School Details

Ps 160 Walt Disney

4140 Hutchnsn Rvr Pkwy E, Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 379-5951
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 400 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

17%
21%
31%
17%
24%
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 #11 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
20%
30%
26%
24%
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 #11 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
21%
30%
9%
22%
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 #11 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 160 Walt Disney is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 160 Walt Disney is MS. LORI BAKER, whose e-mail is lbaker3@schools.nyc.gov. 400 students go to Ps 160 Walt Disney and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Ps 160 Walt Disney students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 400 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 160 Walt Disney is 10:1. Ps 153 Helen Keller is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 45%
Hispanic 38% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 77%
Limited English proficiency 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a nightmare My child was in the special Ed class for 1 year and he shared a desk with kindergarden kids and 1 st grade he was a 2 Nd grade student didn't Lear anything at all horrible in math reading everything the kids are out of control saw a few kids with black eyes from other kids this school should shut down principal never to be found when I had a problem I moved him to st Marys star of the sea grades are 85 and up and my heart is at peace no more stress

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school from K-3rd grade and I mostly felt the school was okay. My complaint is not so much with the school as it is for the NYC Dept. of Ed. She didn't talk until she was 4 and she was in the NY Inst. for Spec. Ed. on Astor Ave in the Bronx. From there she graduated to PS160. Even though she began talking and exceling in school every year at the IEP meeting they would only change her classification of needing special ed(ie. it went from speech to behavioral). In 2007 my family moved to SC where she is now in 7th grade. She is in the Gifted and Talented class has never gotten under a 93% on her report card and is always on the honor roll. She plays the trombone for her schools' band. The difference? Smaller classes. 20 students has been the max in her classes and more help to the students are able to be given. My mom who worked as a paraprofessional in the NYC Bd. of Ed. always told me the schools would try to find something wrong with your child because special ed funding is much greater per child than regular ed. So glad I took her and my other 3 children out of that system.

  • (4 years ago)

    I see everything i keep trying to share gets erase but thats ok I save every email and comment i have left and i hope this won't be use against me for speaking about my own personal experience with this school ....

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended PS 160 from 2nd to 5th grade and was the salutatorian for her graduating class. I must admit that PS 160 is a quality school with quality faculty and quality environment that is conducive to learning PS 160 is an excellent school. conducive to learning. PS 160 is an excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    At P.S.160 My child daren perry has grow mentally and physically. I only have great things to say about the school and how it is being run. Good job Ms.Baker

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs for 2005-6 has really been lousy. Since the schools rating is so low their primary concerns are achieving a higher school rating; english and math. However in doing so other classes like social studies and science are only given once a week. The Instrumental music program available is not fully utilized; class scheduling conflicts mean music classes are cancelled. Children are allowed out into the fenced in cement school yard at lunchtime but there is little for them to do- No playground/ or equipment. I don't believe parent involvement is welcomed since the change in new administration. I personally spoke with the principal regarding the low school rating; what might be done to help parents help they're children her response; 'Didn't your child get promoted?' I believe great teachers are influence and inspired by their supervisors/ mentors. Unfortunately they are sorely lacking in this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has Cerebral Palsy so the school was barrier free and wheel chair accessible. The faculty and staff are very caring toward the children. Most of the students are well behaved and for the others that are not displinary action is immediately taken. I enjoyed the school for the years that my son attended. I reccommend this school to other parents that have disabled children or mainstream children.

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