School Details

Ps 153 Homecrest

1970 Homecrest Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 375-4484
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 547 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

52%
36%
32%
61%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
36%
33%
50%
47%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
34%
30%
43%
52%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 153 Homecrest is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 153 Homecrest is MR. CARL SANTAMARIA, who can be contacted at csanta@schools.nyc.gov. 547 children attend Ps 153 Homecrest and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the Ps 153 Homecrest students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 547 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 153 Homecrest is 12:1. Windmill Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 37% %
White, non-Hispanic 36% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.3%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 70%
Limited English proficiency 26% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Very good! My daughter's teacher is Mrs.Soto. She loves her teacher. Very friendly and kind teachers!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to Ms. Champagne class on 1st grade and everyday she said to me she was in the best school of the world. She was very happy about her school and teachers as well. She also liked her principal. I'm very satisfied to find out how happy my daughter felt at PS 153.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in Mr. Eskenazi's 5th grade class. She is so happy and doing so well. We are very pleased with PS 153.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter love her school. Her kindergarden teache gave her so much. I hope that she is going to enjoy her first grade. I also hope that 1 st grade teacher will be as professional warm loving and knowlegable as her kindergarden teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child thinks that this school is great. In fact this school gave her all the training to go to Bay Academy and guess what? She's in Bay Academy!

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall level of the teachers is good.My son liked this school when he was in kindergarten and first grade. The second grade is not so great now.Although he is in advanced class he is bored. Teacher don't know children well. Don't remember a single exiting moment at class this year.Computer lab is not working properly. Instead children often are watching movie. Music lessons were at kindergarten only.Assistant principal is nice can help with some problems.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are good. It provides very good and free after school programs - helps to finish your homework and with lots of extracurricular activities.e.g. plant avocado day. Level of parent involvement is enough - with good updates.

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