School Details

Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher

515 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-0246
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 310 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

29%
42%
31%
24%
47%
34%

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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
40%
30%
21%
48%
36%

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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
39%
30%
17%
38%
30%

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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher is MS. ANNABELLE MARTINEZ and can be contacted at amartinez4@schools.nyc.gov. 310 students go to Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher students are "limited in English proficiency." 100% of the 310 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher is 13:1. Avalon Childcare Fifth Avenue is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 67%
Limited English proficiency 20% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    If you walk around PS 124 you will see happy kids getting a great education from smart and dedicated teachers in a safe caring environment. In addition to the impressive classroom teachers the school has a fantastic librarian science teacher music teacher and visual arts/yoga teacher. The school also has a diverse population and staff and administrators constantly model and reinforce a culture of mutual respect and caring. The classrooms are bright and airy and the library is beautiful--large well-stocked and welcoming. There is also an art studio and a science lab. I can't say enough good things about PS 124--it is pretty much my ideal elementary school!

  • (9 months ago)

    P.S. 124 in South Slope Brooklyn is a hidden gem of a school that has remained intimate and innovative at the same time that other neighborhood schools are regularly confronting severe overcrowding a lack of pre-k offerings and dwindling enrichment programs like music art science and tech. The school has fought to hold onto and expand music and art programs throughout all grades. And teachers and staff have made the integration of music science and art a consistent theme from pre-k through the 5th grade. The school has been a part of the community for generations and as the community has changed and continues to change the school remains a strong constant embracing a multi-lingual student population as diverse as the surrounding neighborhood and introducing cutting edge dual-language programs for multiple grades starting in pre-k. As a center for learning and community cohesion the school deserves to be recognized for its greatness.

  • (9 months ago)

    PS 124 is a school that no one is talking about YET -- but they're starting to. Class sizes are small which is great - and the school is small making it a nice tight-knit community. And you can certainly feel the love. It just started a dual language (Spanish) program in Pre-K and will be introducing a dual language program (Spanish) beginning 2014-2015. There's an AMAZING dedicated music teacher which is so rare these days. He also runs a guitar program for the older kids. Free swimming classes for 2nd grade There is a lot that this little school has to offer. My son is in Pre-K and loves it.

  • (1 year ago)

    We feel so lucky to have won the lottery and have our son in pre-k at this great neighborhood school. The teachers are amazing. Our son has music art and yoga! each week loves all the teachers has made great friends. We have no doubt that he will continue to thrive at this amazing school.

  • (1 year ago)

    P.S. 124 is a fantastic school! The class sizes are small the teachers care a lot and everyone in the building knows your child's name. The teachers and administration makes it a point to stay in frequent communication with the parents. The art and music programs are amazing and the curriculum challenges the students to think for themselves and be leaders. Every grade does something different. For example 1st grade has a theater program and 2nd grade has swimming class. This is a school that also participates in the 7 habits of highly effective people which is incorporated in the learning. Overall I love the warm environment that P.S.124 in Brooklyn provides for my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    So much goes on behind the doors at this small school. Things like dual language Pre-K the 3rd Grade Green Team which facilitates recycling and energy efficiency both at school and at home the grant-based Leader In Me initiative which uses 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to encourage leadership potential as well as the school s continued emphasis on technology art and music. It's a safe and nurturing environment that my child thrives in. It's such a gem.

  • (4 years ago)

    PS 124 is an amazing school. The atmosphere is safe and inviting. The children are loved and cared for by the entire school community which gives them a sense of belonging. This creates the best atmosphere for learning! I love this school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    PS 124 is an amazing school with dedicated and supportive staff as well as a unique and highly desirable learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great support staff and the children are very motivated to learn!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers and principal are always accomodaing and children are first priority there!

  • (4 years ago)

    My two children attended PS 124. The teachers work very hard to help the children. Also the parents of the children who attend the school are there for the children and the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has grat teachers who love the kids and go out of their way for them!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers care the administration cares. They know every student by name. They are awesome with the parents. My son has learned a ton since he started there. The parents are all friends with each other. It alls makes for a great environment for everyone

  • (4 years ago)

    i think the kids bathrooms need help they are not too clean

  • (4 years ago)

    I sent my child here because frankly we had no other option. There is a particular schools in this neighborhood has a reputation for being the 'it' school and you can only get in if you are lucky and zoned. However this is the little gem that is completely missed. I absolutely ADORE THIS SCHOOL. Early on in the year I discovered that the entire staff knew my son by name - from the teachers principal assistant princple front office staff parent coordinator - he was always greeted with a warm hello. His teacher has such compassion dedication and PATIENCE- I could not have hand picked a better teachers than Ms. Tait & Ms. Woods to transition him into school life. The whole school rejoices in the achievements of their students and goes out of their way to create enrichment programs for students and families. We may have wound up here by chance but I am thrilled to be here. Come join the family!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school to send children. The principal is a wonderful person who gives so much of her self to the children and if any problems arise you are always welcomed to speak to her and the parent coordinator is there for anytime and she always looks out for the best interest of the children. There is no other school I would send my children to the teachers are great and they expect your child to succeed in school. I also like the fact they have saturday Academy for the greade's 3-5 to help them test prep. for the state test. This is a number 1 school in my opinion!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    P.S.124 works very hard at building community. The school strives to ensure that the children of the school are everyones children. The Principal and staff take the time to get to know the children indivually that is a very special quality.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a place where children can learn in a safe and comforting environment

  • (4 years ago)

    Great staff of dedicated people that care for the well being of the children they are responsible to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love PS 124 because the Teachers Staff and Administration really do care.

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