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Ps 30 Hernandez Hughes

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 305 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

This school is very convenient for me and it shows good conduct and behavior throughout most of the school body. This school has very committed and welcoming staff members. I met the principal and I love her no-nonsense attitude. But I feel that these kids are not getting the education they deserve. They pick fights with each other, tease, and steal. Many students hate the teachers, and they become very violent and tear things off the wall. This school has its ups and downs, and I feel that it can improve greatly to its full potential.


Posted May 21, 2010

PS30 has come a long way from being a SURR (School in Need of Improvement) school to an "A" school as a result of the strong leadership of the principal and the dedication of the staff. It has a strong, standard-based curriculum that successfully paves way to raising student achievement. It promotes nurturing and yet challenging environment. Here are some reasons why PS30 is a great school: * PS30 is open to "ALL" students. * It offers four Arts Programs, such as Dance, Fine Arts, Music, and Drama. What a good way for students to channel their creativity. * Students participate in Community Outreach
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2010

This school has made great improvement from being a SURR school to an 'A' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

PS30 is an excellent school with highly qualified and committed staff members. The teachers and staff are uniquely eager to assist ALL students in achieving their educational and personal goals, With the expertise of a successful Principal, our school has grown to receive grades A,B,A for the past three years. The best is yet to come!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2010

The parent who mentioned the shooting on May 8th 2006, With her son in the 6th grade; i actually was in the 6th grade when this happened aswell. It was very scary and i remember very clearly that they called almost every parent that they could. I loved this elementry school; they helped me get into the Frederick Douglass Acdemy, i am now a freshman. I, being someone who actually thanks this school for everything they done for me. All the students had a very close relationship with their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

This school has problems. There are about three different schools in the building and the principle in charge of the building refuses to take responibility for any negative that happens. The PA and the administration are always looking for ways to undermine each the other.


Posted April 2, 2008

I teach at this school and it is a mess. They did away with having one teacher per class. the poor kids have a different teacher for every subject. The teachers don't spend enough time with the students to get to know them. It's tough for the teachers too, as we must run up and down the halls and stairs, carrying all our materials with us for every different class. There is never enough time to set up a lesson properly. I've been here a long time and as soon as I get another job - I'm out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2006

My son attends this school and he and his class mates is in the 6th grade. He witnessed a shooting right outside the school while he was in the school playground 2 months ago. The school did not notify the parents with neither letter nor phone call and this is by far the most traumatic experience a child can endure.Parents & teachers meetings should also take place more often. The teachers are excellent and so are the staff. The principal is great but the school shouldnt have to hide what goes on in the community. Safety awareness a must.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

As a parent of a former student I was very pleased with the level of achievement my child achieved while attending PS 30. Now my children both attend college and are doing extremely well. My children were always high achievers and continue to be goal orientated because they developed very good study habits and a value for education. I do know that the school has faced some very difficult times, mainly because of conflicts between staff and parent, and with past administrators. However, with the present administation in place the school is making a come back, and the quality of teaching has greatly improved. Parents can contribute PS 30's success by becoming actively involved and supportive and not combative. We need to be partners in our child's education for their own success past, present and future.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
17%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
33%
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

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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
Black 2 54% 19%
Hispanic 1 43% 23%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 213%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 194%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%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 249 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20983%
Teachers40100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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144-176 E 128th St
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (212) 876-1825

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