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P.S. 32 State Street

Public | PK-5 | 851 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 17, 2014

My kids love this school! It is a great learning environment and the staff is wonderful. They are learning so much and I'm so happy that they are having fun doing so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Both of my kids go to this school and we think it's a really good school. One of my children started off in a regular K and 1st grade class and later on made it into the GNT program. It's a great program! The younger child started off in PreK and got into the GNT program too! Teachers are quite nice and helpful at all levels! The principal is very friendly and is always around when you need her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My children have been a part of the PS 32 community for the past 3 years. Eldest is now in 2nd grade and youngest in kindergarten. The teachers just keep getting better each year. Both boys have needed OT and/or speech and their therapists have been amazing. The social support team and teachers have been instrumental in my children adjusting well from a move from BK to Queens as well as a divorce. They handled the crises (shooting in CT and man wandering in Flushing) extremely well and the teachers and staff kept the children calm and were in control the whole time. I'm extremely proud of both their educational and personal achievements and firmly believe this school is a big reason for this progress. I wish the school could offer more in terms of physical ed and cultural arts but that is a system wide problem, not unique to this school. I look forward to what the next 3-5 years will bring for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Ps 32 is a great school - both my kids goto this school and are learning so much. The teaching staff is wonderful and the parents of this school community are so involved with their children and it shows. I love ps 32!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

Ive been there since kindergarden until 5th grade a great school i think everyone should go there the teacher are just amazing im in the 10th grade rigt now and i want to go back to ps 32 its just the best school there can be i even remember the schools song<3 !


Posted September 11, 2013

I daughter is in the 1st grade now and I do love this school. Very organized, pleasant teachers and people who work there. Every question and concerns I had were addressed and answered very good. My daughter like it a lot .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I have 2 kids at this school. Both of them love it so much, and can't wait to go back to school. They even asked to go school after hurricane Sandy damaged the power pole. They both love their teachers from deep of their heart. I hope they will get nice teachers as last year. School staffs are very friendly and helpful, too. Nothing to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

I have three children at PS 32 and they are all very happy here. Most of the teachers and staff work very hard to support the children. The principal seems to be trying to improve the school. The PTA is very active. The safety officers/crossing guards are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I love PS 32. I have 2 kids at the school in 4th and kindergarden. They have been attending PS 32 since PK. I love that the PK is an all day program and the school is very focused on reading and writing. My kindergardener is reading at an advance first grade level. The school is always clean. The teachers are welcoming and friendly, always willing to answer any questions or concerns. I would hate to move out of the neighborhood just not o loose this school. I'm looking forward to sending my youngest to PK in the coming year. Te only reason why I gave it four stars is because not every classroom is equipped with a smartboard and not all the children get to use the gym. Otherwise it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

Very unhappy here. The new Principal hides from the parents and staff. She is controlled by the VP and someone who I think is a guidance counselor who knows nothing about children. The school does not address any bullying and hides terrible occurances from all those not privy to the information (serious stuff) Nothing is followed up. Children of certain parents (example a parent who is on the quality review board) are not reprimanded. Nothing is addressed. The guidance counselor makes poor decisions and does not handle any bullying situations. My children have been punched, kicked, shoved, screamed in their ears, My children have been called terrible names, and when I am in the school yard I hear from other parents that their children have suffered the same. Something is wrong here. My children will not be returning in September. This school needs a huge overhaul on how bullying is handled, how the principal and staff interact with parents and how if a child is to be reprimanded it should be meeted out accordingly and followed up. It is not done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

I have a child in kindergarten at PS32 and I would like to say that the teacher is compassionate and I feel the needs of my child are meet. I am impressed with the homework they are given. In the beginning of the year it was challenging but as the year progressed we got into a routine. In my childs weekly homework packets, a few of the pages are geared for 1st and 2nd graders. Part of the homework is having the parent engage the child with reading activities and having the parent initial the homework with the title of the book that they read. After speaking with the teacher in the beginning of the year, I was informed the homework was something new they started this year for kindergarten and I was asked my opinion about it. I like their approach and I look forward to sending my younger child to PS 32.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

SE class was horrible, all they did was criticize my child and the principal is not doing anything. I'll be out soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This school encourages their students to do their best. My child is currently enrolled in kindergarten and is loving it. He is learning a lot and is having fun doing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2010

this is a bad school i used to go to this school and i don't want my cousin to go


Posted April 29, 2010

My children are presently enrolled in this school. We (my wife, kids, and I) are completely happy with the school, the teachers, the parents. Specially, the dual language (Korean/English) classes are extraordinary. Wonderful teachers... This school is so good that I won't move out of this neighborhood until my children reach 6th grade... God bless PS32!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

My son transferred into this school this year. So far, I'm very happy with it. The teacher is excellent. I think the curriculum is fine; the teacher expands on it as she sees fit. The PTA is active and really supports the school with its fundraisers. The parent coordinator supports the parents in her activities and seems to work very well with the PTA . The school holds some nice events like Math Night, 2nd Grade Sing. I haven't had too much interaction with the principal and vice-principal. I heard confidentiality is strictly adhered to. Safety is clearly a priority with 171st St blocked off during drop-off and pick-up times. Also, the crossing guards are always alert and friendly. And, you can't beat the free breakfast and lunch everyday for every child -- no forms to fill out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

The curriculum is too slow and far behind. The teachers only review while the parents have to do all the teaching at home. The PTA are only nice to people who participate. The Principal and Vice Principal only care about their image, and not the benefit of the children. I am very unhappy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

Not very organized! Principal does not relay messages/concerns to teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Excellent school.. Although the PTA could be a little more friendlier.Teachers are all A+ Kids are all good, respectful.Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

I'm a former student and has spent 7 years in this school. It is probably the safest school in the region. The majority of the teachers are above average in teaching and the keep kids interested with school. I excelled very wel hear and now attend junior high. This school is probably best in the district .
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%
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. 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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. 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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%

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. 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 "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 65% 9%
Hispanic 19% 23%
White 15% 48%
Black 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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 532 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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents48365%
Teachers4998%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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171-11 35th Ave
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 463-3747

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