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Ps 1 Tottenville

Public | PK-5 | 550 students

 
 

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Posted October 26, 2010

Great school, close knit family, fantastic teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The parents are very much involved in day to day activity. The PTA is constantly motivating everyone in school and in our neighborhood to be involved with educating our kids inside and outside of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

WE LOVE PS 1 - Excellent Education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

My three children are getting a great education and having a terrific time doing it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Small classroom sizes, dedicated teachers who work with parents. Strong PTA and a principal who is in touch with the students and strives to do the best for PS 1 year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

ps 1 is a great school the staff goes above and beyond we get no help from the city because of the area we live in they think people with big houses have money but they dont please help our school win
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

They are great with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

What I love about P.S. 1 is personal touch the teachers give to the children. When my children come home from school I asked them in detail about their day at school. I like what I hear. From listening to my children I know the teachers at P.S. 1 really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

P.S. 1 is a wonderful, small school with highly skilled teachers and great support staff. It is a real community school, everything is done for the children. I feel good knowing my children are happy and thriving in such a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

I love PS 1 because I have 3 nieces that attend PS 1 and they are doing so well academically and it is because of the education and care they are receiving from PS 1. At the end of summer they are not upset that school is beginning, they can not wait to start. Thank you PS 1


Posted September 22, 2010

Excellent record of academic achievement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

my kids did great there. it is a very friendly and fun place!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

They have great resources and kids are getting a great educatio here


Posted September 22, 2010

PS1 is more than a school - it is a nurturing community of competent and compassionate professionals who exceed at their vocations every single day. The entire staff and PTA of the Tottenville school are extremely dedicated to the education and general well-being of the students. The school has a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation among the staff, students and parents. I feel very fortunate that my daughters belong to the PS1 family. Together we learn, together we grow....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Very concerned about education and children. A safe, happy learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

because it like a family everyone learns and grows together
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

I love that parents and teachers seem to really care about the school, it's education ratings, and how it affects its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

It's a small school where all the teachers and faculty know everyone. My three children went there and had a wonderful experience and did very well education wise. That's why I'm voting for P.S.1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

Very nice school,every one has high expectation,all teachers are doing there best to teach our children,the only thing we need a better indoor gym so the kids can renew there energy of thinking during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

One of the better schools on SI. My fourth child is going to pre-school there. I wish I could be more involved to help out.
—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.

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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 31% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
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 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students49%
Female43%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities23%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students52%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities17%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students53%
Female51%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities37%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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 2 83% 48%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%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 244 responses

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20755%
Teachers37100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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