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Ps 105 The Bay School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 916 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2011

In regards to teachers, I have no complaints. They are great. But one thing that should be changed is the supposed "Quiet Lunch Time" they have. Kids have to be quiet in class so they can learn. But why do they also have to be quiet while they eat lunch with their friends? This is why they become restless in the classroom. To top it off, some classes aren't even allowed outside to run around. I see bigger students and even Pre-K (private playground) playing, but my child never goes out to play. I am told that the class goes straight back to the classroom after lunch. How can children stay fit if they aren't given at least half an hour to run outside and play? I remember recess was fun. You ate lunch, chit chat with your friends and then go chase each other for a bit! The safety issue is a problem as well, like the previous parent stated. The safety agents only care about eating and looking good. Every time I see one they are stuffing their face or just standing there while kids run and go crazy in the front during dismissal. If they have to have quiet lunch time, they should enforce quiet dismissal and not have them running around knocking the smaller kids down or hurting people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This school as well as the Principal really need to change a lot of things that go on in there !! They feel its okay to have the kids unsupervised in the mornings . If its cold out your children wait out in the cold while the Principal and her staff are nice and warm in doors.drinking coffee and eating food .(How nice) Well If you have more then one child who is grd 3 & up they must be in school by 8am yea 8am .now that is fine ...But if you have kids that are in Pre-K- 2grd they go in at 8:10am well that's what they say ..sometimes they let the kids in at 8:17am . so If its cold, raining ,bad weather you have to wait out side .They don't not allow the kids in . Now if you are a working parents and have to be at work by a certain time your kids are left unattended out side the school . Yes unattended No safety agents , no parent volunteers nothing !!! when u bring it to the schools attention all they say is ..''Parents need to stay and supervised their kids''. Now mined you the auditorium is free at that time . no one is using it !! So why not let the kids sit in their ,why not give them shelter from the bad weather ???? They say they don't have staff to watch the kids ..and the ''princable '' dose not want the auditorium to be used for that ! ..So why when parents offer to volunteer they say No . we can not depend on volunteers plus the auditorium is not meant for that !. (Not cool) So that leaves this ! If you have a job ..you need to leave you kids unattended out side the school and hope and pray nothing bad happens ! Pray your kids don't sick from being in the cold or in the rain . Pray that no one comes to kidnap them as they wait out side the school . Now the sad part is the teachers are great ..they are wonderful . But they can not do everything . Plus the rate of kids fighting and the rate of how many kids get Bullied is unbelievable . My kids see at least 4 fight in a day ! and that's on a good day ! Dismissal is crazy !!! Kids ruining all over ..Again no one to supervise ..they have safety agents but they stay in ..they once in a while when its nice out come out side to talk to parents . so please parents think wisely about this school . Safety is #1. With out a safe environment how can your feel at ease while you work or are in school . how can your kids learn if they don't feel safe . this school gets a 0 from me . shame, shame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I have lived in far rockaway for a little over two years, and this was the school in my district that I had to take my daughter to. I wasn't pleased with the school at first but after a year and I then I started volunterring at the school, I saw it from a different angle. In other words I gave the school a chance and I was glad I did. The teachers that my daughter have had and the one she has know are all very good at their job. I also commend the principal Ms. Sharipo for a great job and I can only hope that she can continue to do so in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

I love the pricipal Ms. Shapiro. Her model is that during school hours, those are her children inside of her house. And any one that doesn't like the way she runs it can leave. The reason i like this is because most of these kids need discipline and direction. It doesn't end when they leave their homes in the morning. She can discipline my child any day. Also, backing her up is the strong assistant principal. He knows just how to handle situations and he keeps parents aware of the childrens progress. I can only hope that when my child enters high school next year, that he goes to a school with staff that cares as much as the staff at ps 105
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

The teachers at PS 105 are great, there is not one bad thingi can think about them at all. when it comes to school leadership and other adults around the building I just don't get it. The school safety agents are unbelievably unprofeesional. When you ask school coordinators or their 'leadership' team for advice on where to go or waht to do in bad situations no one has an answer for you. Parent involvement is close to none, and then people wonder why. Parents do not feel so welcome at PS 105
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

i love because the Principal is so nice and keep children control
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

The leadership in this school is not great. Principals and assistant principals care more about appearanc than about the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2005

Great school for low income families. This school use to be one of the worst but has upgraded to a well know school. Choldren are now required to wear uniforms which keeps the school in order. Out of 5 stars overall I would give it a 3.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2004

P.S. 105 is an excellent elementary school that strives each and every day to help children realize their dreams. It is a 50/50 deal, though. The school cannot carry the load - parents at home must instill a work ethic in their children from an early age on. Parents cannot send their children to school and leave the total responsibility of educating their children up to the school. We need the parents to help us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I am in 8th grade and used to go to PS 105. It is a good school and they give us a lot of work to do so we can get better and smarter. The teachers are nice and care about us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2004

PS105 is a diamond in the ruff! The students have to overcome so much adversity in their homes that when they enter this 'safe haven' and rich learning environment they appreciate the structure and guidelines that motivate them to be the eager learners they have become. There is an unspoken bond between teachers/administrators and students at this remarkable school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 5, 2004

P.S. 105 is a great school where the children achieve because of the school's high expectations. What we need are more parents that reinforce what we do in school in their homes. It is easy for others to point fingers when they don't want to take responsibility for themselves. My children have all attended P.S. 105 and I couldn't be happier. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school is the worst! They put a lots of pressure on the kids but fail to realize that the teachers are not giving their all on the students.
—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 32% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
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 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%
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 and middle 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
Black 2 61% 19%
Hispanic 1 33% 23%
White 2 3% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%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

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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 519 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents22644%
Students23197%
Teachers6290%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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420 Beach 51st St
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
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