School Details

P.S. 235 Lenox School

525 Lenox Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 773-4869
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1266 students 19 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

37%
21%
31%
39%
22%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
22%
30%
41%
22%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
23%
30%
26%
19%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
16%
30%
88%
19%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
19%
31%
81%
15%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
19%
34%
70%
16%
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 #18 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 235 Lenox School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of P.S. 235 Lenox School is MR. LAURENCE D. LORD, whose e-mail is lsolita@schools.nyc.gov. 1,266 students attend P.S. 235 Lenox School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the P.S. 235 Lenox School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 1,266 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 235 Lenox School is 19:1. Excelsior Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% 90%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 72%
Limited English proficiency 1% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This is far the best school! Check out their report card on the NYS EDUCATION portal. It is the ONLY school that got A's across the board. My two boys are enlisted in the schools awesome SOAR program. I love it! Very hands on...the teachers teach how when where and what you would do! EXCELLENT SCHOOL! The only bad thing NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS...would be great if MUSIC a foreign language any SPORT was added so the kids can have something to do...maybe they should ask for volunteers...just a thought.

  • (1 year ago)

    I HIGHLY recommend PS 235. My child is is pre-k and the amount of work covered in class is amazing. I feel as though my child attends a private school but the environment is relaxed. My child is constantly challenged. However the teacher was annoying at times always negative with my child on her behaviour in the classroom. She never praised her for any good behaviour. This affected my child most of the time. I guess the relationship between the two was bad because my child was golden whenever the teacher was off sick.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is no longer a good/great school. Academically if you are in the SOAR program and get a good teacher then you are lucky. If you do not get a good teacher dog bite you! My child did well up until 4th grade when we had the worst teacher Ms. Caliendo. Poor classroom management. Your child suffered if you questioned anything. She dislikes parents that question her teaching or classroom style and she takes it out on the children. She LOVES to kick children out of the room for any minor thing. I say look elsewhere. There are better schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    OMG!! First I'd like to give props to the 3 best teachers at ps235-Ms Givner Ms Tasimowicz and Ms Dixon. My son graduate 5th grade and I'm glad he's out. The 5th grade teachers were HORRIBLE Ms Straker in particular. This woman taught my son for 3 months he strayed away and I never found out about it until Nov during parent teacher conference. Her words to me was " I was wondering where are the parents for this child?" Never did I receive a courtesy call and knowing my child is a well mannered child you would think she'd show that she cared. My son went downhill academically after 5th grade and they are partly to blame. A bunch of negative screamers who chattered the poor children confidence. They were so afraid of ever asking a question because if they got it wrong they would be screamed at and asked to leave the classroom...go figure. My son did not learn anything in that school. Maybe it was reputable back then but not know. There's favoritism and I suggest that these teachers take a course themselves on how to teach and conduct themselves professionally. I can't wait for my 2nd child to be out of this school it's gone to the dogs from top to bottom.

  • (1 year ago)

    P.S. 235 is a great school. I attended the school and now my daughter and son attend the school. Also 6 of my nieces and nephews attend. I love the school environment and the teachers are great.

  • (1 year ago)

    i hate this school Ms.Coatl the 5th grade teacher is the worst teacher ever if your in 5th grade never go to that teacher believe me i know i used to go there and i hated my mom for letting me go to her and everone who put me in that class.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to add that P.S 235 need to add more play time and gym time. Kids NEED play time they will have less "hibby jibbies" in the classroom and the teachers will not spend unnecessary time getting the class settled. There should be arts and music added to the curriculum and should not be limtied to a few classes. If we focus on these activities the knowledge and readiness for state tests will come naturally. Believe me art and music work wonders on the lives of children. I actually pay for music for my child. Concerned parent

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great great school the teachers are wonderful i get updates daily about everything thats going on in the school we made a very good choice choosing p.s.235 the soar program is great.

  • (2 years ago)

    The standard in this school has dropped tremendously. The emphasis is in academics and the soar program is not as advanced as was initially presented. There is little or no recreational or arts programs. Some of the parent/teacher interaction is inapporpriate in that the teachers are reporting their personal business to their students and making inappropriate comments. The parent coordinator is unprofessional and not helpful The afterschool program was discontinued this year with no alternative plan presented to the parents. This current adminstration does not provide support to parents and school which are important elements to a school's success.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school need more progessional staff. Most don't follow through with issues concerning the children. They appear to condone bullying behavior. My child didn't spend an enjoyable 5 years at this school. As for academics they seperate the smartest leaving them to fend for thier own... As a parent I had to pay for services the school never offered even when asked. So glad to be moving on... Goodbye good riddance Lenox Academy...SMH. (

  • (2 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school to anyone the current principal and some of the teachers are more of saving face than for educating the children. They're more about the pay check than that of the well being of the children in this school

  • (3 years ago)

    this school p.s.235 is a horrible school. it lacks the teacheing imformation your supposed to get at that certain grade. i'm in the soar program in fifth grade and the things i'm learning now should have been the things thought in fourth grade. the teaching is boring and hard to understand and the kids don't even tery to help out with doing the right thing so maybe the teacher can get somewhere with their teaching. the lunch rooms are pig stys. the teachers lauguage around the students are bad. and their disapline is low. childern can't get detion every day. exspeicially the whole entire class.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is not very good i would not recommend sending anyone's child to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    P.S. 235 is a great school that strives for execllence and tries to supply the world with the most intellectual and care-giving students. The enviroment is friendly and almost all the time philantropic. But the discipline tactics are very weak and the school has a lot of sanitary issuses but they have room for improvement. Otherwise their academic philosphy is very specificed and well carved and me as a current sixth grader enjoys their accelrated science progam and high set standards and expectations.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 4th grade student at P.S. 235. I love this school. The teachers are great. They have a true sense of the students in their classrooms and often adjust their lesson to suit. The new administrative staff is really trying to keep a handle on the students. I can see that the new custodian is also trying to get a handle on the building. As parents we need to continue to work with the staff of P.S. 235 to help this school remaind the top in the district.

  • (5 years ago)

    It have great programs and activities for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ps. 235 is a great school! The gifted school curriculum is geared to teach kids out-of-the box learning skills. My son's work is always a grade or two ahead and it's never too difficult for him to grasp! The teachers are great and reallly seem to care about the children. I love P.S.235!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school great teachers wonderful staff who shows concern for the children..the children are very well taught..great school

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in the sixthed grade and i agree the bathrooms are very dirty. the techers are very nice and help a lot but changing class is very unorganized. For the first few there was fighting but at nothafter thing much.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good acamedically my child is in the Soar program Drop off and pick up needs more to be desired. It's totally chaotic. The bathrooms are extremely dirty. I think I will have to move my daughter because of these reasons. They school is not properly funded and no email address available for the school or teaches.

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