School Details

Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg

75-10 21st Avenue, Queens, NY 11370
(718) 728-1459
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 675 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

41%
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

43%
33%
67%
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

32%
30%
37%
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 2 Alfred Zimberg is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg is PRINCIPAL - MR. JOSEPH TADDEO, who can be contacted at jtaddeo@schools.nyc.gov. 675 students attend Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 675 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg is 13:1. Lexington School for the Deaf is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 39% %
White, non-Hispanic 36% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% %
Asian 22% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% None%
Limited English proficiency 17% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    also from the other coment when kids are hurt or bleeding bad and they go to the nurse the nurse is on 'lunch break'. i feel bad for the kids who couldnt see the nurse.

  • (9 months ago)

    Communication is horrible. If I want information I have to call the office. Half the time I call I'm placed on hold while they try to find out the answer. I'm talking about simple things like are the kids allowed to wear costumes on Halloween. It's the day before Halloween we should already know! I find the teachers I've dealt with to be the type that just want to clock in and clock out. I STRONGLY disagree with their policy of birthday celebrations for the young grades (no celebration at all for the older students). Grouping everyone together once a month and excluding parents is a horrible policy and does not make me or my child feel part of a school family. They hardly go on trips. They say their primary focus is education but the work my kid is doing is a joke. I am all for strong academics which they lack anyway but they're missing the mark with allowing parent involvement (except for the select few) as well as a whole world of educating children outside of reading from a text book.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good and safe school overall. There is a great family feel. My daughter is happy in the school and it feels like home.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the epitomy of what can go wrong in a public school. Lazy and incapable administration and staff . The entire staff needs a lesson in manners and how to be true professionals from the administration to the teachers to the school aides. At lunch time the aides all gather round and talk leaving the chidlren to fend for themselves in the mayhem of the cafeteria! They never take the children out to the playground during lunch. The staff is jaded and set in their ways.

  • (3 years ago)

    Ps 2 is the greatest school in queens I really chocked when I read that some parent don't like it from my experience I always see the principal and his assistant around also there always communication between me and my son teacher over roll after 3 years in this school I find this school is one of greatest school in queens .

  • (3 years ago)

    PS 2 is a really good school. My son has been going there from kindergarten and he is entering 2nd grade this year. My son's kindergarten and first grade teachers were amazing. It is true they don't go on many trips which I hope will change this year but overall the school is definitely a good one and I am very pleased with my son's education experience so far.

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't like Ps2Q it is not a good school in many ways. The principal doesn't pay any attention to special ed program there. He doesn't even greet special education parents or children. My son is enrolling the special education program in the school since 2007. The speech service is not good one either. The speech teachers too busy doing everything else but teaching lessons. They only do care about general ed population and don't pay any attention to special ed kids. They forget about the funding they get for special ed children in the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I don't think P.S. 2 is such an amazing school!!!!!!there is lack of communication btwn.parent/teacher..The principal is never around......it's to overcrowed in the classes they don't take the children on any field trips and they also don't help the children so much in academic wise...to each there own..I mean w/so many kids they have no-time!!!very unorganized in all their events ....i wouldn't let my son thru 5th in here......i give it a 2!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of the best school my son ever go to. He loves his teacher he loves his school so much that he ever miss the school. The stuff is so good that I really love to go to & talk to them for any issue. Well I am so lucky that my so go to this school I am looking forward to send my other sons to send them in this school. Kabir Ahmed

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is nothing but the best my children love it here and i trust it its so safe i recommend it to all you mothers and fathers

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been involved with P.S. 2 for a very long time. It's a great school with a great family feel. Everyone looks out for one another. The teachers are amazing. They truly care about each child as an individual.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love PS 2. The staff is excellent. They are super friendly and with a school this big I find it very comforting thst as soon as you walk in the door they staff whoever it msy be knows who you and who your child or children are....And in my case I have 4 and they know each child...by face and name.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is overcrowded and inproperly managed. They have cut teachers which are needed. They have a principal why the need for 2 assistant principals. It just goes to show the principals lack of involvment and inadequacies that he needs 2 individuals for support. Math and reading scores are low methods of teaching are ineffective and the children pay the price. This is a classis example of how the board of education likes to waste money on an executive level. The teachers and support staff to the school is courteous and genuinely care about the well being of our children. They struggle to do their best to teach and take care of their students with the lack guidance and experience that an effective principal should have.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is great the principal and assistant's and the parent coodinator are wonderful they are always trying to help when you need it I have been in the school for past 4 years and have quite a few too go looking forward for P.S.2. will have to offer thanks guys keep up the great work.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love ps2 it has an incredible enviorment for learning and for us kids too socilize.It my have it ups and downs but the kids and the staff are family.

  • (7 years ago)

    I find communication between school and parents to be insufficient. Most announcements are given in very short-notice which hinders my ability to play a more active role in my child's activities.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am writing in response to the latest parent review. On the contrary I have found that three of my daughter's past four teachers are exceptional. This year in fourth grade Ms. Graham has her students using a wireless computer lab on a regular basis. She is creating powerpoint presentations. She is using the Daily News. I am very content with the education that she is receiving. My only reservation with the school is the principal's lack of involvement. He is the weak link in an otherwise exemplary school

  • (7 years ago)

    P.S. 2 is a school that is run by people who know how to run things and have been doing so for a long time. You know how you ask a professional a simple question and their response is well I've been in this business for umpteen years and this is how we do things... P.S. 2 is quite simply - old school. It's clean efficient and to the point. Get them in get them ready for the tests and get them out. NEXT! I have found my child's classroom to be uninspired and messy. His teacher seems worn out as if from another time. I actually feel sorry for her! People have raved about 2 being one of 'the' top elementary schools in Queens. I think some of this is just plain hopefulness and test scores.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 daughters in PS2 that have been in the school since Kindergarten. PS2 is an exceptional school with excellent teachers. I find the principal and the teachers to be sincerely caring of the children. I wish PS2 went to 8th grade!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school with only one downfall the principal. He needs to get more involved with the children and have respect for the parents. He has the parent coordinator do all his dirty work and clean up his mess. She should be principal then the school would be perfect. Its a great school just don't expect anything from him.

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