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Ps 55 Henry M Boehm

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 707 students

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2013

In September I will have 3 children in PS 55, 4th, 2nd and kindergarten. I am looking forward to a great year. With all the cut backs from our City. Ps 55 still offers a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

I have two children in PS 55. One in 5th Grade and one in Kindergarden. I can not wait till my 5th Grader graduates from this school. I have had nothing but problems with the teachers. Each year, the teachers tell me my child is at risk of being held back due to the "predictive state exam". Each year, my childs scores are some of the highest in the state. How can you base your decision of holding a child back on a Predictive Exam and not based on the actual classwork, testing and homework? Grades were changed on report cards (with white out) to coinside with the predictive exam and parents complained. News Reporters came to the school and the school is under investigation at this point. Based on the state grade for this school, PS 55 has a C average. How this school got a 9 out of 10 on this web site is beyond me....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

My daughter is starting the 3rd grade and has been attending PS 55 since Kindergarten. 2nd grade has been the best for her thus far and I have to thank Mrs. Trabulsy for that. She is a magnificent teacher. She genuinely cares for her students. I remember the last day of school she was the only one who didn't have a smile on her face because she was going to miss "her kids". I have only heard great things from the students regarding her and from my daughter. She has taught my daughter to believe in herself. To believe she could accomplish anything. I saw my daughter grow so much during the 2nd grade and I have to give thanks to Mrs. Trabulsy because she played a huge role in that. She has given her something she will be able to use through the rest of her years in school and that is confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I moved to this neighborhood 3 years ago and my Children are 4 and soon to be 3 years old. I hear many great things about P.S. 55 and many people have told me that it is such a great school. I am hoping my children will be able to attend this school when they of age. My daughter currently is attending Community Resources on Richmond Road it is a wonderful school that is helping her with specfic needs regarding a speech delay. She currently is doing excellent always smiling singing and dancing. That school has helped her so much to date. I am wondering what sort of programs P.S. 55 has for children with a speech delay and issues with socializing with other children. I just want to be prepared for the next few months leading up to her beginning Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

My child was in Mrs. Trabulusy's class and she is a wonderful teacher, who should get a reward for best teacher in New York City if there is one.Any parent who has the pleasure of having their child in her class would vote for her and knows that she is a GEM of a teacher. I say this because she really puts 100% into teaching her class and caring about each and every child in her class .She works really hard and goes the extra mile and it shows in the work my child learned. My son loved going to school every day and thats only because she made him feel this way , she made learning fun for him . She prepared my son for the next grade he learned a lot in that one year in her class. She is a example of what A TEACHER SHOULD BE. She always looked for the best in her class of students by helping them go forward and try harder and belive that they could do what ever they set their minds to.She basically gave them all the key to unlock endless ability to learn more and more and enjoy school . I'm so lucky my son was in her class I only wish he was still in her class this year. For any parent that has a child in her class is so blessed.Mrs Trabulusy thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

i feel that the school and the teachers there provide excellent care and safety for the students and teach the kids with both a challanging and fun approach-the teachers are well motivated and do a fantastic job relating to the children.


Posted October 13, 2010

The school has a wonderful faculty and teaching staff. We have 3 children currently attending school there. All children are benefitting from the knowledge of the teachers and the hard dedicated work of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

This is a great school! There is a very active PTA and a new principal who is seen everywhere, even helping the children at drop off in the morning and reading to the little ones in the afternoon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

This is my sons first year at P.S. 55. I have had a great experience so far. They are always trying to do special activities to involve the parents in. He has a wonderfull teacher Mrs. Delise who my son loves! She is really great with all of the kids and I only hope he will have a teacher like her next year. I'm so glad he is in a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

i love my new school. i made good friends here.my teacher is so nice that i love going to school and cant wait for her to teach me. im only going to be here for 1 year but it was the best one.i hope jr.hs teachers are going to be as good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2008

My son just started in ps.55 In jan of this yr. He was in p.S.53 Where i had nothing but problems with the principal and ap also. And I am so happy to be out of that school. I find this school to be much freindly and kind towards family. I feed so much at ease here. My son has the greatest teachers . Who are 100% better then my son's teachers in p.S.53. He is in a plus program . In the second grade. And the teachers are so nice. I hope this stays this way. Beacause I am happy. The principal is so nice . And they do alot of things with the kids and parents at night time . When school ends. I just wanna say i am very happy parent. Glad so glad to be out of p.S.53. My son is so happy finally now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

My overall school experience has been fantastic. I have one child who completed six years at PS 55 and graduated, and another child presently in third grade. Academically speaking it's great. Our citywide math and reading scores are usually the highest in the city. If your child needs extra help the resources are available ie: AIS, reading fluency programs and math acceleration programs. Unfortunatly, New York had alot of budget cuts so we lost some funding. Overall, we have a great music program. There is beginner and advanced band. Instruction isn't available to students until 4th grade. Extracurricular activities include latchkey ( an afterschool program for children of working parents), girl scouts, afterschool sports, arts and crafts, and computer program. Teachers are wonderful and are there to make a difference. The Principal on the other hand is a woman who needs to learn how to address problems. PTA is great to join.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are very interested in the children and my son receives the help he needs to push him to where he should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

This is my son's 3rd year in P.S. 55. I have been very fortunate with the each teacher he has had. They were all very caring, involved and dedicated to the children. The leadership of our principal and vice principal is exceptional. They are very progressive and committed to our school.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

115 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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students37%
Female52%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities23%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%
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%
Female42%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities19%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities87%
General population97%
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 Students27%
Female21%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities21%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students30%
Female16%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 86% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 78%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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

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

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents43787%
Teachers4391%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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