School Details

Ps 153 Maspeth

60-02 60th Ln, Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 821-7850
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 1395 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

41%
30%
31%
48%
38%
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 #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
28%
30%
49%
40%
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 #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
32%
30%
38%
34%
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 #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
26%
30%
30%
31%
31%

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 #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 153 Maspeth is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 153 Maspeth is MS. SUSAN BAUER, whose e-mail is sbauer@schools.nyc.gov. 1,395 children attend Ps 153 Maspeth and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 10% of the Ps 153 Maspeth students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 1,395 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 153 Maspeth is 16:1. Ps 71 Forest is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 19%
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 48% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 73%
Limited English proficiency 10% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my son goes in this school in kindergarten and the teachers are really very heartless been made to feel very sad for my son I do not recommend at all

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter goes to the school and she loves it she comes home everyday happy which in makes me happy. She gets can adequate amount of H.W and I feel she is learning. I can't wait for my son to start kindergarden next year's

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has just entered the 2nd grade and my daughter Kindergarten - The last 3 years at PS 153 have been wonderful to say the least. My son's experience with his teacher's have been great for him academically and socially. He continues to visit them in their classroom. I feel proud of how involved Mrs. Bauer the principal is with the classrooms and the children. I've seen her at every PTA CEC and special class events. Her commitment rolls down to the staff teachers aides security and volunteers. My daughter is so excited about being at PS 153 where her brother goes and so am I !!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best. My daughter had a very special kind of kindergarten teacher Ms Arato by far is one of the best. My daughter loved going to school and did not look forward to the weekends. I loved the fact that they have zero tolerance for bullying in the school and I never had to worry about her safety in school. I am super glad this school has a great team such as Ms Baur Ms Vartanian Ms Yanez Mr Willard the security in the front very friendly and always willing to help. I am grateful my daughter attends this school I would highly recommend this school for there excellent curriculum and ways of touching families lives . Thank you P.S. 153

  • (1 year ago)

    I have just graduated from this school as the valedictorian and I nearly burst into tears in the middle of my speech. This school is the best school in Queens and I feel that the school has improved a lot by adding more extracurricular activities after and before school such as a gymnastics team a CHAMPS team a glee club a chorus a band and more. The school teaches responsibilities on fun trips such as a trip to the Statue of Liberty in fifth grade as a reward for wearing uniform (you can opt-out of the uniform requirements if you want) and in the sixth grade you go to Philadelphia for a day. The school doesn't exclude the classes that are not part of their Gifted and Talented (Beacon) program and often include them in assemblies trips and visits from important figures in New York.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school I just wish they had an after-school program for my twins who attended Kindergarten from 2012-2013.

  • (1 year ago)

    Starting out from Ms. Susan Yanez( parent coordinator) Ms. Bauer(principal) Ms. Paese (Beacon 1st Grade) Ms. Spano (Beacon 2nd Grade). The following listed are amazing individuals! Very caring and amazing team! I am very grateful for those individuals metioned! -Mercado

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is going to 3rd grade. As a new student in the Beacon program in 2nd grade she loved it from day 1. The beacon teacher was very inspiring and welcoming.

  • (3 years ago)

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves for calling the police on a 7 year old boy and having him arrested. What if that were your child?! How traumatizing!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The dedicated staff...and all the wonderful students

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and parents really work for the benefit of the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a warm and inviting place for students to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    PS 153 is a great school as well as a home away from home for the students. It is a very large school that manages to have the feel and benefits of a small school. Students are valued respected and encouraged to grow and be their best academically and personally. The staff and administration are very professional highly trained and dedicated to providing a quality education for all. The amazing PTA is second to none. The students are eager to learn and enjoy all of the enrichment activities the school provides. Last but certainly not least the school has an award-winning band under the direction of music director Linda Strickon. PS 153 is an amazing institution of learning and most deserving of an award.

  • (4 years ago)

    P.S. 153 Maspeth is a rare New York City school. While many other schools are dreary looking P.S. 153 is a clean bright school with an atmosphere conducive to learning. The staff is very dedicated and consists of many highly qualified teachers. The administration encourages communication with parents and among teachers. The students are polite and a pleasure to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is very helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is exceptionally caring and expects the best for =m the children. From School Safety to teachers to Principal to Crossing gaurds. All are concerned for the childrens growth educationally morally and state of mind. My son comes home everyday with a smile and does his homework with motivation. He does not want to disappoint his teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this great school ! One of the best in NY. The principal Mrs Baur and the A/Ps Ms Vartanian Mrs Voogt Mrs Murphy along with all the staff should be commended Keep up the good work everyone !

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in PS 153 and we both love it! The teachers are wonderful the principal really advocates for the students and the PTA is one of the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children that attend PS 153. I love the school and so do my kids. The teachers principal and administration are wonderful. They truly care about the kids and are always available to speak to the parents. My kids love going to school everyday!

  • (5 years ago)

    I was very impressed with the school and especially its staff for their caring and devotion that they all have.Much credit has to go to the administration under the direct caring vision of Principal BAUER and her much devoted to the children Asst Principals VARTANIAN VOOGHT AND MURPHY. With limited resources that have made PS 153 the envies of the ny public school system and proud to say my child attends PS 153 !

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