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About This School

P.S. 340 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 340 is MS. NELLY MALDONADO, whose e-mail is nmaldon@schools.nyc.gov. 568 students go to P.S. 340 and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the P.S. 340 students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 568 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 340 is 12:1. P.S. 86 Kingsbridge Heights is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
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 90% 83%
Limited English proficiency 26% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers are far behind educating the children in this Bronx school in comparison to schools in New York City. Most of the teachers don't support the principle and feel that students are promoted to the next grade who are undeserving of such according to one 4th grade teacher. Many parents don't speak english and therefore lack the ability to speak on behlf of their children's. PTA and other meetings are held for non english and english speaking parents together; therefore so much time is wasted on translating. P.S. 340 is not a school for your child if your looking for a school that will provide multi culture. It provides services based on one culture and thinks little of the small percentage to children that are from other ethincal backgrounds.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son graduated from PS 340 last year and I am proud to say he is an honor student. He did exceptionally well on his state test scores and very well on his reportcard. He LOVED it at 340. I also have a younger child and he also is doing very good. The school is safe they plan plenty of activities they always give HW etc...I have nothing but great things to say about this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school i went there nine years ago! i'm now in tenth grade and i loved every single year there. i still remember the blue walls and the school-like smell everyone got a little taste of it as soon as you walk in. I remember all of my teachers name i just really wish i could speak to them once again.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have one child at PS 340 and all of my expectation that I held for this school has now gone. The principal does not do enough to get the children involved in extracurricular activities such as chess in the schools which is free or any sort of music classes. There is a lack of communication in obtaining information about your child's progress. You get the bad news at the PTA conferences which could have been worked on during the school year. You don't get a sense of what your child is doing in each subject There is no real science work given in the class room and absolutely no science home work is given. The principal at PS 340 needs to take a look at PS 307 which is where we were zoned to go and now I feel much regret. More needs to be done at this school. I feel the principal is just concerned with her salary and does not canvas enough for her students. The teachers are in too much of a hurry to get on with their lives to spend an extra 10 min to speak with you the parent. There is only one teacher who really impressed me and that was the second grade teacher my child had. I wish my child still had that teacher. The quality of homework is also lacking.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love P340 because they are very professional clean they care about their student's well-being academically and physically and mentally. They are an example to be followed!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers were great and I still talk to my kindergarten teacher through mail. I am now in 10th grade and I still admire her. She was the best teacher I ever had.

  • (5 years ago)

    Being a parent of 1 child at 340 I must say that it is a great school. The administration and teachers genuinely seem to care about the students. I feel they go above and beyond their call of duty. It's a shame that funding for schools is being cut the staff at 340 try to do so much for the students with the money they receive. Believe it or not they provide rigorous ballroom dancing classes which actually go out and compete against other schools. This is one of the little things that sets PS 340 apart.

  • (5 years ago)

    I want to say that PS340 is not the greatest of all schools. My son has been tranfer to this school because of the No Child Left Behind offer which didn't make since to be tranfer here. Ever since I had numerous problems with the teachers lack of communicating regarding your children's progress. My so recieve speech therapy twice a week for 30 min per session. However come to find out that his speech has not improved over the two years he been there. He's not getting articulation & intervention help. Now he's in the thrid grade and I still find that he is struggling and some areas such as reading simple book and comprehensing what he has read math problem solving science and other concerns that I have. I called the school district to get a transfer to another school that can attend to his special needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think ps 340 is a very good school . It is very safe for my kids. The teachers are very helpful with my kids. They get the help they need in every subjects.The staff are very helpfull.My son is now the 4th grade. He 's been atending this school since he was 5 years old and still he look forward for the next day of school.MY daughter is in the 1st grade and she is so into the program in school. I am very please with ps 340.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been very good for my son. The teacher he got understand his needs. The staff members are always very helpful. His been in this school since he was 5yrs. Now his almost 10 and still looking forward to go back the next day. He works in the office with a few staff members and they all know him very well. academy he is doing more than what I expected. Music is very good cause they learn how to use different instruments and make music that they like. Art class he loves because they do especial things. They make many things with almost nothing. The test are easy and the after school programs are 100% percent very helpful. This school is a great place for kids to be in. The school is very safe. Nothing had ever hapend. The kids make new friends the first day they attend.

  • (10 years ago)

    PS 340 has been an excellent experience for me and my family. As a parent I was always welcomed to be a part of the school environment. The atmosphere is one of 'family' a place where all are made to feel comfortable and accepted. My kids and I never want to leave at the end of the day!

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