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Ps 174 William Sidney Mount

Public | PK-6 | 622 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2010

I love P.S. 174, because it was a great school for my children. I have two that went there and one that just started Pre-K. My children excelled because of what they learned there!!!!! The teachers are excellent but parents need to be involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The administration seem to care about education. The teachers are caring. They also seem organized and well informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I amvery impressed by how the school gets parents involved and by their commitment to a create a G&T program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

P.S. 174 is a great school. The dedication of the administration and the teachers is overwhelming. The school also has a Parent Association comprised of dedicated parents working hard to enhance the educational experience of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

The school has a great PTA which consist of parents and school staff. The teachers are also incredible to the students. My daughter loves the school which I assume the emotion is share with all the other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

Ms. Kayam is not fit for Pre-K teacher. She should be teaching 3rd grade and up because she has no patience for the samll children. She expects all pre-schoolers to do what she commands immediately, like training little soldiers. And the principle has no control over her at all. Laura Hui has been great though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

Mrs. Kelly was horrible teacher and now the principal???? I was shocked to hear this horrible teacher was promoted to principal. She was abusive to my child, picking on my child constantly. She chooses favorites and allows the children to pick on other children and does nothing. For someone as overweight as she is shouldnt allow the fat kids to be picked on. Horrible principal ... I am so glad my child made it thru in one piece. (after much therapy)


Posted May 31, 2010

Some good teachers (science and history) - mixed bag in terms of classroom teachers; they run the full spectrum. I agree that the administration (principal) is unconcerned (we took our issue to superintndent) but others (assitant principal) are quite good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

This is very family friendly school. Your child is being recognized by many workers. That is why school is very safe. The principal and parent coordinator respond to the needs of child or any parents requests in timely and professional manner. It feels like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

It's really good, they have good art and dance program, they have excellent teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

All personal is helpful and attentive. The children are number one here, you feel welcome everytime. My son loves his class and the school has become an important part in his life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The children come first. Learning is a priority without the drama of politics. They are very involved with the community and the environment. They get the families involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Because they always make my daughter feel like she is family with love and attention
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Excellent school with great teachers. Keeps parents well informed. My son loves going to school and it is a real prove of how good the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Overall this is a great school. But there sre some teachers with some race bias..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

My son is in the G&T program. Their teacher not only provides special nourishment for the curious mind, but also for the spirit of the kids. 'I don't prepare them for the exams. I prepare them for life.' said the teacher. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I think the academic program is excellent, is organize and the kids feel they are in a save enviroment, where they can count on the teachers and other school leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Fridenly teachers. Parents are well informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Dedicated Parents Association thank you for making a difference in our school community!! We have a committed group of stay at home, part time & full time working parents that do so much to make their children s world better! Looking forward to seeing more parents volunteer and participate in this important initiative. It is a great time for us to step beyond our day-to-day routines and partner with our wonderful school to drive the continued success of our students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I have been very happy with the teachers, academics, communications from shcool, and music program! Unfortunately there are not many extras in this 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.

About these ratings

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities28%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities28%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant50%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities77%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 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
White 2 39% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 34% 9%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 29%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents35067%
Teachers2563%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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