School Details

P.S. 32 the Gifford School

32 Elverton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 984-1688
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 768 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
31%
38%
37%
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 #31 - Staten Island average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
32%
30%
61%
41%
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 #31 - Staten Island average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
34%
30%
45%
33%
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 #31 - Staten Island average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 32 the Gifford School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 32 the Gifford School is MS. NANCY SPATARO and can be contacted at nspatar@schools.nyc.gov. 768 students go to P.S. 32 the Gifford School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the P.S. 32 the Gifford School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 768 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 32 the Gifford School is 16:1. P.S. 37 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 11% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 47%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten in this school and we are very happy that everything went great. Teachers are great school nice and clean. Management is very professional.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 5 year old just started kindergarten this week and so far so good. The teachers and staff seem very nice and I am truly looking foward to a great school year!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent teachers in this school. My children have been very fortunate and have had a great experience so far. Too bad the Administration isn't as wonderful as the teachers are. Any time I have dealt with them they are rude and dismissive. It's a shame because the principal is starting to bring the school down.

  • (2 years ago)

    What an excellent school! Both my children attended the school for the past 5 years. Mrs Beck is awesome! Such caring and competent staff. My children thrive in this wonderful school!

  • (2 years ago)

    My children are doing great at PS 32. They have wonderful teachers that treat my children like their own. The Music dept is wonderful. It has given my daughter such confidence in all areas.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think P.S. 32 is a good school my kids do very well there.Most of the teachers are very nice and helpful.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school with great students teachers and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    we support our cousin and want to help his great school make some money!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love P.S. 32 because it is a fun and friendly learning environment for my daughter. The teachers are dedicated and loving toward the children. They make learning fun!

  • (4 years ago)

    GREAT CARING AND WONDERFUL TEACHERS!

  • (4 years ago)

    teachers are very nice and friendly always getting a feed back about progress of my child. Very good science and music programs.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers great stuff good academic program.

  • (4 years ago)

    BECAUSE THE TEACHERS & STAFF ARE VERY DEDICATED.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because my grandson is doing so well!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think the staff does a great job with the students. We love how they help the children where the help is required. I'm happy our son attends such a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Community School for Staten Island that is GREAT

  • (4 years ago)

    My nieces and nephew received an excellent education there.

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband and I love the teachers. However we are very dissatisfied with the supervisors. They have a wonderful science program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and administration at P.S. 32 are extraordinary. Helpful caring and always putting our children first.

  • (4 years ago)

    my grandson enjoys going to school there and does very well

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Overall score

(based on 47 ratings & reviews)

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