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Ps 55 Maure

Public | PK-5 | 603 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

This school can improve a little with the boys bathroom. The Principle is doing a great job with information to parents. I am happy to have my son in this school for 5 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

I graduated this school in 2001. This school is the greatest school in Queens. I have the best memories because of this school and anyone who went here will remember it for the rest of their life. From field day to Fun Time U.S.A. everything about it was great. Mrs.Keller was the greatest teacher and I'm thankful for her being my 6th grade teacher because she taught me more than what was in the book. She taught us all about what life was really about and prepared me unlike anyone else. The years I went there Queens was a really bad borough, and like myself a lot of my friends lived with single parents but Mrs.Keller and some more of the staff made us feel like we werent alone. I could write forever about this school but to sum it all up this school is a blessing to the children and parents who have had the opportunity to be a part of it.


Posted September 14, 2010

this is a school that stands up to this website's name and beyond. i love it. my son gradutated as of class 2010. chess club, glee club, chorus, art club, computer club, science club. i recommend this school to anyone. the principal is the best and so is the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

our school has a great, warm and friendly environment. we care for kids and put kids first. we offer an enrichment science program for every grade. we are a title 1 school and have learning leader parent volunteers in all kindergarten classes
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2009

my child is so excited about learning about frogs and doing lots of art and literacy activities in mrs. weintraub's kindergarten class. I love this school and am exited that my child will remain there all the way through 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

My son has been going to this school since kindergarten, now he's in 5 th grade. I'm very happy with the one on one program. The teachers are great and very helpful especially Mrs. Storm & Mr. Collins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

my name is Sandra Rodriguez, mother of the Vargas family I'm very happy the way the whole school is helping me with the girls, in class, after school and the whole thing with the one to one thing, i can't thank you enought
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

my daughter went to ps55q for 7 years and my son went here for 5 years and is a very good and special school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

this school is great and this school also has alot of fun stuff for the parents as well as the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

My husband and I love that our children went to PS 55Q. It is such a great school with a great staff! Mr. Honore, Mr. Senetto, Mr. Tetro, Miss Calia and so many others are such wonderfull people. I give it 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I love ps55 its the best. Both of my sons go there and never complained. They love their school. Ps 55 have great teachers and most of all a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

My son just left another school. And ps55 was one of my choices to pick.And im glad i picked this school.He started this school in the end of jan.And my son is so much happier.He is doing so much better with his grades. The principal i find to be a kind person. She is very warm to parents. My son who is in the second grade plus program . He has such wonderful teachers.What a difference from his old school ps53. Im such a happy parent. I thank this school for all your kindness you all gave my family. I had so many problems at his old school. Keep up the great work .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

The school is a great school barely no fights or violence good security good discipline and everything respectful to both students and staff By: Shadelle
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2007

I think this is one of the finist public school. I have attended this school and so has my nieces and nephews and finally my child is going to the school. I am very proud of to be associated with the school.My child is learning so much everyday.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
71%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 40% 9%
Hispanic 2 28% 23%
Black 1 15% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 14% 1%
White 2 3% 48%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%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 448 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
7.9
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?

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents40791%
Teachers41100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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131-10 97th Ave
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: (718) 849-3845

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