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Ps 107 Thomas A Dooley

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 934 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2013

P.S. 107 Thomas A Dooley Overall I must say this school is excellent. All my kids are currently attending and up to now all but one teacher was excellent. They really do take the time and effort to attend to the needs of all the children, It's no easy task considering there are approx 30 kids per class. The current principal is too new for me to make a firm judgement, but so far there is nothing negative to report. I have no experience with other elementary schools but one thing that surprised me was the amount of parent involvement at PS 107. Several times a year parents are invited to class. Of course, it's optional but most of the time the classrooms are packed with parents. There are also many workshops for kids and parents led by the parent coordinator. They really do try and promote parent participation. PS 107 also has ZERO tolerance for bullying. One of my kids was a little on the "rough" side the first few years and I can't tell you how many times we were called in. The teachers and school counselor met and spoke with me many times to try to resolve his problems. It took a while but my son finally settled down is a now well adjusted and studious child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

Very disappointed about this school. Few teachers are good.Many others need to move on. Leadership very weak. Classes crowded .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

This is a wonderful school. My kids loved learning and attending every day. They have a great Parent Coordinator, who is easy to access for information or help with any situation. The Guidance department works with any issues you might be having school or home to make the year run smoothly with your child. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I'm 20 years old now. I went to school at P.S 107 for 3rd and 4th grade and I remember my experience being nothing but good memories. The teachers I had were all great I remember Mrs. Holley (hope i have the spelling correct) being an amazing teacher. If your child goes here I'm sure he or she is having a great experience as did I.


Posted March 14, 2011

This school is absolutely the best. The school is SUPER clean, which makes for a better learning enviroment. The teachers are so nice and only strict when they have to be. The principal, Mr.Phair is amazing. He is genuinely nice and he makes the school even better. They have so many events and activities for the children.. I miss it so much.


Posted April 29, 2010

I love this school because it hes a warm, clean, friendly and welcoming look and feel. I also love P.S. 107 because both of my boys grades 5 and 3 also love their school. They love going to school each day, I think we can all agree as parents that there is nothing more important then that. They feel safe and comfortable there each and everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

excellent school a lot of great programs and extra activities for the kid true the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love P.S. 107 Dooley because of the time and dedication by both the teachers and parents given to the students every day. There are so many wonderful people intertwined in our children's lives and their genuine intentions of propelling our children forward both intellectually, socially shine through every day. Our principal, Mr. James Phair, is loved and respected both for is vision and dedication to our school and makes us feel like PS 107 is apart of every students family. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the PS 107 community!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Had such a great time. Great Staff. Best principal ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

PS 107 is an excellent school. The teachers and faculty are caring and well educated. I am so glad that my children were students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

As a parent of 3 children attending PS 107 I can honestly say it is a superb school. Mr. Phair and Mrs. Howell are fantastic principals and all the teachers and staff are wornderful. I am only sad that my youngest was not able to have Mrs. Kaufman for 2nd grade this year. We missed her by one year. We hope you are enjoying your retirement Mrs. Kaufman! You are missed at PS 107!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

This school is commited to children's learning. The teachers and staff are phenomenal! My child did very well & is now in middle school doing great. It's also fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

P.S. 107 was the best decision that my wife and I made to put our son in. Our son is in special ed and the year that my son is @ PS 107 in their special ed program we have noticed a big improvement. Your teachers and therapists are ace! The principal Mr. Phair and Assistant Principal Patricia Howll are creme ala creme! The parent coordinator Ronnie Malandrakis rocks PS 107. She is the best and the most caring Parent Coordinator that PS 107 has. Ronnie is gold! Gregory Aronoff, you rock Buddy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Each child's needs are individually addressed. The school offers a wonderful variety of extra programs and activities that enhance the childrens interest in learning. Wonderful well rounded educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

P.S. 107 is great schoold academically and socially. It was a second home for my children and my family. My boys have graduated out of P.S.107 from the IGC program, which was a great experience. They have many programs AIS, speech, Music, Art. Music in the Air is a great experience and alot of fun. The children look forward to going to school each day. The staff is also great from Mr. Phair, the Principal, the teachers to the Parent Coordinator, Ronnie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

PS 107 is a great school! The teachers are great. The school has music, art, dance, weekly assembly programs, a basketball team, cheerleaders, glee clubs, a chess club and, of course, Music In The Air. They have an Art room, 2 lending libraries - junior and senior, 2 science labs and a computer room. It has it all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

PS 107 is a very good school. They teach all children to respect one another and the importance of education. Most importantly they treat all children equal regardless of their disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I am an alumnus, class of 1967! My son recently graduated 5th grade (class of 2008). This is, by far, the finest elementary school - quality teachers, wonderful and caring principal, excellent programs. It just keeps getting better. My brother and sisters graduated from this school, as well as my husband. Thank you to all the dedicated teachers and principals throughout the years, especially Mr. Phair!! The Sternreich Family


Posted October 15, 2009

Thanks to a Mr. Phair and Mrs. Howell for being outstanding leaders at PS 107. The PTA works very hard to give the children support all year. Our parent coordinator, Ronnie, always has activities, workshops and an open door for all parents. And the teachers and staff are amazing! What can I say but that PS 107 is a Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The education involved a well rounded cadre of extra curricular activities that gave the children a tremendous sense of pride in their school
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
82%
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 "B" 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 51% 9%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
White 1 19% 48%
Black 2 2% 19%
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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 74%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 530 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents49062%
Teachers4068%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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