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Ps 12 James B Colgate

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1287 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

PS 12 is tremendously organized and puts the student first. This results in a stable environment. The teachers are sensitive to and have terrific relationships with each individual child. Whenever we visit the class rooms or bring the PS 12 students on field trips there is consistently respect and honor shared by all.


Posted October 24, 2013

I love everything about this school . P.S 12 in my opinion would cross being the best school. Everyone in the school are very cooperative and nice . The teachers are excellent . The principal ,assistants and coordinators do an excellent job as well . This school os an organized and meets all education curriculum . I as a parent of two children would recommend every child to study in such a wonderful environment :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

they have a great world music program that comes to the school. Teachers are very good with the children. Great school that also has a large community of many ethnic background and languages. The children seem to be able to follow fairly quickly the curriculum. After visiting this school for over 10 years I think this school is doing a wonderful job


Posted February 12, 2012

I was a graduate from ps12 and I love it there. I brings back so many good memories about the past..


Posted September 29, 2010

P.S.12 is a great school. Excellent teachers.principal and all teachers are so nice and co oparative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

My close friend and I were student at PS 12 from K -5th. We are both grown women and with children. I now live in Florida but my friend who I met at PS 12 and remained friends with all our lives is now a teacher at PS12. I experienced her entire journey of becoming a teacher and I can honestly say she takes great pride in being a teacher and puts so much effort and time at home to bring to her class and students only the best. I can testify that PS12 has awesome teachers starting with my friend Ms. Ingrid Romero.


Posted April 29, 2010

P.S 12 is a great school. Teachers are very cooperative and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

I am a senoir at this school- and everything here is great. We had enrichment programs, great safety and MAspeth after-school. I highly recommend this school for anyone that's going to start elementry.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

My son is a student of kindergarden, Ms Pascuale is a great and friendly teacher with the parents. Ms Perry is a excellent principal. Sincerelly, I recommend this school always. Ms.Oyervides.(parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

A safe, clean and condusive learning environment are a few of the many assets of PS 12. My son began his schooling since he was in Kindergarten (Ms McAllister is such a caring teacher and so does Mr Pedretti) and he is now in 4th Grade! The principal, Ms Perry is friendly; I always see her walking and greeting the students. I highly recommend this school! Ms Diaz (Parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

this schoo rocks.I dont want to leave school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

My son is student of this school. The principal, teachers of school are highly trained and profesonal.they really take care all kids. All teachers giving their best to students, teachers are working very hard. I wish all success of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

I think this is the best school in the whole wide world.
—Submitted by a student


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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities9%
General population47%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities5%
General population35%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students43%
Female42%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
General population46%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities6%
General population50%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 "A" 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 53% 9%
Hispanic 2 43% 23%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
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 229%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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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 1037 responses

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9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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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

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents95585%
Teachers82100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. STEPHANIE MOSKOS

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 424-5905

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