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Ps 329 Surfside

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 482 students

 

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Posted January 4, 2014

nycrubberroomreporter.blogspot.com A blog about the quality and what goes on at 329. There is a real problem here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

It is really ashamed how people post untruths about schools based on their own personal issues. If the principal did such a terrible thing It could never be pushed aside. Proof of false info! A note for parents, If a teacher is pulled from a class there is a reason. research why, instead of downining the school. So your child is graduating, so this school was good for 6 yrs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Principal threw a bookbag at a kid trying to hurt them, it got pushed to the side. Instead of being a principal she should be the bully on mermaid ave. She got to go, to make school good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

I would not recommend this school to anyone. The administration walks around like it's a fashion show, they have no respect for the student and the principle is very unprofessional. Thank god my daughter is graduating. Her teacher was pulled from teaching that class and replaced in the last month of school for no reason. The teachers can't handle the students at times.... If u have other options don't send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

I do NOT recommend this school! My child begun Pre-K here, her teacher was GREAT. One day when the children were being dismissed, a teacher (not her regular teacher) let her slip down icy, wet stairs by releasing her at the top of the stairs before I got to my child.Another accident happened, she hit her head against a wall and had a knot and a cut on her head, but I was not informed. There are more incidents, but I will not go into the rest. Some of the teachers DO care for the children, more than some Don't care for the children. Children are unsupervised ALOT of the time. The staff is rude, disrespectful and out of touch with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

P.S. 329 is coneyIsland best kept secret!! The staff there work so hard with the students and parents. The teachers are awsome they always keep parents inform of there child(ren) progress. and they do great things with the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2009

My two kids go to this school for 3 years. They start from pre-k in this school. They like it there the teachers are very good they all working with the kids to make sure that all of them at the same lavel. Yes thre is some children who comes to school when ever they wake up but it is not their falt it is the parent who do not care about their kids futere. The stuff and techers do their best for the kid to learn more. My doughter in the first grade and she reads like 4th grader she writes stories. Most important she feels very confident in what she is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

this school has plenty of safety issues there is also alot of favoritism I feel if your not black you r not heard the teachers some r great but most just agree with administration out of fear they will be fired the school is a mini rulers island only staff n family members reap the benefits n da better treatment the principal needs to get off da mirror n be more professional in dealing with parents this school is unfair unsafe n my experiences there are not happy memories
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

i went to this school and a recamend this school to anyone there are some good teaches they may push u into getting something done but it will help u in the long run the saftey is really good. they may be kids who come in late but the teachers will talk to there parnets about it. I really miss this school anyone who goes there will come out so smart it is unbeliveable
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

This is a great school with a good diverse staff and students. I am saddened by the comment in regards to safety. I am involved in the school leadership team and we all R confident about the safety measures at this school. So sorry for the obviously disgruntled person who gave that negative review
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

I would not send my dog to this school let alone my children an any parent who feels this is a good school should be put away for life. Because the safety of the children is not and has never been an issue when it came to protecting our children. And I pray they change soon before someone child gets hurt like mines did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

PS 329 is a school that I would use as a role model for the children of the future. This school has dedication and time for these children. I would recommend for any parent whos looking foward into putting there child into school 329 would be the one I have 5 children and so far I have 3 of my children attending 329 and I know that 329 has a bright future for my children.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
61%
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

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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 65% 19%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
White 1 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
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 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 291%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 40%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 341 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents31792%
Teachers2463%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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2929 W 30th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
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