School Details

P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss

4318 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470
(718) 324-1924
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 503 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

43%
21%
31%
42%
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
  • NYC Geog District #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
20%
30%
35%
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
  • NYC Geog District #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
21%
30%
55%
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
  • NYC Geog District #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
15%
30%
55%
20%
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
  • NYC Geog District #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
16%
31%
31%
16%
28%

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 #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
17%
34%
35%
15%
27%

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 #11 - Bronx average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss is a public middle school in New York. The principal of P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss is MR. TIMOTHY P. SULLIVAN, whose e-mail is tsulliv3@schools.nyc.gov. 503 students attend P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 503 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 19 Judith K Weiss is 15:1. St. Barnabas Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 21% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 77%
Limited English proficiency 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughters school is PS 76. They are trying is really hard to do their best.

  • (8 months ago)

    We purchased our home as newlyweds in 1996 and subsequently had four children. All of them have attended St. Mark's Lutheran School 3 blocks away. Our two oldest transferred out to P.S. 19 which was not always a good school. But in the past ten years it has turned around and has been sought after by many parents that live "close" to Woodlawn. P.S. 19 was able to help our two daughters to excel in many ways. Each earned full scholarships to Cardinal Spellman Our Lady Good Counsel and a partial to Ursuline. The neighborhood is a nice blue collar neighborhood and is safe to walk. It is slightly over crowded but does not surpass the mandated 34 children per class rule. And there are numerous staff and teachers who have passion and are loving caring and devoted public servants. As anelementary school when you compare this school to any other in the Bronx there is no comparison. Monies are generally well spent and there is never enough money to improve so Keep up the good work.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is excellent! I moved to Woodlawn Heights over 3 years ago looking for a community not just a neighborhood and I got more than what I expected. PS 19 is the center of the community and they still . The school is fantastic teachers are approachable friendly and very professional. My children love the school and I love it too.

  • (1 year ago)

    P.S 19 is an amazing school. My daughter is very pleased with the environment. I am at the school daily and have a first hand opportunity to watch the interactions between students faculty members and aides. I am a single parent of a seven year old and appreciate the structure that the school provides. Our children need boundaries in order not to become statistics of a at time dysfunctional societal system. I implore the staff at P.S 19 to continue to nurture our young ones and instill in them a sense of direction.

  • (1 year ago)

    A wonderful school. My daughter is very happy there there are clear expectations and a lot of learning going on. The school is very organized and well run. My only wish is that the pe department had more space - there is no gym and unfortunately kindergarten students do not have pe enough during the year- they spend too much time just sitting in the auditorium when pe can be in the classroom just by moving desks or cleaning the cafeteria quicker the pe scheduling needs to improve .

  • (1 year ago)

    All teachers yell at their students! I don't think people should overthink it. They are all very nice very well-prepared and smart people who know exactly what they're doing. I've attended this school for nine years and I couldn't ask for a better one! I feel very comfortable and pleased with P.S.19. Plus it only gets better! Everyone is welcoming and no one is a starnger at this school! It's intimate and most importantly very safe. I totally 100% recommend this school; I'm really going to miss it!! Anyone can get a great education at P.S.19 )

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers I have seen so far are stressed and angry and yell loudly at the kids. The staff looks unhappy. I came from Croton-on-Hudson to Woodlawn huge difference. Croton school has very friendly happy teachers. P.S. 19 does not!

  • (2 years ago)

    Too many students in class teachers are not able to pay attention to kids. Basically you are on your own if you want your kid to learn something. We only get told that your child is lacking here and there and that parents need to take effort to improve the child. Question is what are the teachers doing to help the child - Absolutely nothing. I wasted my child's 1 year when he was here had to remove him as he was not learning anything. Also getting into bad habits because of some characters in the school. Moved him to St. Mark's Lutheran which is just few blocks away and they give personalized attention to all hte kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter is in 1st grade and we have seen a huge improvement with her learning since leaving another school over 1 year ago. We are please with PS19 and what they do for our children! Keep up the good work Mr. Sullivan Ms. O'Brien and Mr. C!! Thank you Mrs. Wade for all you do for the parents too!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student at P.S.19. I had alot of fun there and I love the teachers and staff.The students are well behaved and respectful to the adults.Also the school environment is very safe.

  • (4 years ago)

    Probably the best public school in the Bronx hands down.

  • (4 years ago)

    ps19 has the most caring and qualified staff and the teachers are the best at what they do my daughter is in the fifth grade and is getting the best education at ps19

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attended P.S. 19 Judith K. Weiss school and received a superior education. My daughter was accepted to Cardinal Spellman High School and my son was accepted to Fordham Prep as a result of the education they received at that fine school.

  • (4 years ago)

    They're always there for the kids. Will help in anyway they can.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are a K-8 School in the Bronx. We have terrific teachers and students We score above average in our state tests.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators are wonderful. They encourage the students to participate fully in class and projects and to see how they fit into the wider world too.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like the Judith K. Weiss school because the administration is very approachable; the parents are involved; and the teachers are conscientious. All work together to encourage and facilitate students to do their best. I find the teachers and administration receptive to ideas and they are innovative in their approach to reaching all children at different learning levels etc. Having attended Catholic school my whole life I never imagined I would send my children to a public school. However PS 19 enjoys such a great reputation in our neighborhood now we could not think of sending them anywhere else. The fact that the school goes from K-8 makes the decision that much easier. We have been in PS 19 for five years and I am thrilled with the choice we made to send our children there.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school expects great things from its students and works to make it possible for the students to meet those expectations.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attended P.S. 19 from K through 8th grade. They went on to be very prepared for H.S. The teachers aat P.S. 19 always go the extra mile for their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    PS 19 is a fabulous school. The teachers are all very caring and the principal is hands on and always has the needs of the children first. I would not send my children to any other school. The education is top notch.

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