School Details

Ps 161 Arthur Ashe School

101-33 124th Street, Queens, NY 11419
(718) 441-5493
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 708 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

40%
32%
44%
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

49%
33%
59%
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

52%
30%
60%
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 161 Arthur Ashe School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 161 Arthur Ashe School is PRINCIPAL - MS. JILL HODER and can be contacted at jhoder@schools.nyc.gov. 708 students go to Ps 161 Arthur Ashe School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Ps 161 Arthur Ashe School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 708 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 161 Arthur Ashe School is 14:1. Oxford Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 72% %
Asian 72% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% %
Hispanic 15% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% None%
Limited English proficiency 13% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school they really work on improving the educational system for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    5star.My daughter is 3rd grader and she loved her school.The teachers are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    The first time i saw this school - I sense serious education and a peacefull and friendly environment. Ms Rotando whom I met with during the last day of school has spent time and shown a lot of patience and answer all questions and given intelligent advise in the most effiecient manner. I searched many schools to place my kindergarden child in and should this school had the program that is required for him I would be the first on line for regristration. Ms. Rotando you had given advise of a parent teacher educator and good citizen all in one. Thank you PS 161 has earned their prestige with peope like you. BKhan

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of Arthur Ashe Charter School my son graduate this year and he will be a first grader. I love this school an I am very involved and excited to know that there is a school that cares about the children well being and is behind all of the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent with a Kindergartner in the school. I am soooo happy with the attention she gets. I think it has a great curriculum and her teacher is great too. I couldn't believe it when my daughter in kindergarten came home with sheets of homework the first day of school! She is learning so much and is starting to read. P.S. 161 is giving my daughter a quality primary education.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school My son goes there and is excelling in every subject. All his grade teachers so far has been great and cooperative. The environment is always clean and I do not know about any other kid but mine have a perfect attendance record because mainly of the spotless and clean sorrundings and healthy eating. Great Great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The teachers are great the breakfast program is wonderful and there is always a wonderful and healthy lunch. The school has a computer with around 35 computers and every classroom has atleast 2 computers. The music program is good when I was a student two years ago I was in the chorus. The school has many functions like a Valentines Day Dance Multi-culteral Night Thanksgiving Dinner and many many more. There`s a BBQ every year as well as field day. The children are lucky to be involved in so many things. This school is wonderful it`s in a great environment and a great experience altogether.

  • (8 years ago)

    P.S. 161 is a great school. Its facility is always clean. The school has a good breakfast and lunch program--a good variety. The class size is ok. Yes---much homework homework homework. If you have a child who needs special education or has other specialized needs for example occupational/physical/speech therapy P.S. 161 is a good choice. There is a specialized nurse on staff just for these children. The principal is new (1 year)--seems to want to work in programs for the best interest of the school. The assistant principal has been there since the school opened. She is very good with the children.

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