School Details

Ps 149 Danny Kaye

700 Sutter Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 385-8666
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 689 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

6%
14%
31%
12%
19%
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 #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
15%
30%
27%
20%
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 #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
17%
30%
9%
16%
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 #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 149 Danny Kaye is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 149 Danny Kaye is MS. YVETTE DONALD, whose e-mail is esilver2@schools.nyc.gov. 689 children attend Ps 149 Danny Kaye and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the Ps 149 Danny Kaye students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 689 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 149 Danny Kaye is 13:1. Hyde Leadership Charter School-Brooklyn is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 67% 53%
Hispanic 30% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 86%
Limited English proficiency 8% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel like my son has wasted a year at PS 149. I am a Pre-K parent and my son is not being challenged with the curriculum at his public school. He came into his class knowing all of his letters and sounds and reading beginner books. I don't see where he has learned anything this year he has been stagnant. They are learning things he already knows and therefore he is lost in the cracks and acting out in class because what they are learning he has already mastered. I feel he is being cheated and the school has not addressed his needs. His teacher has made statements to me that my son can go to first grade academically but his behavior will hinder him. I have never had any problems with my son acting out in school which he started day care at 3 months old until this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    so far i have no major problems with the school except that i do agee the teacher should contact parents more often instead of just open school nights

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in Pre-Kindergrten and I love the way that she is being taught. Her Teachers really care about her education and overall well-being. The PTA is very helpful and they make you want tp be a part of the school's community.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school gets 3 stars from me. My 2 kids go there and are happy there but I would like to see more communications from the teachers to the parents it could be letters memo's or verbal. I need to be more informed of closing half a days and school activities ahead of time being that I am a working parent.

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