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Ps 9 Sarah Anderson

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 605 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 30, 2014

Our child has had a solid education at PS 9. There is a dynamic parent body that supports events. The teachers and administration have responded to queries and concerns admirably.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Presently, all 3 of my boys attend PS-9. 2 of them are in the G&T and the other is in the Gen Ed, as the G&T program no longer exists for incoming students, We have been very happy with all aspects of the school- Principal, Teachers, Offfice, and Parent Involvement. And- the money raised each year thru fundraisers helps pay for an assistant teacher in EVERY class, in addition to some instruction in chess (for lower grades) and Spanish for all. Overall, the children perform well on NYS exams. We're very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

This is one of the best public schools in the city. The teachers are excellent, the atmosphere is warm and nurturing, the academics are top-notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

My 2 boys have been in this school for A year now and as a parent i have to say i cant be any happier they have changed completely for the better the teachers the staff are so warm and respectful my boys are so happy in ps 9 and so am i always feel Welcomed always get fast ans. about everything i need i just love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

My two children graduated from this school. The Principal, most of the teachers, and the Guidance Counselor are great. I had children in both of the programs and they both excelled and attended a great middle school (Delta Honors). I just wish that the parents in the Renaissance Program were more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

My daughter attends this school. Ms. Brady is a phenomenal Principal. The teachers are all above average and hand picked by Ms. Brady. Pleasant and very helpful General Office, as well as, a super attentive and involved PTA, and a superbly planned curriculum makes this the stellar school of the entire NYC public school system. Only downside: School's popularity increases the real possibility of overcrowding in the coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

We have had two children at PS 9 for two years now, and it has been a great experience. The leadership is great, the teachers are top-notch, and the PTA is amazing. There are various enrichment activities, projects, and exciting field trips throughout the year. One thing I would say though is that at PS 9, there is a very sharp distinction between the general ed class and the gifted and talented classes. You see it in the ethnic composition of the students, level of classroom discipline, and the depth of the projects that get undertaken. This is not so evident at younger grades but very obvious in upper grades. The teacher quality is excellent in both, however. The ESL teacher is simply magical - so competent, so good with kids. Great arts and music programs. They could increase the amount of homework though - my daughter barely had any.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

PS 9 is a wonderful neighborhood school with a energetic and super teachers, an involved parent body, and a solid leadership team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It is the most nurturing environment for an elementary school age child. It is all about the kids - and the entire school community supports this entirely. We have two kids there and couldn't imagine them anywhere else...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Wonderful environment, best teachers, safe and nurturing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I am new to the school but I am already in love with it. The teachers are amazing and the families in the school give 100% of themselves to make the school better every day. I feel lucky to be part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The teachers are genuinely concerned about their students and the parent body is excellent! These greatly contribute to why our students continue to academically achieve above and beyond their grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

PS 9 has consistently wonderful teachers. There is a energetic vibe to the school and my children wake up each day wanting to go to school. The administration is welcoming, helpful and truly cares about each student. A great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

As a new kindergarten parent I could not be more excited about PS 9 - 18 kids in a class with a teacher and a full time assistant. Art, Spanish, Chess, Music classes weekly. Hard to believe this is public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love the school and the energetic parents that make all things possible for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

My child has experienced incredible growth in their outstanding Pre-K. Supported, connected, challenged, and most importantly for us, the guidance in socail growt and understanding has been attended to with care and a structure, helpful to our child's growth. Couldn't express more happiness. Joseph Hamilton Clancy, parent ps9 pre-k
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2008

My children are growing in a diverse classroom where all students cultures are involved in the curriculum. The music teaching and Library engagement is Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

As a former teacher at PS.9 I can't tell you how great the children and staff there have it. The principal, Ms. Brady, is exceptionally gifted as a leader and a teacher. I taught at other schools in NYC and by far PS.9 had the best enviornment for learning, exploring, and growing. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2007

The principal is unfriendly and unwilling to have any participate with parents. You never see her. There is an atmosphere of big brother pervasive to the school with too much emphasis on parochial discipline. Very sad considering how good it could be! Parents are great but to no avail we don't get good teachers or have any say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Great school. Safe and great teacher quality.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
96%
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

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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 59% 48%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
Black 1 9% 19%
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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%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 429 responses

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents39379%
Teachers36100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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100 W 84th St
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 678-2812

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