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Ps 89

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 531 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 5, 2007

I myself, was a former student of PS 89. My experience there was amazing. It was a fun school with a lot of nice people (students, teachers, staff, etc.), but not necessarily a great school academic wise. If you want your child to graduate this school and enter a great middle school, don't just rely on the education that they give there- allow them to have a private tutor or something like that because my graduating class (class of 05) did really well in entering good middle schools mostly because they had private tutors. The year before and after us didn't have as much people attend the top district two schools. Good luck.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2007

This school has been a tremendous disappointment. Our child craved an academic challenge, and the school did not provide this. The school is safe and orderly but not one that encourages each child to stretch his/her abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

After 4 years, PS 89 has been an amazing blessing for my family and has indeed become part of our family. My two children who attend there are both thriving. When small problems arise, their teachers address it head on. When I have concerns, the staff listens to and addresses my issues. My children are not only getting a great education but are truly loved in their school community. Also, the other kids who attend there are all great kids. There are little to no security concerns. Ronnie Najjar, the principal, knows every child by name and can usually tell you where they are located in the building at any given moment. The PTA is probably one of the best is the city. Phenomenal school and community. We have moved to Brooklyn but I'm still driving my kids into Battery Park everday because I can't find anything close to PS 89.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

Great teachers and program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

If you are moving to Battery Park City for this school beware. It is way overrated. Our experience has not been good. The teachers are very disappointing. If you are looking for a friendly, nurturing and challenging environment for your child p.s. 89 is not it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The level of commitment from the principal, teachers, parents and the students themselves far surpassed all of my expectations when my daughter entered this school in first grade, three years ago. Now as she enters 4th grade, I can truly see how she is evolving in an incredible way, in many ways due to the way her mind and skills and interests are challenged daily at P.S.89. If you've never seen a child devour books voraciously because a love of reading has been instilled in her, it is truly a delight to witness.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" 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 63% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 19% 9%
Hispanic 1 12% 23%
Black 2 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 272 responses

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

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

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents25068%
Teachers2273%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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