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Ps 81 Jean Paul Richter

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1026 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2014

Whenever I think about P.S 81, all I have are great memories. Although its a small school, I loved attending class everyday. I had the best teachers! Mr.Langseth was my teacher for first and second grade and Ms.Catalano for third, forth and fifth. Man, they made school amazing and I will never forget them. They hold a very special place in my heart. They were so amazing and made going to school feel like a second home. (Class of 05')


Posted June 21, 2013

my child attended kindergarten in this school, the teacher was constantly shouting and screaming, i dont think environment is healthy for child's mental development, new principal is good and i am hoping things will change for good in future...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

i went to this school i left in 4th grade and i have to say it was the best i love my 1st 2nd 3rd 4th teachers they were the best and the principle


Posted October 2, 2009

This school has a strong reading initiative and they are pushing the kids to excel However there are comunication gaps between parents and staff. The school is overcrowded and needs better teachers. They also fail to educate themselves about children with deadly allergies to peanut butter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is definitely one of if not the best school in district 24. Administration are very dedicated to the teachers' needs so that they can provide the best materials for teaching. The teachers are extremely dedicated to bringing out the best in every child so that they perform to their best potential. Parent involvement is highly encouraged. I'm happy that my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This school is good if your involved with your childs teachers. My son who is now in the 3rd grade is happy but wants to learn more. He is a very smart child but gets sidetracked because the teachers have a mixture of students in the class. They tend to the children that have a harder time learning and the advanced students get bored. Since they know more they finish their work faster and just wait for the others. I wish is was like back in my day the students were classed by their knowledge and continued learning more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

PS 81 is a very good public school. The principal, Geneve Ventura and the assistant principals are hands on and are very involved with the teachers and students. The teachers are proactive for the most part and really know the goals needed for each of the children in their class. The school provides a safe environment as Officer K does not tolerate any nonsense and neither do the principals. My two daughters are going into their third year at this school and they have learned a lot and it has been a very positive experience. I would rate this school with at least 4 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

P.S 81 is one of the best schools ever. I used to be a student there but now I'm in junior high. Teachers make learning fun and exciting like Mrs. Zoumbolis she really made me more enthusiastic about learning. I loved all my teachers there. The school is 5 floors, and very big. There are many fun activities, like drama plays, festivals, book fairs, and holiday shows. Teachers take there students and job really important. They take you on many class trips like to the movies, aquarium, museum, zoos, farms and many more. Fifth graders get to have a BBQ, Dance, award ceremony, Graduation, and Trip to Philadelphia (Liberty Bell, Hard Rock Cafe and many more) .I love this school it was like my home away from home. The lunch food is Okay, and teachers occasionally throw parties on their own time. I recommend this school!!!=-)


Posted May 12, 2007

School staff are not that helpful. This school doesn't provide a decent academic environment for the kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

Teachers are excellent. They go above and beyond. The staff at this school is more laid back then I would like. They inforce a strict displine but do not always follow thru on this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I ve never had a problem with the teachers in this school whom are all dedicated to their profession. However the administration is weak, standoffish, curt and at times condescending to parents. My childs learning experience has been clouded with violence from the first day he stepped into his first grade class at PS 81. It seems many children that have emotional and behavioral problems are being ignored and many children have become victims of the children that need extra guidance and are not getting it. PS 81 needs a solid policy that secures our childrens safety through assisting those who need extra care and attention. For me, this schools administration need a reality check.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population27%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students30%
Female29%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population38%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant30%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students15%
Female21%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities2%
General population19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
General population31%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities68%
General population84%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Female25%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students26%
Female27%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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
Hispanic 1 87% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
White 1 5% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 118%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 291%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 69%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

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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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?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

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

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents80396%
Teachers74100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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559 Cypress Ave
Glendale, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 821-9800

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