School Details

Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

39%
22%
32%
21%
21%
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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
20%
33%
48%
20%
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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
17%
30%
15%
16%
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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
10%
29%
5%
12%
38%

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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
12%
29%
19%
7%
33%

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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
13%
36%
6%
7%
22%

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 #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School is MS. JOELETHA FERGUSON and can be contacted at jfergus@schools.nyc.gov. 438 children attend Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 3% of the Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 438 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School is 13:1. Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 13% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.9%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 80%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love the staff of P.S 262 both of my older children attended P.S. 262 and I did aswell I have a 4 year old daughter that will be attending this coming September. And look forward to meeting new staff parents and having my daughter attend and enjoy any and all activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I Think this school is wonderful for thr children of our community

  • (7 years ago)

    As a new parent at P.S. 262 i found my child's educational experience for the most part pleasant. It is my understanding that the school's principal is relatively new therefore i have no past individual to compare. However my personal experienece with her and her staff has always been warm and always informative. I have always be hesitant of approaching school staff or participating in any organizations but because of the overall team spirit at P.S. 262 i have since joinedthe School Leadership Team and participate actively in the PTA. If i ever needed to ask a question i was able to freely do so obviously to an 'open door' policy. I know there is always room for improve and because of the standards set by Principal and staff i am willing no looking forward to being a part of any improvements for September 2007.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. Every student shoukd go there.My daughter had a great time there.All of the parents should send their kids there

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and serve on the PTA. There is no parent involvement and the Principal lack communication skills. She do not know how to interact with parents. The Assistant Principal is very helpful and he take the initiative to listen and resolve problems. There is one teacher there that called my son 'stupid' that has yet to be resolved. I am ready to transfer out after five years. The school is not getting any better. Sorry to say but it is the truth.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten now he's in the 6th grade. I'm now serving my 3rd year on the school leadership team. The staff is very dedicated. We're lacking parent involvement. The Principal is very helpful & is striving every year to improve the school scores. Every teacher my son has had gave me their home telephone numbers so I can contact them regarding my son. In September of every year we have curriculum day. That day you can meet your child's teacher & get an outline on what your child will be learning for that upcoming academic school year. There's alot of workshops for parents held in the school as well as in the district office. There's several after school programs for students such as Jackie Robinson & Chess in the schools.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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