Ps 149 Sojourner Truth

41 West 117th Street, New York, NY 10026
(646) 672-9020
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 336 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

18%
32%
27%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
33%
0%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
30%
4%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
29%
4%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
29%
4%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
36%
18%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 149 Sojourner Truth is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ps 149 Sojourner Truth is PRINCIPAL - MS. BARBARA DARRIGO, whose e-mail is kburges3@schools.nyc.gov. 336 students go to Ps 149 Sojourner Truth and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 8% of the Ps 149 Sojourner Truth students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 336 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 149 Sojourner Truth is 11:1. Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% %
Hispanic 26% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% None%
Limited English proficiency 8% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    All considered I rate The Sojourner Truth School four starts. Because the students seem to be progressing in the Common Core studies and many of the teachers are really great. However our Administrators leave something be desired. I think the schools inability to repair or replace broken windows for more then a year bespeaks our Administrators efforts. Its about multi-tasking is it not? I have spoken directly to AP Jones about all of the missing windows thus to no avail. Why do we as leaders preach one thing and demonstrate yet another and we as parents and teachers keep them around; almost seemingly afraid that we would be asked to do the job. I say hold the Administrators to task or ship them off to other failing schools; or perhaps we can simply fire them. A safe environment and a child's education doesn't seem to work well together at PS/MS 149 The Sojourner Truth School.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principal Barbara Darrigo has brought light and hope to this school. PS/MS 149 had many changes of leadership before Ms. Darrigo came to the school in 2011. She changed the culture and tone of the school to a much more positive one. Ms. Darrigo has brought in programs that enhance the learning environment. Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership is changing the lives of the middle school students. There is a jazz institute and a tap dance program. The school was also a recipient of the Shubert Theater Foundation Grant in 2011. Strong Women/ Strong Girls chose PS 149 as their pilot school in NYC. The school went from an 'F' to a 'B' this year on the school report card. There is a family feeling within this school and the administration appears to be very supportive of the staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ps 149 sojourner truth on 117 St and Lennox. This is one of the melting pot schools without hope. Some of the staff is rude confused and depressed. Kids are walking Around the school and not in class. Most of the students Are reading below average. Teachers success rates are below standards. I beg you not to let your child attend this waste of funding school. Do your research.

  • (2 years ago)

    Principal leadership is a heartwarming and sincere role and this principal wants to see every student succeed. This principal is in her second year and replaced a principal who lef tthe current principal with a large overhaul to attend. I believe this is the principal who will turn this school around and who will be able to offer hope to these students for a real future.

  • (3 years ago)

    I found the school to be very disorganized and some of the children to be extremely rude and disrespectful. In addition the staff was extremely rude to me in particular the payroll secretary was very unprofessional.

  • (4 years ago)

    I WENT TO THE SCHOOL AND SO FAR I LIKE IT I HOPE BY ME WORKING WITH THE TEACHERS IT WILL IMPROVE

  • (6 years ago)

    There have been a lot of changes in the school since the new principal came a few years ago. For one thing I can say thatthe school is clean and it never was. The principal has an open door policy and whenever necessary the students and the kids can go to her in confidence. I am happyb that the administration actually care about the kids. I read the other reviews and clearly the parent is just venting. I have been in this neighborhood for many years. I have seen the principals come and go. The school has changed for the positive and I think it's a shame that people just sick back and complain and don't join in the effort to make positive change.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is very un-organized. There is no control over the students and their behaviors and there is no such thing as tutorial help/academic help.

  • (8 years ago)

    this school is very unorganized the staff is not very professional

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a fairly new school and the first 2 years was ok. I can say it wasn't the worst school. This year a new principal came aboard and the school went from it has potential to ground zero. My daughter is in 8th grade and since Sept. she has had 3 math teachers and 2 science teachers. No one from the school has notified the parents informing them of any changes and if not for my daughter telling me what's going and me randomly visiting I wouldn't know anything. There hasn't been any notices from school about anything let alone the revolving door of teachers.

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