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Ps 69 Daniel D Tompkins

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 925 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2014

My kids went through the G&T program and like all schools, the teachers are hit or miss. My younger daughter is entering the 3rd grade coming September, and I can only rave about Mrs. Ritzer, her second grade teacher. My older child also had Mrs. Ritzer for third grade, and both kids gained so much from her. For the other teachers, I can only say "meh", but Mrs. R was structured, yet fun, and the kids learned so much from her. I'm not too keen on the principal and her lack of communication unless you are one of her "favorites," which I learned quickly I am not, as she never answered any of my questions or got back to me when I wrote to her. If anyone can give me tips on how I can be a favorite, please let me know. Overall, I think the principal is a go-getter, so on the school level, I guess she does a decent job getting funding. But on the individual level, again, she is a "meh." Kudos to the parent-coordinator who does a much better job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This school n the teachers aids principal r the most wonderful people n that has made this the most wonderful experience for my son I am forever grateful to ps69
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

My child had a good experience at this school. Most of the teachers were just great, except for one who was mean and intimidating. Also the school doesn't let the kids play outside even in warm, but not hot weather. The Board of Education mandated this year that children be allowed out in the cooler weather with coats, but the principal did not follow that mandate this year. The kids need to get more exercise as gym is only once a week. Also, one of the Vice Principals is unfair and i quick to hold your child accountable on something without knowing all the facts. And has lied to me about something as well. Other than that, the school is a good school, but their ratings have not been great as to scores with the students, not sure if that sheds light on how they are being taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

P.S69 is awesome I miss a lot of my teachers because I go there I can guarantee every teacher you have is the greatest and nicest!!!!!!!!!!!! =)


Posted May 21, 2010

They have the best teachers and staff!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

P.S. 69 is a great school. My son will be my 3rd child to graduate from there this June!! We will surely miss it....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I am proud to be the Assistant Principal of PS 69! I love coming to work everyday because we all work as a team! We have the best students ever! Go PS 69!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

PS69 has a wonderful, caring, and dedicated staff. They work very hard to make a difference in their students' lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

What a wonderful place to work and learn! My children were fortunate to attend P.S.69 many years ago and I now have the pleasure to work here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love P.S. because it's a school where teachers work hard and children feel comfortabel coming too. Many activities are geared to learing and students have fun.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2010

the school is well run by an awesome, caring principal. my son had and has wonderful teachers that always look out for his best interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

It really is the best school!! The principal and the teachers love the children, and make learning a fun experience for them everyday!! We are a big happy family at P.S.69!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

the kids love it. they feel at home and they enjoy the teachers and the work


Posted May 5, 2010

I am totally pleased with the academics and all the programs PS 69 has to offer. I would like to especially acknowledge Ms. Murphy and Mr. Manuelli for their dedication in seeing that our children get the best education possible. The teachers are wonderful and I couldn't be more please. PS 69 you are the best!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

What a Pleasure to work with the wonderful staff and children....


Posted May 5, 2010

P.S. 69 is a wonderful work place which I enjoy comming to every day...


Posted May 5, 2010

The Principal really loves the students - she tries really hard to get good programs in the school, she implements programs for working parents, and she does anything above the call of duty -because she really likes kids genuinely - not like that horrible PS 54 principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Our school sets high but reasonable goals for each student and follows up on their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

At P. S. 69 everyone works together as a team. I enjoy working with both staff and students. Working along with our Special Needs students is something I enjoy doing. Our principal Ms. Murphy has implemented many wonderful programs that are a great learning experience for the children at P.S. 69. Go P.S. 69!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

P.S. 69 Is a wonderful school, the principal. Ms. Murphy is totally amazing, she really cares for her students, teachers & parents, we are like a family at this 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.

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities7%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students44%
Female39%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
General population51%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students36%
Female47%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities13%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities13%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students36%
Female46%
Male24%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students37%
Female44%
Male30%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 2 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 16% 9%
Black 2 5% 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%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 1%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 751 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

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

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents66889%
Teachers83100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. DOREEN MURPHY

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Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 698-6661

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