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Ps 104 The Bays Water

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 636 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

I am satisfied with the school and staff's work! The only complaint I have is the lack of parents involvement with the school activities and PTA meetings! A major disappointment with 640 parents not even reading bulletin boards and posters at the school. Hopefully they will SOON!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

P.S.104Q The Bayswater School is one of the best elementary schools I know. I absolutely love this school. Both my sons attend (pre-k & 2nd grade) this school an I couldn't ask for better. The teachers are very dedicated to there students. They try there best to give each child the best education possible. The children are in a loving an nuturing atmosphere. These teachers take so much pride in there students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

P.S104 is an outstanding school. My children enjoy attending school everyday. I've never seen teachers more dedicated to there students. My children are learning so much an are achieving so much academically here. I appreciate all these teachers are doing for there students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

ONE OF THE BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS I'VE BEEN IN SINCE I WAS A CHILD.. YOU JUST DON'T FIND SCHOOLS LIKE 104 ANYMORE, NOR DO YOU FIND A PRINCIPAL & STAFF THAT ARE MORE DEDICATED TO OUR CHILDREN. FROM THE FIRST TIME I WALKED IN THE SCHOOL MY CHILDREN & I WERE WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS. I LOVE 104 FOR MY CHILDREN BY FAR.. I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE PRINCIPAL THE STAFF & THE PARENTS AND I BELIEVE THAT IF WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER OUR CHILDREN WILL SUCCEED. MY SON ATTENDED A DIFFERENT SCHOOL FOR PRE-K AND IT WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE BOTH OF US. THERE WASN'T 1 DAY THAT HE DIDN'T CRY. IT WASN'T UNTIL I CHANGED HIS SCHOOL TO P.S 104 THAT I NOTICED IT WAS THE ENVIRONMENT ALL ALONG. HE DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE AND THE ATMOSPHERE WAS SO NEGATIVE AND UNINVITING. SINCE HIS TRANSFER TO 104, MY SON HAS BE BECOME A DIFFERENT CHILD. THE STAFF IS SO PATIENT AND SO CARING. THEY MADE HIM FEEL LIKE IF HE WERE AT HOME AND THAT ONLY LED TO HIS PROGRESSION. I KNEW MY SON HAD IT IN HIM AND THE PRINCIPAL AND THE STAFF BROUGHT IT OUT OF HIM. THE WARMNESS THAT HE FELT WHEN WE FIRST STEPPED FOOT IN THE SCHOOL BECAUSE I FELT IT AS WELL. I COULD JUST SEE IN HIS FACE THAT HE WAS HAPPY AND HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME ANY TROUBLE STAYING IN SCHOOL AGAIN. THANKS P.S 104. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO INVITING AND WELCOMING. THANK YOU FOR BEING DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU. ;-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

The atmosphere is friendly and inviting, every child is treated as an equal individual and the faculty do there best to encourage growth and the fun of learning
—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 32% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
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 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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 30% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
58%
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 "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

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 1 66% 19%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 8%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%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 295 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.8
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

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
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents25657%
Teachers3978%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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26-01 Mott Ave
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
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