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P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio

Public | K-8 | 317 students

 

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Posted December 28, 2010

IM TAKING MY CHILD OUT THIS SCHOOL ASAP. THERES SOMANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS SCHOOL. MY CHILD NEVER HAS HOMEWORK AND IF DOES ITS COPIED PAPER YOU CAN BARELY SEE AND ISNT EVEN THE CHILDS GRADE LEVEL. ITS OVER CROWDED FROM TEACERS TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS HEY ALL ARE AIRHEADS THAT DONT KNOW NOTHING WITH WHATS GOING ON IN THERE OWN SCHOOL. THIS SCHOOL IS TRULY BAD!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

My son goes there and he loves the school. It's been very helpful and the teachers are so nice. I will rate it a 5 out of 5. The principal is keeping the students in order and the neighborhood is very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

PS/IS 50 is a great school. My son has been there for 3 years and I am really happy with his progress. He plays in the school band and has participated in Mad Hot Ballroom Dancing, National Dance Institute, Rosie's Broadway Kids and many other programs. They also have a great after-school program with Children's Aid Society and a Medical and Dental Clinic on site. Principal Mitchell has really turned the school around and made it a recognizable institute for a great education. Due to her commitment and perseverance our school was chosen from 1000's of schools nationwide to be the first-ever recipient of the Colin and Alma Powell Legacy Award. Along with the award, our school was awarded a grant of $100,000 in recognition of the school s commitment to it's students and families to continue to provide more resources to students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I am amazed with the progress in this school. As I have been involved with this school for over 3 years now I have seen a wide variety of things transpire. Rebekah Mitchell as been an amazing asset to the school and has really caused a huge turn around in childrens' saftey at school and their attitude about learning. I have also see the teachers begin to make changes in their teaching. The principal has brought great programs in for the students as well as families. It is an honor to have such strong leadership in a principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

This school is in dire need of direction it is going no where quickly and it does not have the appropriate teachers nor principal to whip it into shape. I think the school should be shut down re-evaluated and then reopened with a stronger prescence such as Joe Clark to turn the school around.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%
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. 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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%
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. 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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%
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. 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%
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. 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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%
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. 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 "C" for the elementary and middle 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 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 23%
Black 36% 19%
Asian 3% 9%
White 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 8%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 227 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.1
 

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
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8934%
Students11392%
Teachers2589%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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