attend 312. 7 yr old & 4 yr old boys love the diversity of the school and staff. My 7 yr old has been in the gifted program since Kindergarten. My 4 yr old just tested for the gifted Eagke program as well. I love this school in Brooklyn. The bergen Beach area is great to live in and great school to go with the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

I love this school, we moved last year to this school and everybody was really helpfull, Ms. Pino is the best, she is always around and helpful and smiling, when you have any concern you get help on the spot. My other son will be going this year to Kinder and I am happy for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I love this school, my daughter has been attending since 2nd grade. Love the teachers, & staff. Excellent teaching and extremely safe. I love, love, love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

Excellent School, Great Teachers, Wonderful Parent Cordinator ,very safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

PS 312 The Bergen Beach School is absolutely wonderful. The teachers and curriculum are great. My son is entering kindergarten this year. But last year in Pre-K I was surprised to find that out of all his friends he was one of the few receiving homework assignments with books to read with sight words. We also enjoyed book fairs, plant sales, special occasion parties, after school programs, computer and library access and extra curricular activities throughout the year. The school was also involved with a lot fundraising and charitable events. Overall the school is excellent. The pricipal, teachers and parents are extremely friendly. Everyone knows each other and looks out for each others children. It is like an extension of our family. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

i used to go to this school its very fun i was in class of 2008!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

Great School, caring staff, works in cooperation with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

this school is AWESOME! the parent coordinator(Carol Pino) does an oustanding job keeping our children 'SAFE'.
—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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male52%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities15%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students53%
Female62%
Male46%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities15%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities15%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students36%
Female36%
Male34%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 47% 48%
Black 1 39% 19%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 253%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 58%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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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

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

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents60281%
Teachers6094%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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