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Ps 89 Cypress Hills

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 377 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2013

This school is unfair because the want kids to attend their school but spanish speaking kids are only allowed to attend that school. That is so unjust for kids to go to that school and for the parent because parents wants to have their children close for child their own safety and children want to attend that certain school but they cant. :( :( !!!!!!!!!!


Posted July 12, 2013

I was told that my son could not attend ps.89 also because he don't speak Spanish and that they don't have the time to be teaching him step by step and that the school location was not in my area my zip code is 11207 so how is this school not in my area? as far as I know we are in a peaking English country. So what this mean that only Spanish kids attend ps.89 what about the English kids??? This happened last year August 2012. I don't think this is the best school at all, poor professionalism towards the school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

I was told my son could not attend this school because he does not speak spanish, I was told the school is taught one week in spanish and one week in english. I thought I lived in the United States of America a Mainly English speaking country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

PS.89 is a family like school, I am a parent and also an educator. From what I have see in this school I have come to the conclusion that my child is at the right school. She is learning and she is love to go to school this shows that she feels confortable at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

I have two children who attend P.S. 89. Overall it is a decent school, like many schools there are always issues that we need to tend to. P.S. 89 is overall a good school, however it does not teach the children how to intermingle with one another it is one sided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

My daughter finally completed her first year of Kindergarten at The Cypress Hills Community School. For the most part it was a positive experience for her, but as a parent it was somewhat of a struggle. Sometimes it felt as if there was no voice to be heard. Our school's philosophy of parentlal involvement needs more supportive implementation and involvement from the newly re-structured New York City Department of Education. It almost feels as if we as the parents are not entitled to be heard. I hope this is not the reality because it would be a hard one to accept.
—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 32% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
59%
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 29% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
31%
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 29% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
23%
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 36% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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 "B" for the elementary and middle 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 96% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Black 2 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 153%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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 401 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents22058%
Students15399%
Teachers2876%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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265 Warwick St
Brooklyn, NY 11207
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