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Ps 29 Bardwell

Public | PK-5 | 774 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I love this school for so many reasons . The principal really cares about her students which is clear from her interactions and parent hand book. She also inspires the children not only in education, but in character . P.S.29 is very involved in helping the community and supporting our country. The teachers are incredible as well. They are so dedicated and bring out different learning styles. The children are exposed to a large variety of enrichment classes . The newly updated Library is beautiful and inviting. My child loves going to school and is excited to go in the mornings. That yells me a lot. I know she is in good hands. The PTA is very devoted and always have been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This school is amazing! I am a former teacher and a parent of a kindergarten student. My child's teacher is probably the best teacher I ever encountered. My child has learned more in the past 6 months then ever imagined. She is challenged everyday. The principal is extremely efficient! My child loves going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2012

This school is not good. Some teachers are great, while others don't care about the students needs. I also noticed a lot of favoritism. They have never made my children feel welcome. There are no art or music programs. I am not impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

i think the teacher my child has is a good teacher but the principal is very unprofessional and the school doesn't follow guidlines and descriminate on hispanics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

PS29 is truly a great school!!! My daughter started kindergarten this year, and she looks forward to every school day. Great staff, wonderful teachers, and the parents are all very involved. There is always something going on, whether they are collecting for one of their numerous charities or planning the next school trip. They are truly a "rare breed"....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

The school is very pro-active with the parents via email, the teachers show a great interest in each child and they have many extracurricular activites available for the families to engage in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

Wonderful teachers and great friendships!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

p.s.29 is my favorite school , teachers interact good with students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

PS 29 isn't just a school...it is a nurturing environment where children feel welcome, loved and supported, where they enjoy learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2010

I love this school because if ever I have a problem, I know I can talk to the teachers and principal and be listened to and helped with my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Great Administration & Staff! Great Education for my Child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

It is the best school in Staten Island and it has a lot of deciplines and education standards. The Principal and the teachers a very efficient and talented. I'm very proud of being a mom of a child in P.S. 29. My son Oveen Joseph 4-302 in doing very well in this proud and respectful school. Thanks and God Bless P.S. 29! Menaka Thilakarathne
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

My son has had 2 outstanding teachers for 1st and 2nd grade. P.S. 29 has a lot of school spirit, the parents are highly involved, and the Principal highly effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

mrs. manfredi and faculty have been wonderful with my daughter in adjusting to school and she has progressed beautifully!!! THANKS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

This is a great school in Staten Island. We are so happy to have this school.


Posted October 28, 2010

It's such an amazing school! All three of my kids went there; two of them graduated and my youngest is in the fourth grade there. They loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I love the location and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

My children have only been at this school for 2 months, but so far I can see that the teachers and principals really care for the school and children and the pta really does alot for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

because I feel my son is learning and enjoing the learning process, day by day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

P.S. 29 always feels like one big family. They do so much for the kids as well as the community. I wnet to P.S. 29 as a child and now I am proud to have my son go there. Couldn't ask for a better group of teachers & facility.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
74%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities25%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students40%
Female37%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities6%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities14%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students45%
Female43%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities9%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities95%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities21%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities29%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 1 61% 48%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 13% 9%
Black 2 9% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%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 63%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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This school
9.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

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
9.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

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

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents42968%
Teachers3995%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. LINDA MANFREDI

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1581 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 442-2891

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