School Details

Ps 29

125-10 23rd Ave, College Point, NY 11356
(718) 886-5111
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 667 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

30%
44%
32%
40%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
46%
33%
42%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
42%
30%
39%
62%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 29 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 29 is MS. JENNIFER JONES, whose e-mail is jjones48@schools.nyc.gov. 667 children attend Ps 29 and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 27% of the Ps 29 students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 667 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 29 is 14:1. Ps 129 Patricia Larkin is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Asian 34% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 18%
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 78% 70%
Limited English proficiency 27% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi folks I started at PS29 in 2nd grade in 1940 when there were grades 2 thru 8. Teachers were Ms Perdue 2nd Mrs Ulmann 4th Mrs Kennedy 5th Mrs Limpert 7th and Ms Mara 8th. Mr. Cosgrove was the principal. All of these educators helped me get a good start in life although I came from a very poor family money-wise. From the time I was 14 until I joined the U.S. Army in 1952 I lived with my grandmother Nana at 121-15-15th ave which no longer exists but was a three story apartment buildinc built in 1875. Nana's apartment had NO heat hot water A/C gas/electric stove refrigerator telephone television dishwasher washing machine but plenty of LOVE and she could bake the best pastries on the cast iron- wood burning stove in the kitchen. There were no school busses in those days so I had to walk to and from PS 29 daily and later when I went to Flushing High I had to use public transportation. Never had a problem! Went to St. John's Lutheran three times a week which was where Pastor Meyer brought me through communion and became sort of my second father. Troop 97 also gave me a boost in life. College Point and it's people helped mould me. J.D. Aultman Maj. U.S. Army

  • (1 year ago)

    I like this school but coming from the school system in Maryland it's not the best. I have a child in Kindergarten and I love his teachers. He's been learning a lot and enjoys himself very much. My second grader however his teacher just has too many students. So I feel that the teacher simply doesn't give each child the attention they deserve. He's learning and enjoys school but I just wish classes were kept smaller. Overall it's a decent school with very nice and helpful staff. Also they desperately need to come up with a vehicle drop off and pick-up system because it gets ridiculous with the double parking.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent in this school. I have nothing but good things to say for the principal and her staff. They have been good to my daughter and my husband and me are very happy. They welcome us and make our daughter feel at home. The teachers are hard working and caring and so is the Principal. My daughter performd in plays last year and this year with the drama program and loves to come to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Progress Report 2011-12 Student Progress C 28.8 out of 60 Closing the Achievement Gap 2.8 out of 16 Schools receive additional credit for exceptional graduation and college/career readiness outcomes of students with Disabilities

  • (1 year ago)

    P.S. 29 is an amazing school. Teachers are very qualified and are such diligent workers. Teacher at this school go above and beyond to offer rigorous instruction to all students. The administration is amazing; the amount of professionalism really shines through how well the school is run. Administration always supports teachers and offers families and their children pure excellence. Families are always informed as to what is happening in their child s classroom and are offered an array of resources of they can support their child at home. There is a 100% open door policy that goes along with both administration and teachers. This school really excels with having a transparent relationship and their goal is to make all students successful. The school is also spotless!!! One of the cleanest schools I have ever seen.

  • (1 year ago)

    In my experience with PS 29 I could not disagree more with some opinions I've read on here. No school is perfect but the experience I have had with the Special Ed department has been overwhelmingly positive. They work hard in the best interest of the student in sometimes challenging situations. My point being that they put the kids first and that is all that matters to me. As for the principal I think she is doing a very good job. She does not seem to me the way some have noted here but guess there will always be someone to complain. I am very happy with PS 29 )

  • (2 years ago)

    This year s school survey is representative of the poor leadership poor professionalism and interactions with students. The school scored below average in every category. How this school received a well developed is beyond me. Let us see how the test scores come back on July 30. This school needs new leadership. This school is not how it use to be. Many parents want to transfer their children out. Administrative conflict is evident. Principal evaluation systems should hold very high expectations for all principals including this one. Principal effectiveness is central to raising student achievement.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am happy to read such glowing reviews of P.S. 29. I graduated the summer of 1938 and have always kept the memories of P.S. 29 in my mind. One in particular. as a little youngster knee deep in snow struggling to make it up the hill from 128th. St. A teacher joined me part way and we made it together. Charles Cousins

  • (5 years ago)

    I love P.S.29 It is a great school where teachers and staff really take care of our kids. My son is now 15 years old and he graduated from P.S. 29 all the valuable things he learned is helping him succeed in H.S. My doughter graduated from there last year and she still loves to visit the school. We really love the school and of course P.S 29 should be number 1.

  • (7 years ago)

    The new Principal is a true leader who values diversity encourages parent involvement and rallies the community towards voluntary work at the school. If she accomplished so much in one year I am curious to see what she can accomplish over a couple of years.

  • (7 years ago)

    P.S. 29 is a great school Mrs. Adams is a great leader and she is involved in every event. She is not just the Principal but a friend to the students and parents. This is truly a dream school with wonderful teachers PTA & Parent Coordinator.

  • (8 years ago)

    This has got to be the best kept secret in the educational system of NYC IT IS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF A DREAM BOOK !!! As you enter security parent coordinator teachers leadership and everyone you see have only one thing on their minds our children thanks a bunch !!!

  • (8 years ago)

    P.S. 29 is a quality school with very professional teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school has great academic programs Art and dance. The PTA works hard. We have the best Teachers of all. THANK YOU M.S.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a working mother I woudl like to see afterschool programs for working parents. I am not able to go to the PTA Meetings but I would like to see some type of minutes so I can understand what goes on in these meetings. The overall quality of the school is a good.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has the most loyal caring and understanding teachers. Most truely care for the children and due a great job. I'm very thankful for their professionalism.

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Overall score

(based on 21 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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