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Ps 7 Abraham Lincoln

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 901 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

PS 7 has been a very good school. My kids attended the school and also had the chance to work in the after school program many years ago. My daughter had great teachers tthen when she was 6 7,8 and to this day these great teachers are still members of PS 7 staff in which my son had the aportunity to have as his teacher as well untill last year. Overall, PS 7 is by far the best school of this neighbirhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

My school is pretty good. I am not giving it 4 or 5 stars because in the last four years I have seen PS 7 cut its Music, Drama programs and reduce Physical Education for the students (only having a few grades participate in gym, while higher grades focus on test prep). Our fantastic Principal, Ms. Acevedo,retired, leaving this year with a bit of chaos. The teachers are amazing; always motivating the students with limited resources available to them. The new Principal, Ms. Noel, is not new to PS7. I am sure with her leadership, many years at PS 7 and experience as an Assistant Principal will ensure that PS 7 will make a comeback. They have 5th grade now too, so the administration, the staff and students are still in transition mode and I hope that PS7 will be better and better than it was before. So, I give them 3 stars because the best is yet to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I think that this is a great school compared to other schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

I used attend this school, and in my opinion it is the best one that I have ever gone to. I was always encouraged to do my best and I always did with the help of my helping fellow classmates and teacher. The teacher and students there are very nice. I wish I was the school was up to 8th grade so that I could still attend this school. I remember when I was graduating and I was reading a speech about the 4 years that I was in the school and every other student in my auditorium agreed that P.S.7 was the best thing that happened to them and that they will miss this school terribly.


Posted September 7, 2009

This is a very good school. The pricipal, teachers, and staff are very caring and competent. My son passed first grade here and is going in to second, and I was very statisfied with how much he learned during the school year. I think my son had enough homework, but not enough to keep him challenged (he usually finished his homework within one hour or less, and I reviewed it for accuracy). I am definetely looking forward to this new school year. Unfortunately, the school has been affected by budget cuts and they do not have as it is enough extracurricular activities for the kids as well as sports programs; programs that are essencial for our children development and growth. I think that as parents we need to work with the school to expand this area. The building was always maintained very clean, and decorated with the childrens work in the hallways, and the security was always alert to people coming and leaving the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I agree! It is a fantastic school and my kids cant wait to start the new year. They dont just learn the basics, but they learn about the world past and present. I just wish it went at least to the 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

My children have attended this school since 2006. The teachers are wonderful, and the curriculum is awesome! When my son was in Pre-K he learned so much. They encouraged him to learn 100 words to be prepared for Kindergarden. He learned about Christopher Columbus and others. The learning does not stop there, all grades learn about ancient civilizations to the world we live in today. They put on amazing shows which shows the awesome things they learn. The teachers are warm, receptive, encouraging, and engaging. The priniciple is wonderful! She greets the students at the door every morning. The after school program also accepts children from kindergarden. The program is available Mon-Fri from 3-5:45 pm. The also participate in summer programs from 8-5:30 PM that are FREE. I hope they keep the funding in this school, many parents rely on it. I recommend PS 7 to all!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

This my son third year at P.S 7, the school as excellent teachers and a great principals. But the school has a downside it only goes to fourth grade.
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Posted September 28, 2007

Although this is my son's first year at p.s.7 I am very happy with the environment and atmospherein the school. everyone i've encountered so far is great wiht the kids. my son is progressing very well. I know he will do well because of the great atmosphere here. I beleive that where their is positive reinforcement there is success. I see great success here! a very pleased parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

P.S 7 is one of NYC's newer schools. The building itself is new, well lit, air-conditioned and heated. It is lucky to have a large cafeteria, a separate gym and an auditorium with stadium style seating. One of the downsides however is that the school only goes to the fourth grade. It also houses some of the classrooms in trailers. Academically speaking, the school does well. The principal works very hard towards this. There are numerous extracurricular programs, however, some had to have hours cut or the entire program cancelled because of the lack of funds. In any case there is still plenty for the kids to do. There is also an afterschool program.
—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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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 school level.

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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 1 79% 23%
Black 2 16% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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 31%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 523 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
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Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents46954%
Teachers5481%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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858 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: (718) 647-3600

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