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Ps 2 Meyer London

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 816 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2014

The school administration is super rude all the time. They treat parents bad and nasty attitude when we ask some questions. I think Ny city education department can't do any things. Because they protect by workers union. Their bad attitude is not short term period is long term period. Which means I saw when I was a little child in ps2 they used yelling abuse language all the time. I hope some people could teaching them to correct their bad attitude. Hoping them become normal one day . Anyway I like school teachers in ps2. They all are excellent teachers. Except admin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

This school's administration is one of the worst I have ever seen. Some of the people that work here are not helpful and incredibly rude. I hate to see my taxes put to such poor use. I hope the NYC Dept. of Education would take it upon themselves to perform corrective action where warranted and replace the staff with those that are more caring and courteous in order to foster a better and healthier learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

I am a 5th grade student at P.S. 2, and I've been here since Pre-K. This school is great for kids. All the teachers are friendly, and they always try to push them a little farther to the next level. They also try to


Posted October 8, 2010

Ms. Jung of 5th grade is the best teacher my son has ever had. I've never seen a teacher who is so caring, observant and so willing to help her student suceed. She takes every opportunity to help her student out. SHE IS THE BEST!!! This school is really great! The Principal, supervisors and staff are all very accommodating. You will see how they work as a team. Thank you very much PS 2 and a BIG thanks to Ms. Jung.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

it has great teachers, and my children all learned so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

This school made 3 of my children pass never failed a grade their smart already!! I have 1 on 4th grade he loves all his teachers he had and passed every single little grade he had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I think PS 2 is fabulous! The principal and staff work so hard to help the students. The teachers love the kids and go above and beyond their responsibilites! The 4th grade teachers rock! Keep up the good work PS 2!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2009

The collaboration and support of everyone at the school is outstanding!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2009

P.S. #2 Rocks!!! The Trickle Down effect is evident at PS#2 The principal is an inspiring leader and the teachers ,in turn, inspire their students to learn. In addition, the Collaborative classes have a great reputation in NYC
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Because tricia stacey is the best teacher in the world! she loves her job and her students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

P.S.2 have an amazing faculty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Many of the students enter the school with limited English language skills and excel because of the motivation and expertise of the teaching staff. The teachers at P.S.2 go that extra mile and then some for their students. This school deserves to win!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

So far two of my children attend P.S. 2 Meyer London School, and we love the school very much. The teachers that my children have are great. The Principal and staff are involved and really care about my children's success. I wouldn't want my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

Our son just completed his Pre-K year at PS 2. Ms. Lisa Cheu is an exemplary, progressive teacher. Her class participates in a program at the American Museum of Natural History, with monthly field trips to the museum. Other trips included attending performances at the Tribeca PAC, Children's Museum of Manhattan, and the NY Aquarium. The program is science based, and stresses active student and parental involvement. Students are encouraged to question the science experiments and develop their own experiments. The year culminates in a school-wide science fair where the students take turns teaching and questioning each other.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%
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 1 83% 9%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Black 2 6% 19%
White 2 2% 48%
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 248%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 196%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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 629 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents57895%
Teachers5180%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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122 Henry St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 964-0350

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