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Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 607 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 20, 2009

Great teachers and caring administration. Involved and passionate parents. Smart children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Great teachers, administration and families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

A great community driven to help improve the school and create a wonderful learning environment for our kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

PS 166 students are fortunate to have a school with a fantastic energy, brought to it by dedicated faculty and a highly engaged parent body. When you walk through the front doors, you immediately sense that the students and faculty are happy to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I cannot say enough good things about this school. The teaching is exemplary. The classrooms exciting. The children engaged. My son, who switched from a private school, has never been happier, more challenged, and excited about learning. I only wish we began here in kindergarten. What a gem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Having been a supervisor of instruction, a professor of education, and a basic education administrator for a long career, I have a very critical eye when visiting classrooms and watching instructional activities. The program selection, the enrichment opportunities for learning different children is notable and an atmosphere where 'learning progress' is key, makes PS 166 a school of which to be proud. I feel extremely confident that children at PS166 are receiving an excellent and challenging education. My career has been in upper middle class achieving school districts and this 'urban gem' is every bit as good as any I have seen.


Posted October 5, 2009

PS 166 has great teachers, parents and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It is an inclusive, public, community school providing a wonderful education for our kids....what more could anyone ask for in this day & age?!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The existing small classes, and highly involved teachers are something any school can achieve, given decent management (regardless of how rare such management seems to be). This school exists in a fine, historic school building that gives the kids a sense of history, and the value of institutions that have existed long before they were born. This is a much needed sense in our contemporary society, where 40 year old schools are 'obsolete' according to popular opinion. Teardowns of perfectly good buildings, and disregard of time proven principles will not be lightly endorsed by these future citizens.


Posted October 4, 2009

My grand-nephew is very bright and creative. P.S. 166 is the best school for him. He is challenged, feels safe and has made many new friends. He couldn't be happier!


Posted October 4, 2009

PS 166 provides all students with a rich curriculum. Its teachers are up to date with technology and give students opportunity to enhance their knowledge. PS 166 takes seriously students health. Besides having the most professional and caring nurse, PS 166 (since last year) started a Going-Green campaign. Posting 'No Idling Signs' and switching its cleaning products. Debbie Hand is a dedicated principal which works extra hours and wears many hats. I can't think of having my daughter in no other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

My two grandchildren attend P.S. 166. They enthusiastically embrace their academic studies, artistic programs and enriching field excursions. Much of their eagerness to participate in school activities is due to the excellence of the curriculum along with the energy and commitment of faculty. Bravo P.S. 166!


Posted October 1, 2009

PS 166 has given the opportunity for my niece to ' love ' school . It has been a combination of discipline and creativity. Each day she comes home excited and ready to learn and explore more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Our teachers and principal are committed to the children and families of PS166.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I have twin daughters who are currently in second grade. The school has an amazing student body with incredibly supportive principal, administrative team and teachers. There is tremendous commitment by the parents to support both physically (in time) and financially the academic goals of the students. We have great partnerships with local cultural organizations. It is a wonderful community that is enriching the lives of my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

The teaching staff is wonderful - thanks to them the kids love going to school and have developed a true love of learning. The administration is also impressive and works very well with the teachers, the parents and the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Motivated principal. Very active PTA. Bringing green consciousness to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

PS 166 has an amazing principal in Debbie Hand and wonderful teachers. Most importantly, it has a great parent community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

We love Ms. Turner - and my daughter loves to go to school everyday and can't wait to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I love PS 166 because of the fabulous administration, enthusiatic teachers, involved parents and great kids. It is a wonderful and caring community!
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 1 54% 48%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
Black 2 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%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 414 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.4
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.3
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents37874%
Teachers3690%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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132 W 89th St
New York, NY 10024
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Phone: (212) 678-2829

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