School Details

Ps 253

601 Oceanview Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-3331
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 701 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

24%
31%
31%
35%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
34%
30%
54%
44%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
35%
30%
31%
41%
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 #21 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 253 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 253 is MS. LISA SPERONI, who can be contacted at lsperon@schools.nyc.gov. 701 children attend Ps 253 and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 28% of the Ps 253 students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 701 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 253 is 12:1. Ps 771 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 25%
Asian 37% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 60%
Limited English proficiency 28% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal of P.S. 253 the parent coordinator the faculty and staff are absolutely amazing!! It is obvious in everything they do that the children come first. It is an environment that I am proud to send my daughter to and I am extremely pleased with the nurturing and care displayed by the principal and her staff. This school is a gem!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am proud to be a graduate of this public school which was many years ago. I came from a big family and had recently immigrated to United States. We came here with just our clothes on our backs. My experience at P.S. was tough but I took alot away from that. One specific teacher Mrs. Beatrice who taught 5th graders made a big difference in my life. She enlisted in me the importance of self confidence and that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Though they were not her exact words but it was hers actions and continous attention to each student as an individual that I still remember to this day. From that point I went onto graduate high school complete my bachelor's degree and then entered medical school. I completed my residency and am currently an emergency medicine physician. Thank you Mrs. Beatrice where ever you are!!

  • (4 years ago)

    THANKS TO PS 253 FOR SO BEAUTIFUL AND WELL ARRAINGED GRADUATION TODAY (6-25-2010). EVERY TEACHER AND SCHOOL STUFFS ARE BREATHING WITH CHILDREN AND ARE POLITE GRACIOUS KIND AND GENTLE. THEY ARE GIVING THE CHILDREN A GOOD EDUCATION EXPERIANCE AND TEACHING THEM MORE THAN SCIENCE MATH OR OTHER ACADEMIC SUBJECTS. THEY ARE TEACHING THEM THE LIFE POLITE BEHAVIOR. A PRINCIPAL IS A ROLL MODEL OF EVERYTHING BEST WHAT MIGHT EVERY PRINCIPALS HAVE TOGETHER. THE CHILDREN ARE WELLCOMED EVERY DAY BY STUFF WITH A GREAT PLEASURE AND LOVE AND EVERYONE CAN FILL IT. THANK YOU ONE MORE TIME PS 253 TEAM FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM. YOU ARETELLING TO EVERYONE THAT YOU REPRESENT THE U. S AND WELLCOME TO EVERY CHILDREN NO METTER WHAT AND PROVE THEIR FAMILIES THAT THIS COUNTRY IS THE BEST AND EDUCATION HERE IS THE BEST EVER. GODD BLESS YOU AND THIS COUNTRY. BEST REGARDS DALI KHATIA'S MOTHER

  • (6 years ago)

    my child has attended this school since 2004. she began attending after being inlisted in a private school for the 2 previous years and will now be graduating this summer (june 2008) and i must say this school has reached my every expectation!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended Pre-K this school year (2006-2207). He had a dedicated respectful and caring teacher. Our experience at this school has been wonderful. School staff understand parents concerns and address them accordingly.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that some teachers in this school are only there for money and they don't care about the kids. I don't like how they scream and yell at the 9-10 y.olds.

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