School Details

Ps 134 Henrietta Szold

293 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
(212) 673-4470
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 368 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

20%
36%
32%
34%
47%
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 # 1 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
40%
33%
42%
49%
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 # 1 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
34%
30%
27%
41%
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 # 1 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 134 Henrietta Szold is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 134 Henrietta Szold is MS. LORETTA CAPUTO and can be contacted at lcaputo@schools.nyc.gov. 368 children attend Ps 134 Henrietta Szold and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 18% of the Ps 134 Henrietta Szold students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 368 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 134 Henrietta Szold is 12:1. Ps 137 John L Bernstein is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Italian

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 20%
Asian 25% %
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 66%
Limited English proficiency 18% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents must be on top of teachers to get information and to make sure the child is not falling behind. I had to go countless of times through out the week to ensure the safety of my child. The school needs to have a no bully tolerance rule as they currently do not. I have seen kids being hit with objects and the lunch time recess staff chose to ignore it. I had to intervene and tell the child to stop hitting the boy on the head. I called the attention of the attendant and she said yes we know the student is a problem. My child fell in the yard and she had to walk around the yard and down the block to the entrance with a fellow student her age . No escort. I work right across the street and if that were not the case my kid would not be at this school as it is a safety hazard. The principal is overwhelmed but tries to be out there talking to parents. I changed my daughter's teacher as her lack of education was very disappointing. What teacher talks about her daily life instead of teaching?

  • (4 years ago)

    I think there needs to be a school-wide behavior management system throughout the entire school. Behavior discipline as well as social and emotional needs are not top concerns in this school. Fire drills lunch/recess and dismissal routines are extremely disorganized. The lower grades are... discouraged from learning through multi-sensory techniques hands-on experiences and a a project-based curriculum. The children in the lower grades are being pushed to do assignments and tasks that are developmentally inappropriate for young learners. If you want your kindergarten or pre-kindergarten child to play through authentic learning experiences then this is not the school for you.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school my daughter is moving up the 2nd grade and my son is moving up to 1st grade they had so much fun in school and i am very happy to see my kids read books and do their homework by themselves. the teachers are always available in the morning for a little chat. especially MRS Zhao. she always update me regarding how my son is doing is school.

  • (5 years ago)

    If you are looking for success improvement safety and awesome activities -This is the school to choose. They listen and work hard for you and your children. They get better every year!

  • (5 years ago)

    Hi my name is Elizabeth & I agree...my grand-daughter is a student at this school and she will be entering the 4th grade this year. My grand-daughter's reading level has excel to a very high level. I am very thankful and greatful for the support the teachers & principal as well as the other staff gives the parents & grand-parents alike. Thank you.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has some minor discipline problems and need to catch up technologically with the other schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter Ellen has attended PS134 since K and she's currently in the 3rd. This school has some the the finest teachers in the city. I have always been very pleased with Ellen's development especially since she has always been such a shy child. She's begun to bloom so promisingly. I thank the teachers and the principal for their endless efforts and support.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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