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Ps 19 Roberto Clemente

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 353 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2012

I went there in the 50's - Yes I am that old. I received a superb basic education that prepared me for High School, College and Grad School. Thank you! Howard Flomberg


Posted October 11, 2012

Many of the teachers at this school have been there for so long they feel that rules no longer apply to them. They smoke in front of the building all the time, I've heard them speak horrible about each other etc. The principal can be blamed a lot for this, all she does is sit in her chair. She does not great the parents during dismissal, parent teacher conferences or PTA meetings. The way she speaks of Hispanic parents in the community is horrendous. I am giving the school a one because the page will post the comment if I gave it a lower score. P.S I am glad the school has closed and converted into mini schools yet I have been told she is still the principal of one of the schools. Hiding her and the bad apples will not allow the school and the students excell to their maximum potential.


Posted September 13, 2011

The principal is usually in her office except for when the annual review comes. The assistant principal will smile in your face but is untrustworthy, has damaged several teachers careers or run them out of the school and continues to try to do so with senior teachers but tenure keeps them reasonably safe. Teachers are really trying, have to give them credit. Students need a lot of help, parents need to be more involved, positively.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2011

I attend P.S 19 as a child and i had transfer to a catholic school but had return back because the catholic school didn't challenge me academically. The teachers that where there was i was going left a profound impression on my life. So i can image if the education was great then it's probably beter now.


Posted November 11, 2010

The teachers and staff are top notch. They will go above and beyond to help their students achieve sucess.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2010

I have worked in this school for ovr 25 years. During this time I have seen the neighborhood change but economically not for the families living there for a long priod of time. The children (students) that I have taught have always been a pleasure to teach and parent support not as strong as it should be. The school is in great physical shape and we recently had a new playground installed which is used constantly by the community at large. There is much potential for this school but we have seen a drastic reduction in registration as families are moving as a result of young aults flocking the area, cafes popping up, antique stores, restaurnts, etc. yet most do not have children to attend this school. We have a Senior staff of experienced teachers with 10 or more years teaching and all have Master's Degrees. This is a wonderful school to send children to and we look forward to another school year. We welcome all students and are striving to create a diversified school environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2009

I truly feel that this school is making significant leaps towards success! The faculty and administration are working closely together to ensure success in every child. As a result, the quality of the school has improved and more students are making the grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

i think this school is excellent the teachers great they have a heart and they really care for the students i should know i myself attended that school when i was young


Posted September 18, 2008

Teachers in this school have a heart and a passion for reaching students at all levels and bringing forth their potential. They work super hard to help students regardless of level or ability to become the best they can a little at a time. Let's look at the good we have and keep encouraging those that are here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2004

If there's a school that I would want for my child being in the area of Williamsburg it would be P.S. 16 or a catholic school. But I have told many parents don't even bother taking their child to this school- P.S.19. Its not worth working here or bringing your child here. Once they get rid of the prinicipal maybe children will have a better opportunity here or if the prinicipal was nice and decent to the staff. She treats the staff very bad and as though they're garbage. Who's to say that she's better then the staff themselves. She really needs to look within herself. I as a parent needed to say this and in hopes want other parents to know that its not easy dealing with this school.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 25, 2004

I don't think it's worth the effort to bring a child here or even to work here for that matter.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
8%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
34%
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 "D" 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 2 93% 23%
Black 2 5% 19%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
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 129%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 54%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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Based on 103 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8952%
Teachers1488%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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325 S 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 387-7820

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