School Details

Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein

725 Brady Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 824-7350
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 1444 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

22%
32%
30%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
33%
25%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
30%
28%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein is PRINCIPAL - MR. CHRISTOPHER EUSTACE and can be contacted at ceustac@schools.nyc.gov. 1,444 children attend Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 22% of the Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 1,444 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 105 Senator Abraham Bernstein is 13:1. Ps 96 Richard Rodgers is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% %
Asian 9% %
Hispanic 65% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% None%
Limited English proficiency 22% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    throughout all 5 years in this school is amazing me and a couple of our friends helped this school it has excellent programs and theatre trips an opportunities i recommend this school

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is good my daughter's teachers did a good Job with the Kids ms. Tagani and ms. Cedrola keep doing a exelent Job.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school. I went here years when I was a child and I thought it was ok but now that I have my child there I want to transfer. This school is clearly overcrowded and the children are paying the price. My child's teacher is very disorganized always forgetting to give my child their homework or losing it. There is virtually no communication between me and this teacher. The only time the school reaches out to a parent is to complain or say something negative. They wait till report cards come out to tell you that your child is doing poorly in a certain area when if you would have known about it earlier you could have worked more closely with your child. For kindergarten they don't have anything fun for these kids. I know schools in the south bronx that offer more recreational/electives than this school. An utter disappointment.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is not worth it if you can try your best and take your child to a surrounding school its quite hard do to zoning but it can be done.The principal is rude and most teachers are there just for a check.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter maya ross loved her teacher 3-317...ms smith and ms racanelli ...THANK YOU SO MUCH she went from 43 percent on ela reading to 78 percent and from 72 percent on math to 92 percent and is fresh and ready to go for 4th grade ....i think ps105 is one of the most underrated schools in our zip code...KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK STAFF AND STUDENTS HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER AND SEP WE GET BACK TO WORK

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is lacking any leadership from the principal and some of the staff is unmotivated to do any good work. It looks like they are there to collect their checks and nothing else metters... but then the principal is not a person to motivate them...

  • (3 years ago)

    I must admit that I am very happy with PS 105. I think that the teachers are very motivating and accommodating to the student's individual needs. Extra practice sessions are held to help student pass the assessment exams they are very informative with about your child's educational needs improvements school events changes etc. I am VERY disappointed that the school no longer has challenge classes. I think that this sets back students who are more advance that others and makes them less excited about school. My daughter truly enjoys school and looks forward to attending school every day but she seem a little bored this pass year and was not that motivated. She had an excellent teacher this past year but when all students have to learn the same thing at the same pace it s a little difficult. I hope they implement that system in the school again. I think it would bring more to the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has made vast improvement since the new principal (Mr. Eustace) has taken the reins. We have an excellent group of caring and proactive teachers. Let's help them keep up their good work!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not doing very well there great teachers on board but the principal is too busy making the shchool yard into a botanical garden instead of trying to extend the size of the building or if that wasn't possible then he should of made a play ground the children like that they can have recess outdoors instead of indoors.

  • (5 years ago)

    very very bad school every day i pick up my kids omg the principal like monstar no boday laugh in your kids face i hope soon leave this school very bord pepole the laday she s help your kids get inside every morning like solider why why why me principal be open mind

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. The principal the teachers the guidance counselors and the staff are all excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    Not happy with everything about this school. Unfortunately due to zoning I had no choice but to put my kids there. The guidance staff is unresponsive at best and the quality of education is lacking. Thank goodness for the suburbs. I can't wait to put this school far behind us.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great learning experience for child has learned so much from Ms. Evans.. Great School Great Teacher Thanks

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a very nice school but the Lack of enough security is very scary especially when you have 4 & 5 years old not properly watched in a Lunch Room with so many exits that are not secured. This is a very large school but there is only one Security Guard Present all day. With so many entrance and exit you can never tell who can get into the school. This school needs more security and if the parents get together I am sure they can help resolve this problem.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has wen't there since kindergarten and enjoys the school's YMCA.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughters have both done excellent in this school. They have quality academic programs that challenge both the child and the parent. As parents we need to do our part and review school activities and help with the studying and homework. I know a lot of parents that do not take the time to do this then blame the school or the teacher. They have great art and music activities. I do agree not many parents get involved but believe me there are some that do and do make a difference. The school has many diverse backgrounds which is good. Overall this school is a great quality school. Teachers such as Mrs. Greenwald Ms. Berman Mrs. Lavagata Mr. Langano Mrs. Archer and Ms. Cheana make this one quality school. My daughters were very fortunate to have them. Bernard 'djbennybee' Gascot

  • (9 years ago)

    I a first year kindergarten parent and I am very happy with my daughters teacher. I was soooo emotional when she read a book to me yesterday. I did not think her reading level would improve so quickly. It is a wonderaful thing to listen her read. The principal is great and very available for all us parents. Yes there is a lack of parent involvement. But this is partly because of a need for better/faster communication between school & staff. Yes there is a need for more activities for at ALL grade levels.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter started Kindergarden this year. It's end of September and her class still doesn't have a teacher. The school is also overcrowded; my daughter's classroom is in one of the classroom trailers they built on the school yard. Her lunch is at 10 30 in the morning. Since she eats so early she's tired and hungry by the time she gets out of school at 2 30pm. One good thing about this school is that there's a lot of diversity.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is very diverse. There aren't too many extracurricular activities for the children. The work does not challenge the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child's kindergarten experience was wonderful. Mrs. Greenwald was true to her word as far as accomplishments by the end of school year were concerned. My daughter is now reading 2nd grade books of course with my assistance at home. Overall the other teachers and the principal Mrs Dennison were a pleasure to deal with but I would suggest more parent-student-teacher involvement and after school activities for all age groups.

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