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Ps 140 Nathan Straus

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 407 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Very dedicated and caring administration and teachers trying to make things better every day in a difficult situation


Posted September 11, 2013

PS 140 is amazing! They truly want children to learn and will take the time to teach the kids that aren't able to learn as quick as the others. Their staff is courteous, sympathetic and have great technics to teach children. If they had additional funding they would definitely put it to good use. My eldest graduated from this school and my little one is still there and he loves the teachers and so did my eldest. They take the time to not only teach them education; they also teach them social skills and responsibility. When asked from other parents about PS 140 I can only think of positive things to say. From the moment you walk in the building you are greeted and willing to help you or steer you in the direction you need. I'm happy my kids went and still go to PS140. My son now in High School is pleased to pick up his brother at PS140 as it gives him a chance to see his previous teachers and catch up with the staff. He said he would never forget them. They truly deserve to win the $5000.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

GREAT SCHOOOOOL!!! awesome teachers and this school really prepare the students for real life and have much to offer! P.S. 140 really has a family that cares and supports us soooooo much!!!!!


Posted April 8, 2009

Super awesome for education, great teachers who work well with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I disagree with some of the things that the parent below me had to say . I just graduated from 8th grade this year and I can say it was an excellent year . The graduation setup was not poor . And the teachers there really care for us . We call it the P.S.140 family . This school may not be rich but I believe that many teachers care for us .
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

I agree with the person who commented that the school is terrible. They do have many uptight teachers that are not willing to teach the students and really don't care. But there are a few really excellent teachers. Their graduation setups are very poor. They require all of this money from the students for cap and gowns and then they give them this very poor graduation. I did not send my son to graduation last year because of this. I would recommend that you send your child elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

This is an average K-8 school that focuses on improving achievement for its students. There are many opportunities for enrichment and the staff is generally caring and helpful
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 21, 2004

This Public School is horrible. The teachers are uptight and are not willing to teach their students. All they care about is getting their salary than teaching their students some decent education. The teachers also do not respect their students. So please I advice all parents to NOT enroll thier children to this school. It is not worth it.
—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 31% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%
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

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%
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 33% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
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 Students6%
Female11%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students3%
Female5%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant3%
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%
Female16%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students4%
Female8%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students64%
Female54%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 disadvantaged0%
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 disadvantaged0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students9%
Female13%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students18%
Female27%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students5%
Female6%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students6%
Female6%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
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 Students14%
Female13%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students6%
Female13%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Science

All Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 "B" 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 78% 23%
Black 1 16% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 115%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 172%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 34%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

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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 347 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

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13241%
Students18696%
Teachers2985%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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