Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Ps 80 Thurgood Marshall Magnet

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 606 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

9 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 9, 2014

P.S.80 is a GREAT SCHOOL!! I have a 17 year old son,15 year old daughter and a 9 year old daughter that all attended this school.The teachers are very concerned about the children's education.I have never known of any unsafe or violent situations there.I would recommend this school to anyone who is interested in having there child educated correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

PS is an unsafe school zone , the prinicipal is not responsible for your child is injured
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

I have to say that P.S.80 IS A GREAT SCHOOL ! i went there as well as both my brothers.This school felt more like a home.I felt safe and actually enjoyed going to school.We had things such as the fashion show.The principal Ms.Glenn was really involved with the kids i remember i was in 5th grade and she taught me and a group of my friends how to nit.They had fashion shows and cool assembly's for kids who deserved it.I basically grew up in this school ! This is a great school your kids will love it here.Failure is not an option everyone expects you to be working at your level and striving for excellence.You cant get away with anything in that school.I think that P.S.80 once again is an excellence school


Posted August 15, 2011

I LOVE P.S. 80. Both of my children attended P.S.80. My son (now 16) came to this school in the 3rd grade from a private school. He was being taught on a different learning structure however he adjusted well with the help and guidance of his teacher Ms. Mannigault. He excelled socially as well. My daughter came from a very loving, yet coddled Pre-school/ Kindergarten environment. It was rough the first 2 weeks with out getting hugs and being called Princess everyday but she adjusted and did well in the 1st grade. My heart belongs to her second grade teacher Ms. Leacock. I love that Lady. She was able to teach, form and mold greatness and still be very loving toward the children in her class. My daughter LOVES her. I also admire greatly Mrs. Glenn - Principle. She expects and strive for excellence with her staff and students. Also Mr. Aquino is an excellent asset to the school. P.S. 80 is an excellent choice for educating your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

i am pleased with the devotation and commitment that ps80 has in educating our students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I'm a substitute teacher for many years in this school. Yes, I'm certified with a masters degree. The principal employs top notch teachers and many parents flock to this school each year trying to get their child in! I know for a fact that the teachers work very hard to make sure all the students learn and excel. If your child has a behavioral problem they will get in trouble. Your child shoud come to school to learn not misbehave. They provide a safe learning environment for all students. This school has numerous programs other neighboring school don't have. It's a great school and supportive stafff for children and parents who want success! Ms B
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 30, 2010

This is a horrible school, especially for boys. The staff are verbally abusive on a daily basis. If you have your child in this school I would suggest you make several spot checks, to really see whats going on throughout the day. Listen to your child and look for signs and changes in their behavior things are happening within the walls of this school and you need to find out what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

My daughter started in the 1st grade with the school. So making the transition from a private school was a big adjustment. I was very unhappy that I could not get my daughter to a better school. Then came September, I did not have high hopes, and was ready for the worse. The students were so far ahead of my daughter in basic skills, I was embarrassed. After the 1st week, my daughter was placed in a Sunrise program for reading. In September her basic reading, math and writing skills levels were rated as 1(1 out of 4). The 1st report card was a hard pill to swallow. By June her skill levels were 4. The teachers, staff, PTA members and other parents are wonderful. The principal does not mix words, and those principal are reflected in the teachers. Glad I was wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

P.S. 80 Does not live up to the name magnet school. Many of the teachers and support staff speak very harsh to the children. The parent volunteers are very rude and act more like a mob than a help. I am very unhappy with this school. The bathrooms and cafeteria is filthy and I feel they can do much better by the students. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

93 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
64%
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 "C" 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
Black 1 90% 19%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
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 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 58%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 435 responses

This school provides ... 1

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.

Close
 
This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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.

Close
 
This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.8
 

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.

Close
 
This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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.

Close
 
This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents39083%
Teachers4596%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KERSANDRA COX

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

171-05 137th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11434
Website: Click here
Phone: (718) 528-7070

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Ps 251
Springfield Gardens, NY


Ps 52
Jamaica, NY


P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon
South Ozone Park, NY


Eagle Academy for Young Men III
Springfield Gardens, NY


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT