School Details

Ps 112 Lefferts Park

7115 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 232-0685
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 521 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
41%
32%
45%
56%
42%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
41%
33%
53%
60%
43%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
39%
30%
64%
59%
40%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 112 Lefferts Park is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 112 Lefferts Park is MS. LOUISE VERDEMARE, whose e-mail is lverdem@schools.nyc.gov. 521 children attend Ps 112 Lefferts Park and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 18% of the Ps 112 Lefferts Park students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 521 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 112 Lefferts Park is 11:1. Hasc - Hebrew Academy For Special Children is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 48% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 37%
Hispanic 27% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 86% 75%
Limited English proficiency 18% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school curriculum stinks. When my oldest son went there over 10 years ago he was an awersome student. Then the educators changed everything to balanced literacy and everyday mathematics. My middle son and youngest son have had nothing but problems with that stupid curriculum. The teachers are TEACHING TO THE TEST......They are filling the students with junk for the state exams.....my son forgot how to multiply and divide because they are shoving the test junk down his throat EVERY DAY!!!!!!! Kids are supposed to be learning in school..........not having to go to after school tutoroing to learn how to multiply and divide and to spell. Bring back old school teaching and learning!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have really been pleased with everything I have come to realize about this school and really have had nothing but positive experiences over this past school year. I have to say that I am extremely thankful to the school for being a big reason for the great strides my somewhat shy daughter has taken during this 1st year socially as well as academically. All in all for this first kindergarten year I would have to say it has been an A rated experience!

  • (3 years ago)

    My child use to attend this school. Overall most of the teachers are pretty good. The school does have some pretty good programs and if you have the perfect child everything is great. If your child is not perfect on their standards they tend to be labeled as a trouble maker no matter what the situation is. The principal is a smart business woman but needs to learn how to be less condescending and less abrasive (less shouting when reprimanding) to your child when you are not around. It takes more than business smarts to know how to work with every type of child . Her job is to help mold and put structure into them not to ruin their self esteem.

  • (3 years ago)

    My oldest daughter went to PS 112 K - 5 and graduated in 2008. We had a wonderful experience with the school. She liked all of the teachers and her principal also. Now my youngest is attending Kindergarten there. It is even better than I remember it. The school curriculum is up to date and good learning habits are encouraged and promoted without overwhelming the children. The principal is always on top of matters so they don't get out of hand and she works very hard on behalf of the school. Thanks to all of the staff there that have made my children's learning experience very memorable. It is a very good foundation for their future educational years.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this place and I've kept my daughter there even after we moved out of the area. Its small and clean and the reading/math scores are in the top tier of any school in Brooklyn but you'd never know it because the parents aren't the same snooty breed as in schools in Bay Ridge and Park Slope. Its got some shortcomings...no gym and a skimpy music program...but the small/mid-sized school feeling and a dynamite principal make this a gem of Brooklyn not just the neighborhood. Main downside is that it only goes to 5th grade..

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great. My son attended kindergarten in 2007/2008 and will be attending first grade this September. If I could mention a few things it would be that the staff (most of the staff) tends to be very condescending when speaking with parents. I found that some of the older teachers are very abrasive when they speak with parents as if they look at every one as a child. Additionally this school is behind the times when it comes to communication of upcoming events and general topics of interest. They do not post events on their web site they send paper home for everything and the paper that they do send home at times tends to be vague. I really think that in this day of 'green' and being responsible for waste this school would come into the computer age with their communication to the parents of their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent you want the best for your child. This school is a hidden gem. The teachers are high quality always looking for the best way to teach in a fun and exciting manner. I am very happy that my child has the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The quality of the teachers is outstanding!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is the neighborhood's best kept secret. The students are treated with respect and individuality as well as stroked to achieve their highest abilities. Music programs starting in the first grade as well as academic intervention immediately if needed show that it is a truly individualized programing schedule by trained professionals who care. Some of the extracuricular events such as the 'Someone Special Dance' or 'Family Fun' night force the whole family to participate in the academic environment thus showing students that school is indeed a 'fun' place to hang out.

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