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Ps 3 Charrette School

Public | PK-5 | 813 students

 

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Posted November 24, 2009

Mixed grades for K-3. Could be stronger on bullies. They teach a love of learning in the class and out. Lot's of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

My child's been attending for 5 years. There is a culture of community activism, parents can choose their level of classroom involvement, teachers can be very creative within their classrooms making schoolwork far more interesting than average. But, some things slip thru cracks like teaching basic handwriting. I'm still waiting to see the great art and music I've heard so much about, and their laid back culture made room for bullying among some students. But, involved parents can have an enormous opportunity to shape their child's experience. It's an excellent school overall and would enroll my child again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Innovative and creative staff with combined ages. K&1, 2&3, 4&5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

P.S. 3 is a true gift. I feel so lucky to have my children attend this amazingly creative, friendly, place of higher learning! Incredible parent involvement, warm dedicated teachers and staff, awesome kids and families. P.S. 3 Rocks -- Long Live 'The Hippie School'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The school loves the kids and the kids love learning . . . through conventional and creative education programs. The school pride is felt by everyone who enters the blue doors. It's important for kids to feel like they are part of something special and PS 3 delivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It has a very strong academic core with a wonderful emphasis on the arts and humanitarian values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

multi-age classrooms, creative thinking, nurturing, child-centered, progressive, surpasses state standards without 'teaching to the test' because the curriculum teaches kids the process of problem solving rather than being focused on the outcome. Art. Dance. Everything an elementary should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

P.S. 3 is a wonderful school with a nurturing environment, great teachers, a fantastic administrators and great academics. The community involvement and mutual respect for everyone is second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

A strong nurturing accepting environment that helps create a lifetime love of learning for its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Teachers who love teaching. Teachers and Administrators who love kids. An emphasis on arts. An interesting parent community. Diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

PS-3 Charrette School is a warm, inclusive community school. The staff and teachers are wonderful and do an excellent job making sure our kids are learning and developing the acedemic/social skills they'll need when they go off to middle-school...not to mention with the cooperation of staff,teachers and parents we really know how to pull off special events that not only help our school but incorporate lots of fun for all!!!PS3 is the BEST elementary school in NYC!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, Wonderful vibe. walking on the hallways and all you see is happy kids wanting to learn and share
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

An engaged, passionate, and knowledgeable community of teachers, parents, kids and grown-ups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

excellent academic program, community based with wonderful parent involvement, a dynamic principal and vice principal and teaching staff. My daughter is happy and learning daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Best most helpful staff and teachers. Emphasis on creative learning and keeping school delightful and interesting to kids. And the best parents in the world, very open welcoming and involved. wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

PS 3 is a great school with a fantastic principal, caring and creative teachers and a wonderfully open and engaged community. Students love going to school and are excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school provides a loving, creative environment where individuality is highly encouraged and flourishes. The best part -- both of my children LOVE school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Amazing teachers, competent school leaders, even the office staff us super friendly - a wonderfully creative and nurturing place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are Great!!! My two boys have learned so much so far and they love going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

i have told all my friends in sweden and the uk about our incredible experience we have had at ps3 for the last 3 yrs. the school s staff and teachers and its solid parent community has given us as a family so much love and given our children courage, strength and a sense of purpose as well as an appreciation of diversity and individuality that has no comparison with anywhere else in the world that we have experienced so far. the joy of learning is infused in everything that the school is about and the love and compassion for each other stretches across the age groups, genders and nationalities. i love ps3, what it stands for and what the school has taught us and shared with us as a family.
—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 31% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
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 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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities38%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities77%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male52%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities32%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male66%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities42%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities56%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities39%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 "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
White 1 65% 48%
Hispanic 1 15% 23%
Black 2 9% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.
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 515 responses

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

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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.

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents46974%
Teachers4694%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. LISA SIEGMAN

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Fencing
Girls sports
  • Fencing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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490 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 691-1183

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