School Details

P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • NYC Geog District #19 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • NYC Geog District #19 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
17%
30%
16%
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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
  • NYC Geog District #19 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin is MS. MONICA DUNCAN, whose e-mail is mduncan@schools.nyc.gov. 830 students go to P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 17% of the P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 830 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin is 14:1. P.S. 214 Michael Friedsam is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 6%
Asian 26% %
Hispanic 23% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
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 96% 86%
Limited English proficiency 17% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    BEST SCHOOL EVER. I left this school in 4th grade to attend a middle school that starts in 5th grade. i totally regret not graduating from that school. i loved all my years at 159 EXCEPT for kindergarten. that was the worst year of my entire school year. i used to get abused by a teacher named Ms.******(i wont say her name) she used to literally push me around and accuse me of things i did not do puposely. once she threw me into a chair. i told my mom but she did not believe me. if i knew about suing i would have sued her right away. PARENTS DONT WORRY KNOW for she is no longer in that school. this is a great school and you should let your child attend it

  • (3 years ago)

    I WAS A FORMER CLASSMATE 1969 BEST SCHOOL EVER LOVED MY TEACHER MR KITROSSA IM TRYING TO LOCATE TEACHER AND CLASSMATE MY NAME WAS DARIA CUCHES MARRIED FOISSET

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former parenjt of this school and find the teachers especially of the lower grades are very direspectful towards the students.I also had issues and nothing was ever done to resolve the problems .I find when you deal with children in impoverished communities some of the teachers treat these students improper based on socioeconomic factors .

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is an excellent school. I give this school five stars as a rating. I know that kids in the class are focus. If i ask what they were learning about today they can explain it to the last detail.

  • (10 years ago)

    As the kids move up a grade their learning disabilities seem to drop. The teachers speak in a very inappropriate manner to the children. I brought this to the staffs attention and nothing was ever done. In the winter the children have to stand outside in the cold unsupervised until school begins if they miss breakfast. Unfortunately it's the best of the horrible schools in the neighborhood.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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