School Details

Ps 295

330 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-0390
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 405 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

38%
42%
31%
20%
47%
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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
40%
30%
37%
48%
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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
39%
30%
38%
38%
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 #15 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 295 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 295 is MS. LINDA MAZZA, whose e-mail is dmarco2@schools.nyc.gov. 405 children attend Ps 295 and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 19% of the Ps 295 students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 405 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 295 is 12:1. P.S.10 Magnet School for Math, Science & Design Technology is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 32% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 24%
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 87% 67%
Limited English proficiency 19% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    PS295 is a gem of a learning community. The teachers administration parents and students work hard to build a community that is warm challenging nurturing and accountable. Because of its small size all students are known and supported by ALL of the faculty. The inclusion model thrives here- with talented teachers that both challenge and support all students regardless of academic ability. There is an energy and commitment that is palpable in the school- almost all faculty are in love with their jobs and their students. The arts commitment is harder for schools to make in these economic times but with administrative support and strong fundraising by parents through events and grants the arts remain alive and vital to student growth. Parent involvement is encouraged and there is a strong core of involved and inviting parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S. 295 is a great school because of its wonderful and supportive parent community which works together shares responsibility for all children and supports the faculty of PS 295 to create a great education environment for all its children including Sanaa Skye Amalia Ruby Lulu Eric Olivia Mia Joel Sam Annika and with a special shout out to PTA VP Martin )

  • (5 years ago)

    PS 295 is a wonderful find! The principal the PTA the teachers are excellent. The DOE recognized the school with an A score one of the few Park Slope schools to receive an A rating. My child and I could not be happier.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in third grade and my son is in kindergarten at the school. The administration and teachers are excellent. The arts curriculum really differentiates this school from peer schools in the area. Parent involvement is superb. My children are getting a very strong academic and arts education in a familial and multi-cultural environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school my daughter started at 2nd grade and my son stareted at k and the teachers are good to all the kids

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in KG and I have to admit that I knew nothing about the school at first but was desperate to find a decent school for my child. After just a few days I knew my son was lucky to be part of this incredible school. I love the curriculum the teacher and staff are amazing and the parent Coordinator is extremely helpful - and nice!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in Pre-K and we have had a very positive experience. It is a small community based school. At first I was a little shocked by how structured his day is. I was expecting more free play but he has reponded realy well. The Pr-K program itself is amazing. They have dance music art and science at least once a week and of course lots of centers and reading. There is a strong emphasis on arts and dance in the school which I love. I have always felt welcomed in the class room and parent involement is encouraged. I can stay and play with him in the class room as long as I like. The principal is very involved and very approachable. On the down side the school has no real gym or playground (they use the neighbourhood playground) and instead of gym they have a dance studio.

  • (9 years ago)

    A school that truly cares for their students and parent community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Staff really cares about each student. No slacker teachers here. Teachers especially sensitive to students whose first language was not English. Academics B+. Very good level of parental involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attends pre k at ps 295 and we are very happy with the school. He is very happy as well. The arts program is fantastic. and the teachers we have met have all been great.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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