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Ps 66 North Park Academy

Public | 5-8 | 386 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2013

This school doesn't deserve any stars because it is horrible. The kids are bullies and they take control over the teachers. I would never recommend this school to anyone because your child will be bullied. The moment that your child walks through that door people will be saying rude,nasty, and mean comments. The children have very inappropriate language and have very inappropriate conversations. Pleas save yourself the energy and DO NOT send your child to this school.


Posted May 11, 2011

This school is horrible!!! The principle cannot do her job!! My child has been physically abused on a weekly basis and the principle does zero about it, not even contacting the parent to inform them of the situation that took place. My child was an honor student but lives in fear walking through the doors of this school. The principle likes to keep everything hush hush so it is not a bad reflection on her. If you know what s good for your child do not send them to this school, it has zero learning environment. The kids in the classroom shout out all day long, call the teachers names, throw things around in the classroom, run up and down the hallways, threaten other students, hit, punch, slap, you name it, and it s more of a prison then a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

Horrible school, teachers can't teach and the interested students cannot learn in the environment provided by this school. On their website one of the beliefs stated is "everyone deserves a safe, secure and orderly environment" but nothing is further from the truth at this school. Changes need to be made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

Now that the previous adminstration has left, this new adminstration has showen time and time again they can not lead only follow. My daughter is finishing her last year here and she is very happy. She reported a problem of girls bulling her and the adminstration didn't suspend them they just showed a video on bullying. The previous adminstration would not tolerate this crap. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

very good school, my son became very involved in sports, and the school teacher have great materialto teach with
—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.

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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 30% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
2%

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 29% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
15%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 77% 19%
White 2 15% 48%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 21%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

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  • MS. MARIA FASOLINO

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780 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
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