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Posted October 1, 2013

PS 30 is truly a committed school. Despite the changes in NYC schools and the current phase out status, teachers and staff still strive to provide a quality education and promote academic excellence. There are even knew innovative programs and smart boards in each classroom this year to support those efforts. PS 30 perseveres.


Posted April 28, 2011

Im and disgusted and disappointed with this school. I cant seem to get an answer as to why im just finding out my son needed extra help and was not provided that. His teacher seems to be never available and no callbacks from the school yet. I think if you are going to be a teacher make sure its due to your passion and not your vacation and pockets. I know this school is doomed to close and im feeling like some of the staff gave up or did not put in their full effort to make sure each child was on the same level esp being in the same class. Its a disgrace and my child will not be going back there next year. I regret sending him there in the 1st place. Angry Mother here and I try to help but im not a TEACHER!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love PS 30 because my child likes the school. Everyday he comes home he has something positive to say about his teachers and his other classmates. He is always learning and enjoys the teaching as well. He knows his entire teachers name and when he talks about them his eyes have joy in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

This school has changed since the new appointed principle Mr. Crowder. I know first hand because I had an older child going to PS 30 under former principle, Dr. Tyson. But now I see Mr. Crowder walking up and down the school building, greeting the parents and the students. He always seems to know what is going on in the school. He is also very helpful when it comes to questions and services needed by the parents. This school also has a large group of wonderful teachers. They are lovely, caring and respectful. They show that they really care about their students. My child when to Pre-k and Kindergarten and he enjoyed his stay. At this time, I could say proudly that my child likes going to school due to PS 30 great teacher, in saying this, 30 keep up the excellent work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I have taught at PS 30 for a number of years and I am happy to say that the appointed principal, Dwayne Crowder, has made outstanding improvements in his short time here. The discipline that had previously fallen to the wayside has improved. Student achievement is on the rise, and parents are invited to the school on a regular basis to bridge the gap between school and home. Mr. Crowder is a positive role model for all students who attend this school. On a typical day he is seen throughout the building interacting with students, teachers, and parents. If there is garbage on the floor, he will be the first one to pick it up. The morale of teachers is on the rise as well. I am excited to be a part of a school on the upswing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 22, 2007

As a teacher at PS 30, I realize that our school is not perfect but we certainly do not live in a perfect world nor is the Department of Education perfect. It takes a balance of home and school to make sure our children are educated and well-rounded. There are many parents of my students who I have never met. I have been working at PS 30 for 11 years and that is just unacceptable. We all need to be accountable and it begins at home, in my opinion. We all must work harder to ensure academic success for our children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2007

This school is the worst. The Principal, Assistant Principals, staff and teachers only talk to parents when they have something negative to say about your child. They never have anything positive to say. They let the bullies rule the school. The good, smart and wrongfully accused kids are never praised but punished. The PTA is a disgrace. This school needs a complete overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

I have a student who is in the 2nd Grade at this school. She was put into a class with 2 wonderful teachers, Ms. Nobile and Mrs. Trupunsky. My daughter is reading and writing on her own. She is now in another class with 2 teachers. This is how students win with more teachers or a regular teacher and an aide to assist our children can win. I would like to see this school with an afterschool program to assist those students interested in after school help and it also helps the parents who have no aftercare because the city has closed so any of these programs for our children HELP PS 30
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I have three children attending PS 30. They were homeschooled first and I was afraid that they would have a hard time adjusting to the chaos that I had heard about in the public schools. I was pleasantly surprised at their adjustment and at the attentiveness of the staff and especially Dr. Tyson to the children's success in the learning process. I find the teachers aware and attentive to the problems and addressing them promptly. Thank you PS 30 for educating my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

I was very happy with my education at this school. The teachers really cared, and gave us personal attention whenever they could. The music teacher was the best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 30, 2004

This is my child's first year at P.S. 30 and our excitement was soon changed to disappointment and then complete unhappiness. This has been a bad experience for the both of us. The teachers that I have come across display rude and crude behavior. There is a lack of patience, respect and understanding towards the very young student. I have learned that my child's teacher is very critical and judgemental. All of this negativity has got me down. I am having difficulty concentrating at work because I am constantly wondering how are they treating my child today? I have tried several times to contact the principal and she has express no interest in my concerns and passes the buck. My child will definitely not return to this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2003

My child's first year at PS 30 was a miserable one. There were problems with other children hitting him which was reported to the teacher and Principal and neither seemed very concerned nor did they discipline the child. As far as education...the teacher didn't show much initiative in helping my son who was having some troubles with class work. This will be my son's last year at PS 30.
—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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%
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

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

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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 Students6%
Female7%
Male5%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities3%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students11%
Female16%
Male8%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Science

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities37%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students13%
Female17%
Male8%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities4%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students17%
Female23%
Male11%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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 "D" 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
Black 1 88% 19%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 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 179%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%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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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

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

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10056%
Teachers1579%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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126-10 Bedell St
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 276-8785

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