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Ps 69 Jackson Heights

Public | PK-5 | 1263 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My school, is amazing. good staff. clean and the my daughter is been there for 3 years. this will be last year. she is always happy to go school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

My daughter in 2nd grade. She is in this school since first grade. And we were very lucky to had Ms Clark as her first grade Teacher. Ms Clark is a true professional. We miss her. Now she is in 2nd grade with Miss Figura. Which is her another favorite teacher. Very helpful. Feel very comfortable to ask anything. I am very greatful to have great teachers. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

my daughter went to PS69Q from kindergarten thru 5th grade and i really liked most of the teachers. they are very informative and caring. even when i needed an appointment to speak with my daughter's teachers, they were always happy to work with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

Wonderful teachers, unprofessional and rude principal and assistant principal. It is a shame that a school with very professional and pleasant teachers should be run by such an unprofessional principal - Martha Vasquez. A lot of the parents I've spoken to have the same complaint - she treats parents in a very unprofessional, rude and crass manner not suitable for an educator. I can only imagine how she treats students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

I GREW UP IN JACKSON HEIGHTS AND I LOVED PS 69. IN 1951, IN FIRST GRADE I HAD KATHERINE TUCHMAN(KITTY) AS MY TEACHER. SHE WAS ALSO A GOOD FRIENS OF MY MOTHER. I LOST TOUCH WITH HER OVER THE YEARS, BUT SHE WAS A WONDERFUL TEACHER. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER? I REALIZE THJAT THERE IS A POSSIBIOLITY THAT SHE IS DECEASED, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOMETHING OF HER CAREER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH JEFFREY REDD EVANS


Posted July 14, 2011

I love this school. This school is the best school for my daughter. All her teachers were friendly and taught in a fun way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

I was at P.S.69 last year, and I had a great time. We always learned something new, and the staff was always nice. Especially in fourth grade, we often incorporated games to help us learn, like in Math, we used the game Buzz to help us memorize our multiplication tables. Honestly, I couldn't choose a favorite teacher for my life! But, I do know that I had the greatest time in fifth grade, with Mr. Alper.


Posted May 7, 2010

P.S.69 has a lot of great students, teachers and parents. Everyone works well together to make sure every student's needs are met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

This school have great teachers and great programs to challenge our childern. Our son look forward to school everyday so he can learn something new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This is a large school that never lets students become lost in the crowd. Students are really well-educated and cared for at this fabulous and well-performing school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2010

P.S.69 is a very diversed with great staff, great parents and we have a wonderful body of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

PS 69 is a great school. We are in a very diverse community. Our teachers and students are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

It's a great school. Tearchers are very caring and always get parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

PS 69 is a place where children can come to feel part of a community of learners who are recognized for their individual abilities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2010

Staff is hostile to parents asking questions. The lunch period is dominated by unruly students who intimidate smaller children. The administration is indifferent or aloof to suggestions for improvements by parents.


Posted April 19, 2009

P.S. 69, while once of the best schools in District 30, is now not even satisfactory. While I'm sure some of the teachers are excellent, my daughter is in a class with two teachers who can't tell me anything about her progress. In that same class is young boy who, despite being very bright, is having behavior difficulties because the staff seem indifferent to helping him (he and my daughter are playmates so I feel justified in saying that). It seems that all the special needs students have their needs ignored by the two teachers they have for the majority of their day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My daughter Dechen is in the first grade now and she is a good above average student but to make her into a better student, her teacher Ms. B ( as they call her) and her kindergarten teacher Ms.Mavrelos got together and helped make a show off folder, which would have all the class work that Dechen completes on time. and Dechen would proudly show it to Ms. Mavrelos. Since Dechen is very fond of her kindergarten teacher and always has a wish to make herself look good infront of Ms. Mavrelos, Ms. B & Ms. Mavrelos used that affection to motivate Dechen to be a much better student. With Ms. Mavrelos, it was not just another kindergarten student she once taught, she likes to keep intouch with her students as they progressed to highter grades. I found that very impressive and am very gratefull. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

my daughter was in this institution until she graduated, is an excellent school with well prepared teachers. The principal is doing an excellent job, we miss you ps 69, keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

P.S.69 is an amazing school! The students there are well educated by there teachers. Security is tight, which is good when you want to be sure that your kids are safe. Lunch may not be delicious, but then again what New York Public School food is? The teachers are the kind that love there jobs and are completely devoted to them. If they need to spend all their time with one student to ensure there education they will. Of course without forgetting the others in the classroom as well. The gym is very large and overall the school is very neat and clean. There are always after school activities to be a part of if wanted and the field trips are both educational and fun. If your planning on sending your kids to a school in Jackson Hts then P.S.69 would be the best choice to make.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2006

Huge school, lots of kids, 6 of each grade i think. Have honors class, band ,dance programs. Lunch quality is low because of large number of kids, i guess. Kindergarden and 1st eats at approx. 10:30 a.m. Offers extra help for kids that need it.Strict uniform policy in effect. have science fairs and book fairs, which i love. Have Rising stars ceremony monthly to reward the top kids in each class.
—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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
42%

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

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

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 2 46% 9%
Hispanic 1 42% 23%
White 1 11% 48%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 122%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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 665 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents59258%
Teachers7396%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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77-02 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 424-7700

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