School Details

Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy

152-20 11th Ave, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 767-8810
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 453 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

40%
44%
32%
48%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
46%
33%
61%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
42%
30%
67%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy is MS. JOYCE E. BUSH and can be contacted at jbush@schools.nyc.gov. 453 students attend Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 13% of the Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 453 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy is 13:1. Qsac School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Korean

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 41%
Asian 20% %
Hispanic 15% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 70%
Limited English proficiency 13% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Avoid this school if you can. Issues such as bullying are not addressed and the school's leadership is seriously lacking

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is okay. When you drop your kids off get ready to leave them on the steps. They have a girl there that tells you to leave your kid and go. Strange!!! She needs to get a real job!

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is great. it has the best principle who does all she can to make us happy and the teachers there are just beyond amazing. I am a student there and I will miss it dearly next year while I am in middle school!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in first grade now. I am so regret i send him there. The school focus to keep all the kids remain control not focus on study. They want to emiliate all the nature away from being a kid like a 6 years old. My kid was happy in PK which was nice. Now he does not want to go to school because he doesnot know what would happen. You will figure out fast but dont repeat my mistake take action late. I wont sign in next year. By the way my kid is a hard working boy.

  • (1 year ago)

    The parent involvement is unbelievable. Every trip and anything they have parents are always there to help and do whatever. The school is small so everyone knows everyone. The teachers are wonderful!! Love this school!! It's like FAMILY!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is excellent! P.S 193 has high standards and very good teachers that care for there students if it was there own. I give this school and excellent rating.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter just completed her first year here and I thought the school was first rate. They are very strong with e-mail communication to get parents involved at every opportunity without over burdening already busy parents. My daughter felt very loved and cared for in the school. From the moment I dropped her off in the morning I could see the care they took.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son entered PS 193 this past year. He is in the 5th grade. I must say that this wonderful and caring school took a school phobic child and turned him into a new person. He loves school! I have no problem getting him to go to school like I did in the past at his prior school. Mr.E is a wonderful teacher. Made my son feel so at ease . I wish that my son could have been here from the time his educational career began. All I can say is thank you!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent and am becoming disappointed in the way the principal handles bullying behavior. This issue should be taken more seriously.

  • (7 years ago)

    When I moved to Whitestone I heard nothing but good things about PS 193. But I am completely and utterly disappointed. Last year in kindergarten my child had an incompetent teacher. This year thank goodness my child's teacher is wonderful but that is where anything great ends. The principal is never to be seen always hiding in her office. At PTA meetings she never answers questions honestly always scurring around real issues. There needs to be a change!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attende PS 195 from K-5th thank goodness this is our last year. The Administration has slowly and steadily ruined this one time great school. They hid in their offices turn their back on bullies and problematic children. They are backed up by an incompentent staff of guidance counselors. The teachers truly save the school. Their frustrations with the pricinpal is visable and felt in every way. What a shame a beautiful school parent involvement good kids....the children are suffering at the hands of a staff that cannot see them as inviduals assess their needs and move forward.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is the best school i ever wnet to i miss it so much i wish i were a littel girl again just so i could go back to P.S.193. If you are looking for a safe good peaceful school you've found it.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is really great and I recommend it a lot to newcomers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ps 193 q is great .. The principle teachers staff and student is what makes a school great. My son is doing great at this school. Thank you

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children in 5 & 6 grade and now with the elimination of citywide exams replaced with statewide exams I have seen more emphasis on academic. The teachers always have had a emphasis on individuality of the students and had given them a range of great amount to very little amount depending on the teacher. They do have them go to various cultural events throughout the school year. They do not provide any foreign language instruction which is a minus. Over the years the student class size has increased steadily. My 5th grader has 34 students in his class and the other class has 37 students but nothing can be done due to the NYC Board of Education guidelines of a certain # of students over to qualify for a 3rd class for the 5th grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been a supportive and nuturing environment for our daughter the staff and teachers have always been helpful and ready to assist our family with all our concerns. The PTA is great and very involved with the school activities. I would highly recommend this school to any one in search of a top public school in Queens. There is limited after school activity but they have recently added dance to the school curriculum which my daughter loved.

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