Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell

1750 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031
(212) 927-8611
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 886 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

19%
32%
15%
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

29%
33%
33%
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

14%
30%
18%
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

About this school

Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell is PRINCIPAL - MS. KAREN BAILEY, whose e-mail is kbailey2@schools.nyc.gov. 886 students attend Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 886 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell is 15:1. Hamilton Heights School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 79% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% None%
Limited English proficiency 37% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Too many chefs in this school and no knows what the other is doing!!! They don't teach very well especially if you have a child in special education. They're not really parent friendly they just do the bare essentials to get them by. This school really needs a over haul better administration and better teachers. This school has always had problems and to this date has gotten worst in my opinion. I would not recommend this school to anyone I know.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is horrible just like p.s 325 its the Spanish schools that's messing up schools and districts shut these schools down

  • (2 years ago)

    PS 153 is a great place for quality education. The principal is not only super smart but humane and caring. Its clear that there mission is to urgently provide quality education to all children.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the Dual Language program in first grade this being his second year there and my daughter just began in pre-k. I overall have been very happy with this school. The teachers are kind and friendly to students and parents. They are very much helpful in questions and concerns about my children's education. The arts programs are fantastic; last year my son took piano vocal general music class drama and art. They have a string orchcestra and a specialized arts intensive program for gifted children. There is a Dual Language program which teaches in both English and Spanish and a Gifted and Talented program. The drawback to this school is lack of parental involvement. If only more parents would get involved this would definately be one of the top NYC public schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since September 2009 and this is an excellent school. The principal and teachers are very caring and always willing to talk to you about your childs progress. P.S. 153 is a very warm and nurturing school my child has made so many new friends. This school has a very good Arts program. We are so blessed to be a part of this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended p.s. 153 for 2 years and we are fully satisfied and over joyed with his progress and abilities. Not only has he made nice friends but the staff and system has been enriching in both the arts and sciences. the teachers are caring disciplined and enthusiastic. we are very lucky to be a part of a great public school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in this school and i have her there because i have no other option but i think is the worst school they don't have organization and they do not teach at all !!

  • (6 years ago)

    they dont teach that good but they have lots of activities. my daughter is in dance she learned how to play the viola. so is good. the teaching is so so.

  • (6 years ago)

    my son just started school Sept 2008 great Pre-k Program he has advanced in all his skills in 1 month and its free. They also have dual language he is learning spanish too. School really encourages parents to get involved they want parents to brings ideas. great mix of chiildren reflective of emerging neighborhood. I am happy so far

  • (7 years ago)

    The school and it's faculty staff has improved tremendously. I had remove my children from the school and decided to return them this year...the grass is not alway greener. They offer a number of programs not offered at many other 'proforming' schools and parent involvement has improved. They have a number of workshop for parents during days and weekend. They offer weekend classes for kids who need extra help....The staff is open to suggestions and appreciates volunteer assistance.

  • (9 years ago)

    School is not parent friendly. A few bad apples that spoil the bunch. Over crowded school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children attended this school for the last 3 years and I have to say it progressively became worse each year! The teachers seemed to be worse the higher the grade. Not all just the ones my children had. I had to report a second grade teacher to the vice principal for inappropriate comments (nothing sexual).

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