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Ps 110 Florence Nightingale

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 440 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2014

PS 110 has wonderful, hardworking teachers and a small but active PTA. It is diverse and has a great g&t program. This is our 3rd year at PS 110 and we are pleased so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

my child goes to this school and i have to say that i am truly disappointed in this school. I was told that it was the top school in the area and they were wrong. If you child is disable and have a IEP this is not the school for you. Also the previous comments are correct if you are a person of a specific ethic background you will get treated like a second class citizen. I will be removing my child from this school for the next coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My son is in his second year at 110 and we love it, and despite what a previous person commented, my kids and I are people of color. We are very happy at 110.The school is diverse, the PTA works hard and the teachers are professional and work hard. My son is thriving here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Hate this school principal and teachers if your a person of color stay away
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

We have one child in 2nd grade G&T and will send our next child as well. No complaints whatsoever. New and exciting changes forthcoming. It seems that the new principal is having some difficulties with the old guard, which is to be expected whenever a new person at the helm attempts to alter the status quo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

This is a growing school that is changing with the times trying to meet the needs of many diverse students who need to be challenged and acquire 21st century skills. The tension referred to by one reviewer between the principal and some teachers is, in my opinion, because those teachers are unwilling to accept constructive criticism, to collaborate with others, and to face the need for changes in teaching practices and innovative ways to work with kids. They create tension for all and hold the school back from being a true professional learning community, which in turn would relate directly to student improvement and engagement in school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2011

the new principal has changed the tone of the school - there is some tension between some teachers and the principal. Like many other schools there are some really GREAT teachers and there are a few that have checked out. My experience has been about 2:1 The school has no gymnasium. The kids use a large open lobby as a gym. In the winter they are packed into this area for "recess". They are not allowed to run or touch each other. This is their only physical outlet in the winter (formal gym is only once a week).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

My child attends Pre-K at PS 110 in Ms. Wats class. I have been pleasantly surprised with the school and the focus on the children. Ms. Wat is a wonderful teacher, and the kids are really learning to adapt to a school environment. The Principal, Karen Feur, is also a welcome face and is focused on the raising the standards at PS 110.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

My child goes to this school, she is a first grader, and attended grade K at PS 110 as well. The principal Karen Feur is great, approachable, and def has increased parent involvement and fund raising...The library is beautiful, and the nurse Carmen is awesome. I would recommend another parent to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

My child goes to ps110 and it is great! The teachers there are very smart and they disipline their students very well. I would recomend this school to other students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

i love ms.barg she cares about safety and having fun at the same time abigail vilar
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2008

This is a wonderful school our 2nd grader has attended since pre-k. The secret of the lower east side -- less secret with every year! With both a gifted & talented program and lots of resources for every kind of learner, and parent involvement on the rise. this is a 100-year old school in NYC with a remarkable track record, including some teachers who actually attended the school themselves. No regrets!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

The principal at PS 110 is its biggest asset. She appears tireless in her efforts to make this the best schools it can be, she is dedicated to the students, their education, guides extra curriculum activies, is responsive and open to parents and alludes confidence and warmth. Teachers appear strong and settled, and caring. Parent involvement is greatly lacking. This may cause concern for some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

The biggest strength of PS 110 is it's charismatic Principal and Vice Principal. They know every child by name and very accessible to parents. Most grades have a 'gifted/enrichment'class. Most of the teachers have been with the school for a very long time. This is both an asset and a liability. I have felt at times that creativity has gone by the wayside because they knew what worked for them and do not like to implement new ideas. They do teach to the ELA/Math citywide testsand the scores are good. There is a strong chess team and an excellent drama program called TADA that several grades are involved with. Overall, I am very proud of our school. The PTA has is very helpful in serving the schools needs and helped create the Castle Middle School( our 6-8 extention).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

PS 110 is a wonderful school. Students get to know each other very well along with their teachers and everybody understands each other. Many programs are offered such as afterschool, homework help and speech. Clubs include chess, architecture, violin and more. The school has an extensive music program, where children are taught many instruments. At lunch, kids get to go outside to play after they eat. The school is a safe one with no fights and a safty guard in case of emergency. A nurse is alwawys there in case of any medical problem. I reccommend 110 to any parent in need for a good elemntary school for their child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2005

This school is very busy, there are plenty of students. The teachers are very good and bright.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

My son is in the second grade and I am very satisfied with the education he is receiving thus far. Everyday he attends different classes with eager anticipation of what he is going to learn. The students have a well rounded weekly schedule of classes which range from music, computer, chess, library and more. The teachers and staff are welcoming and helpful. Overall a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2003

This school is a great school. Everyone is like a family. I really enjoy this school. I also think that it is a challenging school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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 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 "D" 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
Hispanic 2 44% 23%
White 1 28% 48%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 12% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 157%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 36%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 Gifted specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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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 324 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.1
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29386%
Teachers3194%

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. KAREN FEUER

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Outdoor learning lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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