School Details

The Active Learning Elementary School

137-20 Franklin Ave, Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 445-5730

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 337 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

The Active Learning Elementary School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of The Active Learning Elementary School is MR. ROBERT GROFF, who can be contacted at 337 children attend The Active Learning Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 51% of the The Active Learning Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 337 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at The Active Learning Elementary School is 14:1. Ps 20 John Bowne is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 83% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 82% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Hispanic 12% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 68%
Limited English proficiency 51% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter entered in kindergarten of September 2013. On the second day of school the principal already remembered her name and face. This completely caught me by surprise. Although he had approx 125 new kindergarten students he was already well acquainted with his new students. After getting to know Mr. Groff the principal for a few months I understand why the school has been so successful and well organized. He knows his school top down and is involved with everything. He has a team of great teachers and staff who know all the student. There are a few staff members that I feel are exceptional and provide the right tools and guidance for my child. I recommend every parent to visit the school and meet the principal.

  • (10 months ago)

    PS244Q is a wonderful small school with a great staff. In my 12 years of teaching I can honestly say that this is the absolute hardest-working staff I have ever worked with. Our families are involved and active. Our students are curious and engaged. The warm environment make this a great place to work and learn.

  • (10 months ago)

    PS 244Q is what all city schools should be a place where teachers parents and all staff members work together to support the students. After teaching 10+ years in various school I am so honored to have landed at TALES. The administration is extremely supportive of their teachers allowing them to use their expertise in creating a caring and engaging environment for kids to learn. It is truly an amazing team.

  • (10 months ago)

    I grew up in the Flushing neighborhood and TALES has been an excellent addition to the community. The teachers are passionate and hardworking and truly dedicated to the students and their academics and well-beings! The small community makes the school feel like a second home! The principal knows everyone's names and always greets everyone! The school also has a hard working PTA that offers a variety of programming for the families. I'm so proud to be working here and I'm super happy to go into work and seeing all the students!

  • (10 months ago)

    In 2012 my child was one out of 400 applicants for roughly 135 kindergarten spots in PS 244Q. We beat incredible odds in winning the lottery and are lucky to be in a school that looks out for the complete well being of every student. The first thing you notice when you enter the school is how calm it is. The staff and faculty do their best to ensure a productive environment for all. When you look into a classroom students and teachers are interacting in a collaborative and respectful manner. There is a harmonious buzz as students exchange ideas on their work and you can sense students' pride as they master each lesson. Examples of student work are rotated frequently on the bulletin boards inside the classroom and in the hallways and student progress is evident. I believe this balanced discipline which is introduced from day one and carried over year to year is the secret to having a happy healthy and motivated child who wants to go to school every day. My child shares so much of what happens daily in class centers gym recess and the cafeteria. Every part of the school routine is an opportunity to learn and grow and my child is thriving in our second year at PS 244Q.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to PS 244Q from K-3rd grade.My son got the best education and we are so happy with the school and teachers.The teachers are very energetic vibrant & approachable at this school. The principal is one of the best I have ever come across the students & the principal have such a great relationship.I believe that the elementary years give kids a strong foundation and that's exactly what my son got at this school.I only wish the school was till 5th grade (

  • (1 year ago)

    This was a brand new school a few years ago and my nephew had the opportunity to be one of the lucky ones to start his education here and be part of the first graduating class from this school. Through his years here we have noted that the teachers are all great and very caring towards the students at the same time. The principal is excellent and knows all the kids' names. He is very communicative and friendly with everyone. It is a brand new school therefore they have the newest technology for the kids and teachers. Also they not only care about the kids' academic education but they also care about their health and fitness as they are a vegetarian school. Since my nephew has departed his younger sister and brother are now attending the school and they both love it as well and look foward to going to school everyday. This is truly a great school and hope your child is fortunate enough to attend.

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