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Ps 94 David D Porter

Public | K-5 | 427 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 10, 2014

The school is located across from a park and in the warm season kids are allowed across the street to play. I don't think the children are supervised well and often see the teachers talking when they should be watching the kids. The staff is kind but some have no respect and the negative behaviors set a terrible example. I agree the test scores have dropped (even as test prep has increased). ESL enrollment has increased. At times the school is overwhelming and overcrowded. I also see the school segregating minorities and I understand Esl students need extra help, sadly the rest are left without decent academic support. Teachers are also left without supplies such as toilet paper to restock the restroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

The school is top rated. The only people who complain are the Parents on the PTA. With the unfortunate passing of Mrs B, those parents will have to just be treated like every other parent now. No more cooley kissing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2014

Love love the school from security to principal. ( it breaks my heart she just passed away)! My children are thriving in this school and have had one terrific teacher after the next! I would just caution the lunch lady ( Connie) can be a bit of a bully! Keep on top of your children when it comes to " Cafeteria Drama"'. Shes bullied quite a few children including mine and i had to deal with these issues on numerous occasions. Other than that, its an A+++ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

The ESL population has exploded in the last 2 years.The construction on the school is also moving extremely slowly. Because of the issues with language the test scores have dropped. The school is over crowded and needs a good cleaning. The parents need to better control their children mostly the new students. Kindergarten isn't in the school but down the road at a Jewish center. The principal has used the gym for her wheelchair more then a few times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

My daughter moved to this elementary school district 11 years ago. I have seen the teachers in action and the parents who support the school in a variety of supportive activities. It is a tautological relationship. Parents who care about educational excellence for their children move here and keep up the high quality of learning by monitoring homework. The teachers are excellent and the principal is involved in all ares of the educational process.


Posted August 6, 2012

You can't get a better principal, or more caring teachers that raise the bar in elementary education. take it from a new parent that is also a teacher for ten years. Whatever you child needs, he or she will receive it here in this wonderful school that puts students first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

PS 94 Q is a great place to work. This is a very caring and warm school that offers many services to its students. Learning is fun and the teachers are amazing. Parents are very involved .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2011

PS 94 is a wonderful little public school with a private school feel. The minute you walk through the doors you feel the warmth and everyone knows your name and child. Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to be part of their childs education. The principal Mrs. Barbeosch has an open door policy for both parents and kids. This is just a small piece of what sets the school apart from other public schools. The teachers and staff are the other component. Teachers make it a point to get to know your child and their strengths and weaknesses. A love of learning is fostered and encouraged. The majority of parents are involved. Parents are never penalized for not being involved. There are a large number of working parents who do not have the time to devote to the PTA but are still welcome in the school and are active in their childs education. You will also find the parents who are not happy with anything and look for problems because they are so bored. These are the same parents who will be the first to complain but do not want to contribute anything to help make a difference for their child or the school. I guess they are everywhere.I am very happy with PS 94 and so are my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

Such a sad sad school! Its who you know & believe me, if you don't know the right people or take much time from your busy work schedule to kiss a**, your child will suffer the consequenses. Mrs. Barbeosch is all about favoritism! She dotes over the participants of the PTA's children & the rest are at the bottom of the barrel! (A few teachers will do the same) but in all fairness MOST teachers are exc! Oh! And try to join the PTA......You will be treated like an outcast. I couldn't get my child out of there quick enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

PS94 is tough, Mrs. Barbeosch is tough, and she stands up for her teachers. You're probably at this school because you wanted the best, and the best is tougher. I think you'll find if you attend PTSA meetings and get involved, your relationship with Mrs. Barbeosch can improve a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

I have 1 child attending Ps94 and I am very happy by the way he is excelling in school. However I was not pleased by the way I had to find out about a few issue that he had. I would of liked more comunication with the parent and the staff . The principal can sometime be condecending and cold. On the other hand the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I have 2 children in 94 and feel they are receiving an excellent education. The staff is great from the lunch ladies up to the Principal. I am surpised by the ignorance of some of the other reviewers with regards to the Principal- and her name is spelled Barbeosch- you don't know how good we have it- many Principals don't encourage parental involvement, much less welcome you in the building. We have an overcrowded school, with no federal money, and city money being slashed. The focus is the CHILDREN. My kids are happy and love school, so I'll sing her praises because the buck stops with her and she has delivered for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

I am a parent of a child currently at P.S. 94. Many things about the school are great, especially the teachers. They are hard-working, caring, patient . . . Because of them, my child is receiving a good education at P.S. 94. However, the principal is a problem. She fosters an atmosphere of favoritism amongst teachers, parents and even, most unfortunately, the students. Mrs. Barbosch has a negative influence on the entire school. If a new principal were put into place, the school would spring forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

As a parent with three children in PS 94, I feel tremendously blessed. They are receiving a private school education in a public school atmoshphere. The teachers are all top notch who truly care, work with the parents and put in the time to help with whatever the students need. We all love the principal who makes herself available to every student and parent. Compared to the other public schools in NYC, I know this school is in a class all by itself. Its just too bad that the Chancellor instead of rewarding excellence keeps punishing the school by taking more and more money from its budget -- just because all the students excel and pass the state exams with flying colors. I hope these setbacks doesnt takeaway from its greatness in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

The school is an excellent school which is not a surprise since it is a reflection of the family-oriented, affluent neighborhood that it's zoned for. I would wholeheartedly agree with other parents who say that PS 94 is a citywide top school. With that being said, there is however a slow but steady erosion of very qualified teachers among its ranks. I am concerned about the future of the school. There are some disturbing elements within the school's culture of nepotism and flagrant favoritism. This has to be a product of the principal's leadership. Perhaps a different leadership direction can ensure the school's reputation of excellence in the future. Hopefully it will not be too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is great . Most teachers are very good. There are many extracurricular activities available for the children. I am very happy with the level of parents involvement in the school. The best thing is the diversity of the school. However there is a major problem in the school and is the Principal Mrs. Barbeosh. She plays favoritism to a certain group of people. The school would be the best in the district if they chose a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I really enjoy having my child attend this school!I as parent would recommend this school to any parent or child to attend PS 94 because this school is the best school of New York!
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

76 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%
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 "B" 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 48% 9%
White 1 31% 48%
Hispanic 1 19% 23%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 241%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 92%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 308 responses

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

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

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This school
8.8
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
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents28878%
Teachers2077%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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Little Neck, NY 11363
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