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Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 625 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Hello my daughter to studied for three years at this school and their performance has been very good. Academically is a good school. This school has very large spaces that could perfectly be used if they expand the services to the community. Services programs after school, program of sports activities such as... English classes for adults, citizenship, and other skills that benefit the entire community. perhaps created by which is located in a good area all families are wealthy and can afford to pay, but the reality is different times have changed. Also it would be very important to the school to request translation services for parents who do not handle the English language because it makes the children academic process is delayed due to the little communication father and school by deficiency in the English language. Also, I would like that the school could offer real services of interpreters which would help to improve communication between the school and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Hi went to this school. I just graduated. I hate this school. I got bullied a lot and my parents were always called when I missed one homework. This school is horrible. Don't send your child here. It will be a waste of your time!


Posted May 24, 2013

I went to this school starting in kindergarten all the way to the 8th grade. I'm 19 now and looking back this was the most horrible school I ever experienced in my entire life. I was bullied by a lot of people and by this kid Adir who thought he was really tough I pity him. Teachers were very discouraging. I remember when Ms. Brown gave me a 65% on my math grade because she didn't like me and always kicked me out and told my mother I would never pass the state test. After the state test, I received the highest score possible, a 4. The grade proved that teachers only give you good grades if they like you.


Posted December 13, 2011

This school has become worse over the past few years. While some teachers seem to care at this school. Some clearly do not have the students best interest at heart. I believe the Principal either chooses not to see or does not care. The parent coordinator is not communicative with the parents at all this intern has basically wiped out the P.T.A. There are almost no Afterschool programs in this school. No chance for kids to get involved except for the dwindling arts program which is cut more and more every year.I have been a parent at this school for the past 6 years and it's very sadf to see this happen. How can we change this pattern? I feel that our concerns fall on deaf ears and in the end the children suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

the principal and parent coordinator have a poor relationship with parents. They are not very helpful. Unfortunately this leads to parents not participating in school activities and not participating in the parents association.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Very friendly staff. Clean classrooms. Nice and quiet area. Pretty small school but still have 8 grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

i would like to give this school a three star rating. there are very little or no afterschool programs. discipline is good but with the bigger grades added to the school the environment of the school has changed from excelent to fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

This school is absolutely fabulous, very well organized. Excellent teachers and provides a safe and clean environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The sixth grade stops teaching after the mandated testing is given [in] the spring. Our children lose out on 2 months of instruction.
—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 32% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
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 33% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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 29% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
86%
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

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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 "A" 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

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
White 2 35% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 28% 9%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
Black 1 10% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 214%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 171%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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 426 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14330%
Students25195%
Teachers3264%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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138-01 77th Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: (718) 544-1083

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