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Ps 139 Rego Park

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 877 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2014

If you child gets Ms Talish... you are a very lucky person. She is unique !! Ms Park not so much .... she cant wait to get out of school day, always in a running ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2013

P.S.139 is an amazing school. I used to go here, and I remember the faculty and staff was so nice to the students. Never have I pretended to be sick just to miss school, because I was so eager to learn! I miss this school so much. The PTO is also very active.


Posted December 22, 2013

Barely no enrichment programs opened to all, bully teachers and principal, packed with unreasonable rules. Not to mention bathrooms and cafeteria stink.... This school needs a reform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

This school is horrendous. both of my kids are attending this school because i dont have anymore options, this is the only school near me. i dont see anything positive here, teachers, principal and the rest of the staff are only concerned with their paycheck. no one cares about kids and their education. the positive reviews on this website must be submitted my staff themselves, because all the parents i have talked to hate this school as much as i do. its a shame our children need to live through this for 6 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

PS139Q is below average when it comes to academics. I agree with some of the comments here: the principal is only concerned about the funding. My son goes to the 'Kapa' program in the school, which is a special class whereby the admittance into the program was recommended by the teacher. So they put their best students together in one class, then the teacher took a month off at the end of last year for 'sick leave' and my son had a whole month of subs with barely any homework. After the teacher came back in Jan, she then took more time off during the day for training. I'm sure the test score for this class will still be above average, but it's certainly not because of the quality of the teachers. If you have kids are that smart and wanted to learn, send him/her to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

I am the parent of two students that attend P.S.139Q. This school receives my highest recommendation and I'll tell you why. All of the teachers at this school are teaching and all students are learning. The principle is completely in charge of everything that happens in the facilely and is a wonderful leader. The thing I like most about her as a leader is that she does not appear to have befriended the teachers and staff under her command. On the contrary, they are her employees and she treats everyone with respect while keeping in mind a job at hand that need to be achieved. That job is teaching the students at P.S.139Q and preparing them for their academic future. If you are thinking to move into the area you have hit the jackpot with P.S.139Q.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Like any public schools, it has some pluses and minuses. I was hoping the school's academics would be stronger, but it's not. With the exception of a few good teachers, I think their faculty needs to be revamped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

All my children have gone to this school and I must say it has gone down the drain over the years the current principle is only concerned about getting funding for the school and is very very rude. The school is only concerned with testing testing and more testing my child has not learned anything it is just so sad this was such a great school before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

Too many kids...my kid is in 3rd grade and there are 31 children in the class. School staffs are helpful but I can't help questioning whether the major focus of the principal is to get a better school ratings or to provide a resourceful and respectful foundation for kids' true learning. I have to confess that I've seen some of the teachers not fully "there" for students or respond to their students without respect or raise voice constantly. I have to admit I decide to write this review since I have a strong doubt if I could recommend this school to anybody. not much enrichment classes nor extra activities and homework is mostly based on printouts throughout all years, not to mention there's not much art nor sports. It may have been good in the pat but definitely needs some improvements in... many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

Its an awesome and good school and has lots of good people and a good environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I think this is a good school however you have to be proactive. Also, the math program is very difficult and requires many parents to supplement the work the students get at school. For example, students learn complex math problems but haven't yet had the basics drilled into them. Many of the top students enroll in Mega Academy or Elite so they can compete for Hunter High School. My daughter was bullied - kids demanded her to pay money not to tell the teacher if she did anything bad. The school handled it when I sent a note however I made sure to call on another parent who also sent a note.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

PS139 is a phenomenal school. Over the past 6 years, my son has been eager and excited about school and learning. This is a direct reflection of the school's nuturing environment and effective leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

The principal is incredibly bureaucratic and unflinchingly does whatever the DOE tells her. However, despite the principal's unwillingness to think for herself, the teachers remain terrific! They find a way to fill out the tons of required paperwork and keep the scores high while still connecting with the kids and bringing some fun into their lives. Thanks to its dedicated teaching staff (and no thanks to the DOE, its constantly changing mandates and its principal) PS 139 is still a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

My child could not have gone to a better school than PS 139. If there is a program that a child is interest in and this school does not have they PTA get it done with the Principal assistant. They have wonderful Enrichmond Program. They have a TAG (Talanted and Gifted) class which the students love. If I have a nother child this would be their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I graduated from this school and I have to say, it is not as wonderful as the reviews say it is. Some teachers have yelled extensively at their students and the food is horrible. The principle, Mrs. Chosed often does not support a student's side of the story. Many students are involved in fights with each other and smarter kids in the 'kappa' class are always being picked on by the other members of their grade.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2007

i graduated from this school and its the best expecially for ms farmer my 6th grade teacher she is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2007

I am a student in this school, and I would like to say, its the best school for your children, the 5th grdae teacher, ms.grupper, is a wonderful teacher. All the teachers in this school are wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2006

I have nothing but good reviews for this school. My child has a wonderful experience in learning because of the teachers-their approach in teaching the kids coupled with their compassion and understanding what the kids needs. The teachers are highly skilled and the school really strives to meet more than expected of them. The afterschool program is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

I can't recommend this school enough. If you're child is starting Kindergarten and you get Ms. Talish, you are blessed. She gives a lot of work, but your child will be more than prepared for first grade. It's a wonderful, wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

P.S. 139 is overall a great school. The teachers of here are highly skilled and they really care for your child. They work with the parents and student to bring the best out of a child. More choices on extra-curricular activities would be welcome, however.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%
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 "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

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 36% 48%
Hispanic 2 32% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 28% 9%
Black 2 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 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 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 261%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 56%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 751 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.8
 

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
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

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
7.9
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
Parents69798%
Teachers5496%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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93-06 63rd Dr
Rego Park, NY 11374
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