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Ps 76 William Hallett

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 587 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2013

This is a nice school. My son went here from PreK to third. The school has very strict policies on behavior and I did appreciate that. Everyone is treated equally. I did feel that some of the teachers in the upper grades were a little cold and screamed a little too much. The school does have a nice feel because it is small and has nice facilities compared to some around here. The vice principals are wonderful people who are great with children and should also be commended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

My son attended this school from K through 4. He has grown so much. I truly appreciate all teachers and Mr. D. Our family has been having very serious problems. Teachers were keenly watching my son and supporting us. They added necessary services for my son since he is autistic spectrum. My son is also asthmatic. The school nurse is on duty full time. I always had good experiences with people in Main Office. Staffs were very warm. I was rest assured to send my son to PS 76. My son also loved to go to the school. I decided to move him to a different school, because I did not want to send my son to a middle school that we are zoned for after he leaves PS 76. This is the school that you can't look at test score only. You have to see value that the school provides to your child and to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

The principal of this school is not worth the effort that the amazing assistant principals put forward. She is a nasty lady who clearly doesn't understand a thing about education or how to treat kids. She's preventing this school from being good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

This is a great school. The teachers are wonderfful. Mr.D and Mrs. Stone are great, The only problem is the bed bugs in our school the City needs to do something about this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

P.S 76 is really a great school the only thing they need to change is all the people who work in the main office. They do not know how to treat the parents. They are very rude if you do not speak in English. There is another reason for this complaint, there are many preferences for some people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

Good school. The best out of a few in my area. My only complaint is that sometimes they give short notice on upcoming events and/or changes. For example, there have been a few times where I was left standing in the school yard by my child's exit after school for a long period of time. When I noticed that she wasn't coming out I went inside to find out that they changed her exit for the day & I had to sign her out as if I was the one who was late! It would help if they let me know ahead of time or posted a note on her exit door. But, as I said before, the best school in my area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

Phenomenal. The teachers for the most part work with you. The parent coordinator has great ideas for school functions. For example the holloween party. One thing I would wish to see is some more student activiteis such as a Christmas play. I attended this school when I was young. Beautiful office staff as well. Mr D. is the top person in this school. Love him, he is the go to guy, and can take care of many issues. Top school in Queens, NY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My son attends this school and it is wonderdul the teachers and the kids interact like a big happy family Ms Stone and Mr D are awesome and they care so much about the kids i feel safe sending him there and if i have another child i will send them there as well Excellent Enviironment we need more schools and assistant principals like this. The school is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

All four of my children attended ps76q. It is without a doubt an oasis in the nyc public school system, where the care and love of the theachers and staff is felt through and through. From the way the children are greeted in the morning to the interactions throughout the day, it is an excellent place to send your children and i cannot recommend it highly enough. And, to agree with the other review (who i think inadvertantly gave a 1 star review while praising the school) mr. D and ms. Stone are phenomenal! we are so happy that we chose 76 of all our options.
—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.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
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 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students11%
Female18%
Male3%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students17%
Female15%
Male19%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students16%
Female9%
Male22%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students14%
Female15%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities4%
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students12%
Female15%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
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 52% 23%
Black 2 27% 19%
White 2 13% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 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 121%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%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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8.0
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City average
8.0
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Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

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

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13028%
Teachers6593%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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36-36 10th St
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 361-7464

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