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P.S. 146

Public | PK-5 | 602 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 14, 2014

BNS supports many children with learning delays and IEP's. They have classes of different sizes set-up to deal with different issues. My daughter is in a 12:1 class which is excellent. She receives PT, Speech single and in a group of 3 children, and play therapy. There is her teacher and anywhere from 3 to 5 para's in the room. Her speech has improved tremendously, she transitions from subject to subject better. Overall I feel this school really supports & helps the children progress. There are 2 different 12:1 classes. There is also 2 ICT classes. All children at some point are in an ICT class at BNS. Aside from these classes there are the general education classes. The school is very diverse and the children are kind to each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

At P.S. 241, the School has a great number of students who are from all different background of etchnicity. Parents invovelment are extremely exceptional. The school leaders are awesome and parents feel welcome at all time. The learning environment is excellent at all level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

PS 146 also has reviews under the title Brooklyn New School. The latter seemed to have surfaced after this school title showed very concerning reviews. How does a school get listed on Great Schools and why were hey allowed to add their school a second time using their other title?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

We have a child at BNS and are very happy with her teacher for the first time since she started there 3 years ago. everyone at the school seems to share the same progressive ideas about politics and education but for some faculty administration and parents its all talk whereas some people at the school work tirelessly to fulfill those ideals. Not sure if we had to pick again if we would make the same choice. Despite the progressive views espoused by many of the parent to my eye it seems like a disproportionate # of the students have behavioral issues. And because there is a certain self contentedness among teachers,admin and parents it is unlikely that things will improve. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Dynamic teaching, a rigorous, carefully-planned curriculum, a diverse school community that values critical thinking while it fosters mutual respect, appreciation of difference, and truly joyful learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

we love the school's philosophy, which is child centered and project based. The children learn through meaningful exploration and they are treated with much respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

We are new to BNS but love the community feel and approach to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The curriculum is innovative, experiential and focused on developing critical thinking skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

We've finally have found a school that is allowed to treat children as individuals and not memorization machines that should strive to test well above all else. Brooklyn New School (as it is known) is a very special place. My child is learning to love learning, to respect others, to have confidence in himself. The teachers are focused on what works for each child and very open to having conversations with parents. The learning is hands on and addresses a variety of learning styles. True, the school sometimes could communicate better with parents about specific activities or learning strategies in the classroom but if you ask questions, they will be answered. And as for the principal, she is very clear about what her priorities are as an educator. She is not as 'PR oriented' as some principals are, but she is smart, committed and respected by teachers and kids alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

A place that respects the child and meets them where they are at. Incredible parental involvement.Books are everywhere and are always in use.Math and science are taught (as all classes) as intergral part of life not just a subject to pass then forget. chilldren learn respect by living out these ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Most of the teachers are a great bunch of thoughtful educators. Classes are too large for K and 1st grades. Early childhood needs to be rethought. Lots of parental involvement; teachers welcoming parents to work with them in the classroom is one of the school's strengths. The community is a caring one, with parents who really do get involved in their children's education. Music program for early childhood and upper grades is very good-thanks to excellent staffing in this area. Artists in residence add dimension.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

We've just moved to the area and my oldest daughter is 4 so I can't provide a review of any schools at this time but I would like to read reviews of Brooklyn New School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

The ratings on princpipal leadership is a 5. She shows alot of dedcation towards the program, her staff and children in the program. Teacher quality ratings is a 5, you can tell there is a love to learn within this program from all teachers and staff. Extacurricular activities ratings are a 5. tehre is always something for every child to do after school. Parent involvement, this rating I give a 5 the parents are part of the parent teacher cofnerences and volunteers for everything. Safety and discpline are rated as a 4 it is very good and a very safe place and atmosphere to bring your child. The overall quality is rated as a 5, for I would recommend the program to anyone and would endorese its candidacy. I would highly recommend the program to any parent.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 16, 2004

Brooklyn New School is a refreshing change to our usual Public Schools in NYC. It's reputation is that it is 'Public School' like, but the administration and faculty largely object to this statement, since public schools are not privately funded and BCS is powered by community and parental involvement, donating their time and resources, to make it work. It's a warm place, where everyone is on a first name basis, the academic standard is on par with the best NYC schools, the staff and students are from a well represented, diverse and balanced cross section of the city. After school programs are offered, the children remain safely in the building with supervision until pick up time, there is an excellent student teacher ratio. Faculty and administration are professional, working well with the students, parents and each other. It is a very humane, resourceful public school. Good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

My son went to this school for two years; its a diverse, wonderful community of learners; the principal tries hard to fight the pressure to create a cookie-cutter education while maintaining high standards; we have moved but miss it terribly; very unique!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

My children have thrived in this wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic and go above and beyond the call of duty.
—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 31% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
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. 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
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. 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
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. 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.

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 48%
Black 30% 19%
Hispanic 26% 23%
Asian 7% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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 358 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents31358%
Teachers45100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 923-4750

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