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Ps 26 The Carteret School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 147 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2013

Great staff. Kids get personal attention. Small setting. Excellent curriculum. No one falls through the cracks here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

The New Principal has made this Little Red Schoolhouse a wonderful place to work. The children, parents and staff are truly a happy family and the school is thriving with its new motto "Respect, Responsibility, Rigor".
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2010

My boys went to this school from k-5 and they both loved the little red scchoolhouse in Travis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Although there are problems with parents and teachers with the principal, P.S. 26 is a good little school. Because of it's small size the children don't get 'lost'. My son got an excellent education there and was fortunate to have committed, caring, and skilled teachers. He has gone on to achieve Honors in one of the best high schools in the city and I believe he got a good foundation at 26.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

It is a wonderful small school, full of charm, but the principal has ruined the morale. I have placed my child in private school because of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

This would be a wonderful school but for the principal. We are all afraid to speak up. Something has to be done, but everyone is afraid.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students58%
Female69%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students10%
Female17%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Math

All Students28%
Female25%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities7%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students75%
Female66%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities71%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students65%
Female75%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students55%
Female63%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 "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
White 2 52% 48%
Hispanic 2 38% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
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 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 13%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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 142 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

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

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This school
9.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.9
 

City average

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

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents12681%
Teachers16100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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4108 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 698-1530

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