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Posted September 9, 2013

It's a great school but not enough information posted on the web for parents to make an intelligent decision. This school is very focused on reading. There are all sorts of reading and writing workshops for different grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

This is a very good school. The teachers are really dedicated to their students. I am very happy that my child attends this school. The principal and vice-principal are doing an excellent job. My daughter loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

This is a wonderful school. I drop my children off in the morning and am confident that they are in good hand until they come home to me. The academic standards set by the school is in accordance with the expectations of my husband and I. The principal is vigilant and the teachers are dedicated and professional. My children love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I think the educational standards are good. Ectracurricular activities needs improvments. I feel that our school should be more inviting and suppportive of it's parents. Many of us will be much more motivated to participate.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students37%
Female36%
Male37%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students53%
Female42%
Male63%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant53%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female63%
Male29%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population55%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population73%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male97%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
General population94%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Female45%
Male44%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students36%
Female42%
Male32%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population44%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 27% 9%
Black 2 26% 19%
White 2 24% 48%
Hispanic 1 23% 23%
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 121%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 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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 379 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34784%
Teachers3284%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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4001 18th Ave
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