School Details

Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty

330 Rugby Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 282-5254
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1023 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

25%
32%
31%
30%
37%
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 #22 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
34%
30%
32%
42%
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 #22 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
35%
30%
29%
35%
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 #22 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty is MS. MARY MCDONALD, who can be contacted at mmcdona10@schools.nyc.gov. 1,023 students go to Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 1,023 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty is 15:1. Ps 245 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 44%
Hispanic 34% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 16%
Asian 18% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 60%
Limited English proficiency 24% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had mixed feelings about the school for yrs. While I really like the teachers the school is poorly run and very disorganized I have experienced my child getting lost in kindergarden bullying and several accidents. The principal seems disconnected from what is going on in her own school often leaving early. Its redeeming quality is the SOARS program which is supposed to be more challenging and has excellent teachers who care. The school is overcrowded and underfunded with a real lack of quality programs; one exception being the chess club. There's no organized sports for active children. Academically my children are doing very well which is most importance. I am very hands on and establish a relationship with the teachers and devote extra time with challenging homework. With class sizes of app. 25 kids the curriculum is often rushed. Low performing English and Math scores are something to be concerned about. There are much better schools to choose from if you have a choice. Tthere seems to be the same problems every year. Those scores are atrocious and should not be acceptable to any parent teacher Principal or The Board of Education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I must admit i was hesitant at first of this school. then because it was our only zone school Ihad no choice but to enroll my son there. i must tell you so it's been really good. he loves going to school in the morning. he loves his teacher and enjoys the daily lessons and activities. there's a variety of programs including arts music and chess. not to mention the totally FREE CAMBA program. camba provides the kids with 2.5 hours of activities a hot supper and they do their homeworks with them. i love P.S 139 also because the staff and faculty show that they really care about the children. they want to see them grow and succeed. i feel comfortable raising any issue about my son to the principle or asistant principal of Kindergarten. here's to a wonderful rest of the school year.

  • (2 years ago)

    Just found original 6th grade picture from 1953. Had Mr. Cohen who's claim to fame was teaching us to multiply on our fingers. What a concept.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ps 139 is one of the best schools in Brooklyn! My son loves this school and the teachers are the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S.139 is a school where great things happen. There are top-notch art music and science classes and new programs such as dance and one where the 5th grade will participate in painting the walls of the school. Above all 139 has a committed staff of creative caring teachers and with strong parent involvement serves a diverse population of students. We're a strong community.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have Twin boys who attend the school. They staff really takes pride in their students in every aspect. I am unable to put the time I would like into the school. But when I can I always do and its definitely worth it..

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm in college now and it if weren't for 139 I would not be were I am today. Many of my classmates in junior high and high school did not know fundamentals that I learned in 139. Going there was truly a great experience and I would love to be five years old again so I can do it all over! Anyone who has graduated from this school is destined for success (Thanks Mr. Levy & Mr. Katz! Special thanks to my third grade teacher Mrs. Bartel - I love you!)

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2nd grader comes home excited about what he learned every day. In addition he gets lots of physical activity to burn off his 7-yr-old-boy energy. When he doesn't perform well whether behaviorally or academically he is eager to go back the next day and try harder. There are lots and lots of afterschool programs to choose from. And parent involvement is very high. Somebody's doing something right at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Improvement in their communication department. Staff and teachers need better organizational skills in delivering important information to parents. Healthier choices for breakfast and lunch that contains low sugar in the meals. It's not a bad school but they need to improve these things.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been at P.S 139 for three years and I am so happy with the cirriculum and environment the parent/teachers assoc. is 100 percent active. It is good to see the parents working to make things happen in school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my daughter's second year at P.S. 139 and I really like the school. The teachers are excellent and very helpful. She is also a part of the after school sports and arts program offered there and it is a wonderful program.

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal is relatively new and I believe is in a 'battle' with the teachers and the union. Unfortunately the children are the ones who tend to fall through the cracks. Discipline is still heavily lacking in the classrooms teacher to teacher mentoring is not what it should be parental involvement is encouraged for extacurricular activities but oddly not nearly as much for academic support and teacher support. I think the teachers are good but they suffer from adequate support and the large classrooms. Children seem to be sent out of classrooms only to reappear 1 hour later. With not much change. I think the potential success of the school is great but it's leadership is lacking!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very happy with the education my 10 year old recieved at ps 139 in the 4th and 5th grades. I was not equally impressed with the eduaction of my 6 year old daughter. The school is set up into two different schools. The administration was always very welcoming and accomadating. The teachers I dealt with were always helpful and availavble. They have a lot of programs to help kids struggling in different subjects. Overall I would say that this is a good school.

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