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P.S. 131 Abigail Adams is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 131 Abigail Adams is MR. RANDOLPH A. FORD and can be contacted at rford@schools.nyc.gov. 828 students attend P.S. 131 Abigail Adams and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 23% of the P.S. 131 Abigail Adams students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 828 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 131 Abigail Adams is 15:1. Al-Mamoor School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 75% 13%
Asian 72% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 74%
Limited English proficiency 23% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is a great school with a dedicated principal and teaching staff. Though Upper class teachers need to be more active as the students have to face state exams. Grade III to V students should get more home work and class exercises. Parents Teachers meeting is needed more frequently and effective. School can also arrange some sort of orientation meeting/workshop for the parents on taking care of their kids home work and other activities. Since there is always scope for for improvement but overall the standard of this school is very good and I am happy to send my kid in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school with funny teachers. great princeicpal the only problem is they're is no gym

  • (1 year ago)

    This is one of the worst schools in the district. It has very poor education standards.

  • (1 year ago)

    Just toured the school recently. The parent coordinator was very nice and helpful. The students seemed to be very well-behaved. However the school does not offer any extracurricular activity anymore (sad). It does not have a gym either so the PE teachers will lead the children to do exercise in the classrooms of limited space on a bad weather day. That could be many school days! In-class parent involvement is not encouraged but they have night time workshops for the parents from time to time. The principal should really organize some extracurricular activities for the for the kids otherwise they would become nerds!

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from PS 131 in January 1944 and was well prepared for additioal education as were most of my classmates. I went on to Brooklyn Technical HS and then to Rensselaeo Polytechnical Instute culminating in a Masters Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. PS 131 gave me the foundation. I would like to obtain a list of the members of the class of January 1944. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Harry Ambs

  • (3 years ago)

    it is an excellent school. very good teachers math and ela studies! i think it is one the best school in 11432 or district 29! my name is gurpreet kaur i used to go to this school and get straight A`s ! i request every parent to put their children in P.S 131Q! (A.K.A- i went to this school five years ago!)

  • (4 years ago)

    I think the leadership is phenomenal! The principal is focused on the need of the children. The staff is also great! The principal has instilled the same values in the staff. I think it's one of the best schools in District 29!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been to this school for 3 years and I have no problems. The teachers are great so far.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is one of the best school my child went to now my son is in ryan middle school and he has learned alot

  • (5 years ago)

    Ps131 has been a good experience for my children. The school administration has no control over the teachers. especially those teacher's who mistreat children. However the work isn't challenging for the students. The children who need help they aren't given them the services they need because they want to save money in their budget. At Ps131 parent's aren't respected by the school when they discuess issues to the faculty.Ps131 staff needs to put children first. Teacher's has help student in the past during State Exams. Some Parent's opinion aren't important when they have concern's about their children. PS 131 staff need to realize it's all about educating children mentally and physically nurturing our children so they can grow.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ps131 has been a good experience for my children. The school administration has no control over the teachers. especially those teacher's who mistreat children. However the work isn't challenging for the students. The children who need help they aren't given them the services they need because they want to save money in their budget. At Ps131 parent's aren't respected by the school when they discuess issues to the faculty.Ps131 staff needs to put children first. Teacher's has help student in the past during State Exams. Some Parent's opinion aren't important when they have concern's about their children. PS 131 staff need to realize it's all about educating children mentally and physically nurturing our children so they can grow.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ps131 has been a good experience for my children. The school administration has no control over the teachers. especially those teacher's who mistreat children. However the work isn't challenging for the students. The children who need help they aren't given them the services they need because they want to save money in their budget. At Ps131 parent's aren't respected by the school when they discuess issues to the faculty.Ps131 staff needs to put children first. Teacher's has help student in the past during State Exams. Some Parent's opinion aren't important when they have concern's about their children. PS 131 staff need to realize it's all about educating children mentally and physically nurturing our children so they can grow.

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S131 is a very good school.The teachers there are very good.You can rely on the principal and the teachers are great.P.S131 is a school I recommend people should go to.

  • (5 years ago)

    parents at this school are very happy about their teacher..specially miss douglas

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. I am happy for my child to be part of this school. Principal and teachers are very cooperative and accomodating to our needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    My thrid grader goes their and the entire school body is all about working with parents. When childen know teachers have dialog with their mom and dad they give a higher standard in class and perform at the level the parents promote at home. I am of the students and teachers at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attened this school years ago. It was a great school will not alot of programs. I see that the school is growning due to the portable buildings outside in the school yard. The teachers are good and the parent participation is good but as usual could be better. The kids get a good education here.

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