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Ps Is 210 21st Century Academy For Community Lders

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 457 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

P.S Is 210 Century Academy for community Leadership is one the best school. Great teachers hands on teaching. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

Operation HOPE/Banking on Our Future has visited P.S. /I.S. 210 twice over the last year to provide Financial Literacy Education. The school is a prime example of what can be done for Students when Parents, Educators and Administrators collaborate and focus with integrity. Principal Linares, Asst. Principal Mejia and the entire staff make a terrific team. The Students we taught Financial Literacy to displayed a keen interest in learning, an enthusiasm and grasp of finance seldom seen in others their age. As we move into the new school year we look forward to bringing Operation HOPE/Banking on Our Future Financial Literacy program to all the Students at 21st Century Academy for Community Leadership. Congratulations to everyone at P.S./I.S. 210. Job well done!


Posted September 19, 2009

I attended this school last year and it felt like i was part of a big family. The teachers and the principal will always remember who you are and vice versa. Its also a great way to flourish your english as well as spanish and help will always be there. I want my son/daughter to attend this school when im an adult. Thanks to the staff, i was able to get into MCSM. One of the top high schools in America. -Lesther Martinez (dont't forget me!!!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

I agree with the previous posts but this is now 2008 and the previous posts are from 2005-so certain areas have gotten better and others worse....for example: -Principal Leadership remains at 4 stars- I personally give her 5 -Teacher Quality remains at 4 -Extracurricular Activities i will have to say went down to 2 stars based on insufficent funding other than the after school program from 2:30- 5:30 there is no bright spot. -Safety and Discipline remains at 4 even though there are now in spanking new 5 story building-they need more security.. - parent involvement has gone down to 2 stars: only a small core of parents attend to PTA,and volunteer at the school when needed overall it is a great school and because it is a dual language school(spanish/english) it is a blessing to hispanic children who attend to preserve,remember,reflect and build upon their foundation of latino and american.... william morales
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

PS 210 is the best-kept secret in Washington Heights. My six-year-old daughter is in the first grade at PS 210. My husband and I were looking for a dual language school where our daughter could simultaneously become proficient in English and in our native language (Spanish.) As a plus the school is also small and provides a more intimate educational environment where the administration, the educators, the parents and the students feel like one family. My daughter s teacher is excellent. The teacher is young, innovative, full of energy, and works well with my husband and I to help my daughter become comfortable in a new school and in the dual language environment. As parents we feel welcomed and respected by everyone at the school. Our daughter loves it there and so do we. We would like to see the school acquire a bigger space in the immediate area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school is a dual - language school my son attends . I think this is a great school and the they behave like they are a big family there , not like other schools around the neighborhood. I love my school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—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.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
74%
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 29% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
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 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 29% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
34%
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 36% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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 "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

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
Hispanic 2 97% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 149%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 293%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 21%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 444 responses

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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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents24770%
Students16299%
Teachers3595%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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501-503 W 152nd St
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 283-0012

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