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Ps 52 John C Thompson

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 618 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2010

The children are wonderful and eager to learn. The parents are co-operative and always willing to help. The school has a very supportive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2010

The teachers are extremely dedicated and go the extra mile for the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I have worked at PS52 for 18 years, and have always thought that the teachers in the school were dedicated, hardworking, caring people. We have worked under the best of conditions, and the worst of conditions, and still came to work everyday with smiles on our faces, ready to give our best to the wonderful little boys & girls who enter our classrooms everyday. We are a PS 52 family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2010

everyone is there for the children


Posted October 21, 2010

The staff is dedicated, educated, creative and caring. The princiapl is intelligent, fair, and "all for the children". The parents welcome the breath of fresh air. The school reaches for the stars!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2010

We all come together as a team to make sure the children are always learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2010

A WONDERFUL PLACE TO WORK AND A NICE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

P.S. 52 is a wonderful place to work. Great environment, great employees, great students and a really great principal.


Posted October 20, 2010

PS 52 offers a safe place for children to learn to the best of their abilities. The teachers are caring,patient and inventive. They not only made a difference in my children's lives, but in mine as well. The school offers great programs and I know my children love learning. Chess, sign language...the Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies....my children can't make up their mind which is their favorite!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Because my son just loves this school !!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

i love ps 52 because they are wonderful, with special needs children and have many programs to help our chuldren grow and learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

because my son love the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My kids love their school! They have great teachers, and staff, and there is wonderful parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

it has a lot of good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

help parents and is great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Excellent teachers and staff !!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

They have a great science program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Great staff makes a Great School and P.S 52 has one great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I gave the school a 3 because they have poor administration. However ,the teachers and the IEP therapists are great. The school is clean, friendly and inviting. If they replace administrative staff it would be the best school on the Island. School staff need better leadership and they are not getting it. I have noted more than a few times unpleasant tones from adinistrative staff and others when speaking to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mu daughter gradualted from this schoolin 2008 and now my son goes here i am so lucky to be surounded around great teachers and the principal really cares for these kids.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students24%
Female32%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population30%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students35%
Female29%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities11%
General population41%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students39%
Female53%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students45%
Female55%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students17%
Female19%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students28%
Female16%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities4%
General population36%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 74% 48%
Hispanic 1 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 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 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 157%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 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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8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.0
 
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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34482%
Teachers3169%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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450 Buel Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 351-5454

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