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Ps 37

Public | PK-4, 6-7 & ungraded | 344 students

 
 

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Posted September 8, 2014

This is an amazing school filled with caring, wonderful people. From the nurse, to the speech teachers, occupational therapists, music and dance teachers and every other teacher and staff member, even the security guard when you walk in the door. They have a level of quality they uphold, they go above and beyond for your child and for the family like no other community or organization I've ever been a part of. They give your child's education, health and well being the personal attention, respect and care you know they deserve and you feel the love they have for their position. Because it's not just a job to them. It feels like they're investing everything they can into helping your child learn, write, speak, move properly, communicate...it's personal to them...because they know and can see and feel how personal it is to us and how invested we are in our children...they try just as hard as we do.... They are amazing. There should be 10 stars for this school. Even the PTA in the school is completely hands on and totally and completely helpful. They also have a parent coordinator to fill in the blanks and helps where she can..they all live for these kids! Truly amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

these reviews are interesting. i am disappointed that i cannot write a postive review. my autistic brother is not getting the speech therapy and occupational therapy he needs. we moved to NY last year and he is nonverbal but he did not got speech therapy for a year..........currently he's only getting 1 1/2 hr a week. ...and the school told us to wait until April.......


Posted October 11, 2010

wonderful school to support and building a foundation for a more happy future!


Posted October 8, 2010

Fantastic school, just amazing work with the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Good initiative, great people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

They do wonderful things with the children. Staff is kind and patient. My nephew is autistic and because of them he now says words and sometimes makes eye contact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

This school has amazing hard working teachers who go above and beyond for their children and parents! Good Luck!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2010

This school helps these challenged children accomplish things we never would have thought possible...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The work they have done with the children has been astounding. They really care about them and their future


Posted May 21, 2010

My son goes to p.s. 37 and has made great strides...he has wonderful teachers...and great friends!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

This is just an all out amazing institution with the best teachers! My cousin is autistic and attends this establishment and the amount of improvement this child has made thanks to these special individuals who take the time to care is unbelieveable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

They are very good with the kids and how they help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

My son has done so well in this school my wife and I are so upset that he graduating this june I wish he was able to stay forever the teachers and entire staff are just wonderful. I hope you win!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

PS 37 is an excellent school. The teachers, therapists and staff are very invovled in helping and teaching our kids with such great zeal. They are like magicians that work wonders on every aspect to learning and growing fruitfully. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Hard working community for a group of kids who need it! Best of luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

This school has wonderful programs designed to help educate students with Autism, as well as other disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

You have strong parents who believe in their children and how great the school is!


Posted May 21, 2010

Because it has become a signature for the borough and evoked passion in the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I love the school because it is giving the children education and the proper attention these children need that they may not/will not get in other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Great school with teachers who truly care and understand that it's all about the kids.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 60% 48%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Black 2 10% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 152%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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 253 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

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
9.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15850%
Students2392%
Teachers7269%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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15 Fairfield St
Staten Island, NY 10308
Phone: (718) 984-9800

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