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Ps 143 Louis Armstrong

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1666 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2014

THIS SCHOOL WILL never make it threw the teachers has a way of rolling things off there back, the new principle is not helpful even when the worst is done. accidents happen and the ones involved they all cover there backs, i hope the school shuts down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

Is horrible...too many kids in one classroom.. many teaches get paid in that school for doing nothing ... my daughter got held back mean while her teacher was half of the year absent.. and he decide to held her back.. how could she learn when he was not even there..!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

All I have to say is this school is HORRIBLE. From the security guards to the office staff and the teachers are all rude. When my child was having issues no one seemed to care. I agree with some of the below statements there are way too many children in this school and the teachers give way to much homework and it gives parents a reason to think our children must not be doing much learning in school. I made the best decision when I took my child out of this school. I would not recommend any parents to enroll their children in PS 143.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

My son has a speech delay and for 4 years was at a very low reading / writting level, ever since he started going to P.S. 143 the progress has been amazing, he claims he has the best teacher ever (I agree). I can proudly say my son is reading, writing and behaving wonderfully. Thank you Ms. 'B'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

This school isnt good because it has too many kids.Another thing wrong with it is that the teachers arent nice.They give too much homework.My daughter went to that school and on the 3rd week of school it took her 2 hours to finish her homework.Im sorry but this school is military school.My daughter is smart though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Education quality is outstanding. Perhaps more emphasis should be put on physical education to encourage students not to engage onto sedentary life habits though.The music and art programs are fantastic. These year's trips(2007) have been awesome for the younger grades and should be applied for the whole school! Some parents do not attend meetings that can be important for their child's education showing that they do not know or do not care about the importance of elementary education and the difference it makes in a child's performance the level of involvement one as a parent has with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

Great parental involvement, plenty of enrichmnt programs and staff is dedicated.
—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 31% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
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 Students13%
Female13%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities5%
General population14%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students19%
Female17%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities8%
General population20%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant19%
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 Students15%
Female23%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students22%
Female21%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population25%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities52%
General population75%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students18%
Female22%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander51%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students19%
Female17%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population21%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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 "C" 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
Hispanic 1 92% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 233%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 190%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents40227%
Teachers10791%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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34-74 113th St
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 429-5700

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