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Ps 137 John L Bernstein

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Posted October 8, 2013

My grandson is in the fifth grade now he has been at P.S.137 since pre-k. He loves his school, classmates and teachers. I would recommend P.S.137 two of his brothers have gone to this school also and they are in high school now. My two young adult kids attended P.S.137 and now they are in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

The school is doing a great job with the children. I only wish that more of its parents would participate...the parent coordinator has many activities to keep parents involved and its a handful of the same parents here that are actively involved with the school. Other then that i love all the programs that are offered here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

i think we need more great teachers in our children"s class room that are more caring & understanding with parents and there students and to stop these separation between the two school. p.s134 and p.s 137 the both school share one building they should for once work together for the greater good for our children education and not there own needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The school offeres many great opportunities for our children. As parents we have to take the time to see what those opportunities are. The parent coordinator does her best to keep us all informed of meetings and workshops. What the school needs is more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I love the fact that the even the principal know my son's name. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. You are informed about your child's everyday progress. I highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

I love the teachers and Principal and Assistant Principal. They are such wonderful, caring and professional people. They always do the right thing for the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 14, 2010

Because the teachers are dedicated and the whole staff cares about the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

i feel the teachers are very caring and look out for the needs of the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

This school has made great leaps. The staff are highly qualified and are dedicated to the students. They target their instruction to fit the needs of individual students and collaborate well with colleagues and parents. Everyone has a voice at this school, including the children. The use of technology has increased and student engagement and achievement are at a higher level. We have high expectations for everyone involved in our school community. Our priority is to our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2010

Teachers and administration shows a lot of care for students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Dedicated teachers, staff, administration and a great school community provide a caring family feeling and a safe, productive learning environment for children, which you can feel from the moment you walk into the school building. Activities such as Ballroom Dancing, Art, music shows, and Science and Math fairs enhance the creative and and intellectual environment of P.S. 137. Our staff is very involved in helping our students to become enthusiastic and responsive thinkers and learners, as well as responsible, caring, compassionate human beings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2010

Im fairly new, 1st year parent here at PS137. After two weeks of having my child in the neighboring school, I requested a transfer. Well what a great thing. My child loves to come to school to see her teachers and play/learn with her friends. She was so welcomed that she didn't have any issues with the change. This is a great school! we are so ready for Kindergarten here at 137!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I am a parent in this school for three years now. My son and I have had so much help and individual attention, that I can't say anything other than this is the fit for us. He has improved his academics, social growth and looks forward to going to school every morning. I am very happy with the school and staff are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I am a parent at this school for three years now. My son and I are very pleased with the overall school. His academics and social growth have improved drastically. administration are very involved and dedicated to our children.We love PS137 and you will too. The only issue you will see is the other school in the building who are nasty and unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Well im gonna start by saying i use to go to P.S.137 when i was a child all thru to the 6th grade,my son is in this school and its great. If there is any problems the principal and teachers are on top of things. I will recommend this school to any parent thats thinking about putting thier child here,you can go on through out your day knowing your child is safe. PS 137 is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I am a very involved parent in this school. The teachers are great and friendly. The Principal and Vice principal and the Parent Coordinator are always concerned about the childen in the school. If there is a problem they get right on it and take care of the problem, I know because I experienced it and I have seen it for myself. I travel from another borough everyday just to bring my child to this school and my son loves it!! He always has a good thing to say about his day and his friends and teachers. The workshops, the meetings, and all the events that happen in the school are always great and informative. KUDDOS to this school!!! PS 137 Rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The worst school there is in the Lower East Side.....The principal has no communication with parents and does not resolve no issues with the students. They only have 1 5th grade class with 34 students and 1 teacher.The middle school applications for the 5th graders have been lost..so these students future are in the limbo. Please do not choose PS 137M.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I am a new parent of this school. My child was welcomed into this great community of learners. The schools technology is way ahead of others schools. The education my child is receiving is exceptional. The teacher communication has been great. The only downside to this school is that it shares it's building with another school. The other school seems far less pleasant. Ps 137 is family now to us. Anyone who posts that this school is awful should look at others fake educational schools in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

As a fellow parent and community member, I have seen this school grow in many areas, especially in technology and academics. The school received a overall grade of A (which takes great effort to obtain) For those parents who are involved on a day to day basis they too many experience the good that PS137 is doing! I have a 5th grader and a kindergartener who love this school. The parent involvement is in place and they provide many opportunities for parent involvement, from monthly parent breakfast, annual family dances, auctions, adult workshops, computer classes, there is always something positive going on! The open door policy the school has established is great, I get all the attention I need anytime i need it! can't wait for my little one to start in sept. in the Pre-K .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I am a parent of three in this school. As a single parent I can honestly say that PS137 is very helpful in all areas from the daily stuggles i encountered when one of my twins cried daily, to getting OST support so I can continue to work during the school breaks. It takes a village.. and this is the right village for us! The parent coordinator is great!
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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, 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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
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 Students12%
Female12%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students11%
Female11%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant11%
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 Students8%
Female0%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students4%
Female0%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students75%
Female63%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%

Math

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
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 "C" 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 54% 23%
Black 1 25% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 17% 9%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 116%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 14%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9874%
Teachers1579%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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