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Ps 62 Chester Park

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 947 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

My 2 daughters attended this school and I am truly satisfied with the schools attention with children and parents they are constantly in touch keeping me updated on the weekly bases truly happy with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

This school is awesome. I have 2 daughters and they are doing great. The teachers care and are in touch with me when either of them steps out of line. They give enough homework to stimulate and further teach them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

I leadership is great, it is a great school to help our children for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

PS 62 continues to do their job, but this year is a bit of a challenge for both teachers and students. Tests are more complex but I am sure both parents and teachers will do their best to ensure every child progresses as they should. When parents feel and know their opinion are valued by teachers, and the school administrators and not just listened to, only then can both parties work towards doing what is best of their child/student. One must remember that a parent's role is quite important and they too are mentors to their child/children. Good luck to all at PS62 for another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

My son is in the second grade at this school and he's doing excellent. All credits are due to Principal O'Dowd and her excellent staff. Prinicipal O'Dowd and her staff strongly encourages parental involvementI at this school. I also love the fact that they enforce a strict uniform and dicipline policy at this school. Keep the excellent work up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

I have two daughters in ps.62, this is the best public elementary school in the area, the teachers are great, you always feel welcome, and the parent-teacher communication is great.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
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 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 67% 9%
Hispanic 1 26% 23%
Black 2 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
White 2 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 54%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 752 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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

 
8.5
 

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

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents70291%
Teachers5089%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. ANGELA O'DOWD

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97-25 108th St
South Richmond Hill, NY 11419
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