School Details

Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S

Test Scores by grade

69%
45%
32%
74%
54%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
54%
33%
70%
61%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
48%
30%
74%
55%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S is MS. DEBRA MASTRIANO, who can be contacted at acamiolo@schools.nyc.gov. 607 students go to Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S and identify as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 607 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 166 The Richard Rogers School Of The Arts And S is 17:1. St. Gregory the Great School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 23%
Hispanic 25% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 32%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 51%
Limited English proficiency 5% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    So far we are quite happy with this school. My daughter has only been in the school for a year so I don't have much to say yet.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are very happy with P.S 166. The teachers and staff are wonderful and responsive and we have been really impressed with the curriculuum and standards. Any issues we have are dealt with in a responsive way and our son has thrived in his two years here

  • (1 year ago)

    We are extremely please with our daughter's teacher this year in the 4th grade G & T program. She works hard and is connected with the parents. However the overall building morale seems to suffer- perhaps due to the stressors of the administration? None the less - Mrs "L" is great and challenges our daughter in a supportive and kind manner.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school USED to be agreat place and a wonderful environment but in the past 2 years it has gone downhill. Low morale among staff discipline problems have increased and the general atmosphere of the school has declined! Not a pleasant place!

  • (1 year ago)

    One's experience at P.S. 166 is largely dependent on the quality of the classroom teacher. There are many excellent and committed teachers at P.S. 166 but there are also ones who are terrible. Be very involved and watchful and contact the parent coordinator and principal at the first sign of trouble. Overall our experience has been very positive. Our children have been at PS 166 since 2009. Since then we're on our fourth principal our second assistant principal and the common core standards have everyone scrambling to catch up. The emphasis on the state tests is really marked especially in the upper grades. They really drill the kids and then once the tests are over it's as if everyone is just running out the clock to the end of the year. I found this troubling. The parent coordinator is excellent and does a great job. Overall we've been very happy with the school and I would recommend it. As a parent you really need to be involved and watchful to ensure your child gets the best experience possible.

  • (3 years ago)

    I wish it was K-1! I have 2 in G&T. We have had a home at PS166 for 6yrs. We came from a private school(Clarement) and many parents from that pre-school took advantage of the G&T program at PS 166 as well. My children were challenged in a nurturing environment. The highly involved faculty PTA and other parent involvement was key. I have always felt welcomed in the classroom and would stop in often to drop off projects or participate in a class event (e.g. book publishing party or science fair). The hallways are silent during class time and the kids are relaxed and happy. All of the students were highly motivated and academically competative. The Chess Team is the #1 extracurricular activity regarding participation and competative performance but they also have a great theatre program as well as a track team. The afterschool enrichment is also great bargain with reasonable fees for classes such as Lego Robotics Cooking Private Piano lessons Ping Pong Math Games etc.). They are also a "green" school. They have a new reading garden and discussions of a new playgound are happening now. An upgrade in the technology department would be nice. I highly recommend PS166.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a P.S.166 Graduate. During my 6 years at this school all of my teachers were wonderful! I feel that I learned a lot at 166. I love all that they had to offer. While I was there they offered Music Class Physical Education Dance Class Computer and Art. I was also in Honors Chorus. I was very pleased with my education when I graduated. The teachers that I had were GREAT educators. In 3rd grade I received a 4 in my NY State Math test an average is a 3. I hope nothing in P.S.166 has changed!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I'm a bit shocked that Principal Hand and the teachers received only four stars. It's staggering how professional kind and excellent these two categories are.Without the Principal's leadership the other four categories five stars wouldn't be here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school. I am a substitute teacher at the school and always feel welcome here.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school principal the teachers the families are all very committed to making this school a great place!! Terrific g and t program great chess program. Hands down one of the best schools in the city.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. My son is in Kindergarten and he just loves the school and his teachers. It is amazing what he has learned in the past couple of months. He also is given the opportunity twice daily to do what he loves most and that is to draw. The school allows children free time to do what the children are passionate about.

  • (5 years ago)

    the diverse and vibrant student/parent body!

  • (5 years ago)

    parents teacher and kids active innovative and hungry to learn

  • (5 years ago)

    PS166 is a uniquely small and personal public school in a beautifully designed building. The faculty staff is dedicated to the kids and the high academical standards. The G&T program stands out thanks to the teachers and the contributions of the parents and my 1st grader has exploded in knowledge and is excited about her home work and to go to school every day.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal and teachers at PS166 are committed to the students and care about their well being and sense of self!

  • (5 years ago)

    PS 166 is an excellent school. I recommend this school to everyone. My husband attended when he was a child and now our son is a 5th grader. If i had to do it all over again i would definitely go back to PS 166. Love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful kids parents and teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    amazing after school programs wonderful teacgers and steller principal makes PS 166 a public school we love!

  • (5 years ago)

    PS 166 is an incredible community of Administrators Teachers Children Parents and Caregivers. It is affiliated with programs in the Community that give the students access to many cultural and educational activities. Our Enrichment Program offers a number of excellent classes and overall the school is a wonderful environment for the children to grow in.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great community driven to help improve the school and create a wonderful learning environment for our kids

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