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P.S. 23 Richmondtown

Public | PK-5 | 499 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 20, 2013

P.S. 23 is an excellent school with teachers who put forth great effort in educating their students. The faculty and staff are very involved and available to the parents for any questions or concerns. I have sent all three of my children to this school and they have received quality educations. The only "bad" fact is that it doesn't go to the eighth grade because the children don't want to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

A truly remarkable school. The teachers and administrators are highly professional and very dedicated. All questions are answered and parents are kept very well informed. The PTA is strong and a very positive influence on the P.S. 23 community. Both of my children have been given a solid foundation upon which they will build their future academic success. My son qualified for Staten Island Technical High School and starts there in the fall. My daughter begins at I.S. 24 in the fall with the same strong foundation, and I expect her to follow her brother to S.I. Tech. There is no doubt in my mind that P.S. 23 is one of the finest schools the N.Y.C.D.O.E. has to offer. J. Schermerhorn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Granddaughter loves going everyday. Adores her teacher and is happy and eager to learn.


Posted November 9, 2010

it is a great school with a wonderful helpful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

My grandchildren are getting an excellent education. The parents are very involved with the school and seem to go out of their way to volunteer to help out at the school.


Posted November 6, 2010

I know my children are safe and they have been thriving since their first day at P.S.23. It is like their home away from home, one big happy family. Friendly, caring teacher's and staff make it possible for children to feel comfortable, safe and happy to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

I have 2 children in PS23: 1st grade and Kindergartern. They both have learned so much and enjoy school. It is a safe, clean and caring environment for the children to learn. The teachers are excellent. In addition, the after school programs, fairs and school trips are educational and diverse. It is a public school with a private school feel. I am very happy with my decision to send my children to PS23 in Richmondtown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Our school our children and keeping parents informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I am pleased so far with the staff and my daughter seems to really enjoy going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

My mom is a teacher here and I have been able to see up close and personal all the wonderful things the school has to offer and how each and every teacher has a love for what they do and care for each student.


Posted November 1, 2010

It has a great theater program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

I BEEN THERE FOR OVER 10YEARS AND WE RECOMMED THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE LOVE THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE AND I AS A PARENTS ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME TO THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

PS 23 is a very family oriented school where each teacher and staff memeber truly cares about each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Three of my grandchildren attend P.S. 23 and one has graduated excellent education , teachers who care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

They have wonderful teachers and and a great learning environment for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

It's a great school. It offers so many things for the children as well as the parents to get hands on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

PS 23 has a small school feel with a great faculty and wonderful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

THEY HAVE GREAT TEACHERS...


Posted October 28, 2010

The teachers are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

It's like a family. Parents involved in children's education and many opportunities for the students to give back to the community.
—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 31% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

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. 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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
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. 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
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. 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 "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 2011-2012 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 81% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Asian 3% 9%
Black 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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 322 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29473%
Teachers2885%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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Staten Island, NY 10306
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