School Details

Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan

Test Scores by grade

47%
30%
31%
51%
38%
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
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
28%
30%
48%
40%
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
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
32%
30%
58%
34%
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
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
26%
30%
59%
31%
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
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan is DR. SIBYLLE AJWANI and can be contacted at sajwani@schools.nyc.gov. 1,451 students attend Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 10% of the Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 1,451 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 229 Emanuel Kaplan is 15:1. Ps 290 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 40% 61%
Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 19%
Asian 34% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
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 67% 73%
Limited English proficiency 10% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter goes to PS 229 she started in Pre-K she had Mrs. Daniels Kindergarden Mrs. Chamberlain now 1st grade Mrs. Longo my daughter loves this school and so do I. I would recommend this school to anyone. The teachers are really polite and will help you along with your child if you needed it. The Parent Coordinator Ms Messina will go out of her way to help and assist you. The Principal Dr. Ajwani is a great Principal she does a great job and she really out did herself with the zoning issue along with all the parents of the school including myself. The only thing I wish the school had was a class that teaches Spanish we all should speak English already but I believe one of the secondary languages should be Spanish. Also they should have a bigger choice on the lunch menu at least change it Monthly every week it's the same as the last week. Put more choices on the menu. Overall PS 229Q is the Best School. It is funny I was talking to my daughter and she says Mommy if we move can I still go to 229 I said no she said Mommy I don't want to move and she started to cry and I said OK. PS229 is AOK for me.

  • (1 year ago)

    Well im a 6th grader 6-3 and have had quite an experience the 3-4 years i was in this school. I had Ms.Falcone in 3rd. Mrs. Clancy in 4th. Mrs.Musca in 5th. And now i have Mr.Turzo in 6th and he is the best teacher ever just as all the others. The school is great. The staff is great. But of course theirs ups and downs like some teachers get mad really fast. And the bathrooms and lunchroom stinks. The gym. Well you get used to it since hardly anyone wears deodorant. This school preps you very welll for the state exams which come in may. Dr.Ajwani tries her very best to make the school even greater than it already is. Although when you get older you get less partys. D but still this school is so many words that would fill up the characters box. I will graduate this year. I will cry. I have met so many amazing people that are my best friend such as pigeon and camel. They are nice. (Ps those are nicknames) Anyway if your looking for a school from prek to 5th grade then when september of 2014 comes send your child here! This is speaking from a kids point of view but its an honest opinion. I gave it 4 stars since it has some ups and downs. Thanks for reading XOXOXOXOXOX I LOVE 229

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like this school. I've been going here since kindergarten. Teachers are nice but I do have a few complaints whenever it is a sunny day either boys go out or girls go out once you reach 3rd Grade. It depends on the number of the day so for example if it is the 23rd and it is sunny the girls will go out because girls go out on even and boys go out on odd. I don't think it's fair because of the 31st and 1st. Also if it is rainy on boys day out they have to wait 2 days!!!!!! Also the new wing has problems with air conditioning when its hot they get heat when it is cold they get AC. This has been going on since 3rd grade and now I'm in 4th. Also in second grade my teacher had no patience. Her face would get red and she would yell at you for one missed homework! My last complaint is that the bathrooms are disgusting! In the girls room only 2 stalls work out of 5! In the boys room my friend told me that only 3 stalls worked ou of 5 but one of them is really gross. So all of my teachers were good. They include Mrs. McNally Mrs Minonopolus Mrs. Schulman Mrs. Goren and rigt now I have Mrs. Perrone

  • (1 year ago)

    I am highly impressed with this community-minded school. I think that the principal does an excellent job with ever precarious resources. She fights diligently for the students! Yes the style is a bit authoritarian here (I would prefer to see more of a Montessori approach in action) but this is the reality of NYC public schools- would that we all could afford to put our children in private school or move to the best suburban school districts! It is in a working-class area of Queens and one must deal with all the socio-political reality of such. It will be underfunded overcrowded and it will always have to struggle to give the students what they deserve. However my kids love this school because they feel that both their personhood and intelligence are honored that they can be creative thinkers and questioners without repercussion but with encouragement! Wherever they end up in the future those qualities in the classroom are the most important ones of which a parent must absolutely insist! No place is perfect (my mom always said about teachers "take the good with the bad") but at the end of the day I consider this school a blessing and I am pleased to endorse it.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school needs to improve in many areas. Some of the teachers are rather condescending and militant. The principal is not approachable. Thank God for the assistant principals that are assigned to a particular grade. They give you the respect and listen to your concerns. They are the BEST. The staff in the school office are rude and abrupt. They will talk over your voice. Dismissals are a nightmare. Schoolyard resembles rush hour at Grand Central Station.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school academically is good but when it's time for dismissal I think it's very unorganized they have all the students cOme out the same way mind u at time for arrival they all the kids go inside different entrances. They need to get more organized at time of dismissal like every other schools

  • (2 years ago)

    My two children will be attending PS 229 (starting next week). I'm nervous because I have read good and bad reviews about this school and it'll be a new place for my kids. I'm an active parent in my kids' education and I expect nothing but the best from school administrators teachers and every one who works at PS 229. At this point I'll give them a 4 stars for giving me a good impression the only day that I've been there (to register my kids) and for the good reviews I have read and heard about it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would have given this school 5 stars back in the late 90's and early 00's but the administration changed and so did the school. When my older children attended there was discipline and children were held to a high standard. The administration that has been running this school for the last few years have lost that. Bullying does take place and it is hushed up. Although90% of the teachers are wonderful there are a few that should not be in the class room. They don't know how to teach and want to be friends to the students more than mentors or have no patience and should retire. The concept of "whole language" teaching is leading to a generation of children who can't spell. The "Everyday Math" program is a joke. This school used to be in the top 3 of our district. It isn't anymore and that is what the real shame is. If the administration would spend more time holding kids and teachers accountable it would be a much better school. The old principal (who was male) knew every student by name. The present one can't be bothered.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wow.. I really miss the old days. My name is Peter Cho and I attended this school from kindergarden to 4th grade. Had to move during the summer of 5th grade =/. I remember the teachers Ms Bloom Ms Surachi Ms Chefitz Ms Tursanovic Mr Summer man i forgot the rest hahaha wow.. long time. I think I left this school at year 2004. I am in the 12th grade about to graduate to college and I still reminisce about this school and the memories.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently attending this school. I am in sixth grade (6-3) and I love it here though I will be graduating within about a month it was a very good experience. Shout out to Mr. Catano and Mr. Turzo. You guys are awesome! I seriously don't know where I'd be without you two! You two have taught me a lot and I will never forget you! The teachers at this school are friendly and the environment is safe. There is almost no bullying. The events are great the trips very informational and fun! I loved having the chance to attend this school. Parents out there who are not sure what school to send your children to why not send them to P.S.229? Its the best place possible ). Also I loved the Yearbook club that the sixth graders get to do for the whole grade! There's also a crews and a picnic. It has very high expectations for the children attending and the children who graduate are smart as ... well there's really nothing as smart as us! ) Again thanks Mr. Catano and Mr. Turzo you've been very kind and helpful throughout this grade. ( I'll miss you guys when I graduate!

  • (4 years ago)

    It has the most wonderful principal and staff - everyone cares and goes beyond to help each child. They teach respect and dignity and build character especially teaching how important it is to respect fellow classmates and that bullying is wrong and hurtful. The help the children expand their horizons and imaginations and build confidence and help each child meet the challenges in their life.

  • (4 years ago)

    P.S. 229 is a wonderful school! The teachers and administration and all staff are dedicated to the children.They make sure their children have not only the best education but that the children also get to do ballroom dancing photography and special olympics. The school fights to keep their funded programs alive.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent Teachers and Staff my children have been in this school since Pre-K.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has a warm community and an excellent learning environment as well as a dedicated PTA

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyone works as a team we are multicultural and we have students with and without specials needs who help each other and work together too.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Granddaughter has been going to this School from pre K sheis in 3rd grade know i like it very much also very helpfull that you have the YMCA group that helps her my daughter and both work. Thank you for this program.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in 1st grade. He has been going to this school since Pre-K. This is a great school small and the teachers are amazing. His current teacher Ms. Chambertain is the best. I live in Maspeth and have had the option to send my son to 2 schools near by 153 and 58. Everyone is bragging about PS153 but I think PS 229 is much better. No bulling and the school size is perfect.

  • (5 years ago)

    excellent in every way you professionals dont get paid enough talk about a labor of love.well done to you all.

  • (5 years ago)

    The world greatest school i ever seen. Good teacher and no bullying. Perfect

  • (5 years ago)

    1.good teachers 2.tests are fair(not to hard and not to easy) 3.enough homework 4.good teaching 5.subjects are filled

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